Horne International, Evolve form Hornet hosted HD voice

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Fairfax, VA-based Horne International has created Hornet LLC with Evolve IP to deliver hosted HD voice, unified communications, and managed network services to government “and other large multi-line businesses and organizations.”

Hornet (www.hornetcommunications.com) will be providing a “one stop, turn-key HD VoIP offering” with Polycom phones. Government customers will be able to purchase [...]

Enterprise Connect 2012 – Comcast officially rolls out Business VoiceEdge cloud-based HD voice service

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Does the cable industry do anything fast?  Comcast officially launched/announced Business VoiceEdge this week, a cloud-based (i.e., hosted) voice and unified communications solution. It’s a service they were demonstrating in plain sight back at The Cable Show 2011.  The service includes HD voice, a “common user experience,” and a full suite of UC features, [...]

IT EXPO East 2012–General Telecom launches HD voice hosted private label solution

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Miami FL – General Telecom (www.gentel.net) has joined the hosted VoIP world, offering a “cost effective, scalable” private label hosted VoIP solution.  The white label VoIP solution supports G.722.

The white label VoIP program allows VARs, interconnects, ISPs, system integrations and “other non-traditional service providers” to sell hosted IP PBX and SIP [...]

Virtual PBX announces “VoIP Anywhere” with HD voice support

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Virtual PBX (www.virtualpbx.com) announced the latest enhancements to its hosted PBX service, VoIP Anywhere.  The service can be accessed through any standard softphone, including clients on Android and the Apple iOS family.  

Devices appear as VoIP extensions in the Virtual PBX system, so calls made include full access to all system features, including [...]

The Cable Show 2011/#cable11–Comcast demos business HD voice offering

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While nobody at Comcast was ready to talk about HD voice on the consumer side, the company was demonstrating in plain sight the capability to support it and videoconferencing on the business side.

 

The “Managed Business Class Voice” demonstration featured Polycom’s poster-child VVX video phone to do point-to-point video calls in Comcast’s [...]

XO intros HD voice and video service; working with Neutral Tandem for “off-net” calls

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At Enterprise Connect in Orlando, XO Communications launched its new Enterprise Cloud Communications service featuring HD voice and video.  It also revealed it is working with Neutral Tandem for exchanging SIP calls with other carriers in the future.

XO Enterprise Cloud Communications puts together local and long distance calling, enterprise-wide HD voice and video, [...]

Polycom goes UC crazy, announces cloud solution with Broadsoft, Android-based app, Microsoft H.264 SVC support.

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Voice and video hardware manufacturer Polycom (www.polycom.com) went a little UC-crazy today, with a trio of announcements including a cloud solution with BroadSoft (www.broadsoft.com), an Android-based client for Samsung’s GALAXY Tab, and Microsoft (www.microsoft.com) lining up to support Polycom’s H.264 SVC technology for video.

BroadSoft and Polycom have teamed up to roll out a [...]

Malta gets HD voice–but no details.

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According to a brief bit in The Malta Independent, SKY Telecom is supporting HD voice through its SKY IP voice platform.  Currently being offered through the company’s SKY Virtual PBX service, it “will be made available on all SKY Telecom’s existing voice services in the coming weeks.”

XO plans new hosted offering with HD voice in Q1 2011

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XO Communications is planning to roll out HD voice service in a new hosted offering in the first quarter of 2011.  Perhaps this is one of the “major carriers” Cincinnati Bell and Metaswitch Networks were hinting at over the past two weeks

The news came in a In a brief email exchange with a [...]

Cloud Communications Alliance emerges, embraces HD voice

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Eight business VoIP service providers have more formally joined together as the Cloud Communications Alliance (CCA).  The newly created organization says it represents more than $100 million in combined annual revenue and collectively serve more than 110,000 businesses in the United States – and it wants to make good on HD voice peering.

Members [...]