AT&T turns on HD voice support to its HTC One M8

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AT&T is rolling out a software update this week to the HTC One M8 supporting HD voice, reports Android Police.

The update presumably adds support for Voice over LTE (VoLTE) as a part of the update to Android 4.4.4, along with other tweaks, including improved battery performance and enhancements to security and Bluetooth.

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Sri Lanka gets HD voice

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HD voice is now available in Sri Lanka.  Etisalat announced the service through Twitter this morning, with a pointer to a page at http://www.etisalat.lk/personal/hd-voice/

The web page notes that there are “over 300” smartphones supporting HD voice.  There’s no charge for the service on 3G; no support for 2G and phones have to be […]

T-Mobile Netherlands (finally, officially) turns up HD voice on its 3G network

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Last month, T-Mobile Netherlands announced the completion of HD voice across its 3G network, with service activated for both customers.

Back in May, the carrier said it was starting to test HD voice, but there are bits and pieces suggesting T-Mobile Netherlands were running tests of HD voice near the Hague as early […]

Deutsche Telekom turns up HD voice on its 2G network

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While most recent hype has been on VoLTE deployments, Deutsche Telekom (DT) is backfilling HD voice service, adding support for AMR-WB on its GSM network this month.

DT has previously turned up HD voice on its 3G UMTS/HSPA-ish network. The carrier notes it is the first one in Germany to support HD on […]

Editorial: HD Voice News updates and future plans for 2015 are coming

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Due to a variety of things going on, I haven’t had time to update HD Voice News. 

I apologize for that.  But readers should keep in mind that advertising support for this web site over the past two years has been… zero.

So when it is a choice between paying the bills […]

Deutsche Telekom starts HD voice transcoding in Germany

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Updated at 1:45 PM ET with edits

Deutsche Telekom (DT) has officially confirmed it is transcoding HD voice between its 3G mobile network and its IP-based fixed line network in Germany.  The company said it has been transcoding since October 9, 2014.

Transcoding between AMR-WB, the mobile world’s HD voice standard, and G.722 […]

Editorial: Snapshots of HD voice progress this month at TMCnet

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I have  pair of articles on TMC discussing the latest progress of HD voice in the United States and around the globe.

For the U.S.–

http://www.techzone360.com/topics/techzone/articles/2014/09/22/389525-hd-voice-now-available-all-major-us-wireless.htm

HD voice has finally arrived on all four major U.S. wireless carriers. However, users should be aware of the different issues and potential problems with some carriers. 

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AT&T talks VoLTE interoperability at CTIA 2014

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AT&T SVP Kris Rinne, said the carrier is working with others on enabling direct VoLTE calls between networks, saith LightReading.

Deployment of VoLTE on AT&T’s network is being done on a market-by-market basis, due in part because of the need to adjust network traffic to be more symmetrical.

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Bigger Apple iPhones support VoLTE

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In yesterday’s launch of Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, the company announced support for Voice over LTE (VoLTE) with the new hardware.  Apple’s comparison chart between the 5 and 6 families indicates only the new phones will support VoLTE, so prepare to open your wallet.

With three out of four (AT&T, T-Mobile, […]

South Africa gets HD voice through MTN

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MTN officially launched HD voice on its 3G network in August, according to Ventures Africa and other sources.

The service is only available on 3G at this time.

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