HD voice gets a CrystalBlue Lite boost


Whaleback Systems (http://www.whalebacksystems.com) has announced a managed business service optimized for SIP trunks plus a new carrier partner program for selling the service to the SMB market.

CrystalBlue Lite is a managed VoIP offering specifically designed for carriers deploying SIP trunks and includes a “carrier-class” fault-tolerant IP PBX appliance at the customer site. The […]

VoIP providers FreecoNet, Edge Solutions offer HD voice in Poland


BankierPress and TMC Net unearth HD voice service providers in Eastern Europe.  

FreecoNet is described as the largest VoIP operator in Poland with an estimated share of about 40 percent of the pure-play VoIP market and about 65,000 to 70,000 active customers.

If the Google translation is correct, FreecoNet first offered HD […]

Broadvox lines up behind HD voice with new hosted product


During its partner summit, Broadvox (www.broadvox.com) became the latest provider to offer HD voice support. Its newly announced GO!Hosted product lists “HD voice quality” among its many features.

GO!Hosted is being touted as “approximately two-thirds less” than what is being charged by (most other) hosted VoIP providers for similar services, with cost savings being […]

MegaPath starts scooting towards HD voice


Managed service provider MegaPath (www.megapath.com) is quietly scooting up to HD voice, if the signs from Google and its blog are worth looking into.

While the company hasn’t formally said it does HD voice, searching for “HD Voice” via Google typically pops up MegaPath’s “Cloud-Powered Biz VoIP” sponsored ad at the top of the […]

Bandwidth.com differentiates Phonebooth service with HD voice


Bandwidth.com (www.bandwidth.com) is quietly using HD voice as one of value-added features to differentiate between its free and pay Phonebooth.com small business service.

The Phonebooth Free service supplies a free phone number, 200 minutes per month of free inbound local calling – 6 cents per minute additional – auto attendant, extensions, voicemail, voicemail to […]

8×8 Hosted HD Voice now available over New Edge Networks


New Edge Networks, the business services side of Earthlink, has announced that 8×8 has joined its “ecosystem” of business applications.  New Edge business customers can access 8×8’s hosted HD voice network via MPLS and 8×8 customers can ride New Edge’s MPLS network with all the advantages it carries, such as end-to-end traffic prioritization and […]

Optimum Lightpath HD voice service exceeding “expectations”


Not disclosing numbers on its initial efforts, Optimum Lightpath is apparently selling a lot of hosted HD voice, if the one line comment HD Voice News received to an inquiry earlier this week.

“While we do not disclose number of endpoints, we can say that demand has exceeded our best expectations.  This is a […]

Hosted VoIP provider Junction Networks adds HD voice support


Junction Networks has added HD voice support to all of its on-network and conference bridge calls, laying claim to being the first provide doing both.

The company’s OnSIP Virtual PBX is now defined as “Wideband-ready” and on-network HD voice calls will be free as are current vanilla VoIP calls.  OnSIP is supporting G.722 as […]

8×8 announces HD voice upgrade completed


8×8 Vice President of Business Development Huw Rees will discuss the company’s HD voice technology and strategy in greater detail during the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show HD Voice Summit being held on Wednesday, January 6 from 1 – 5:30 p.m. in Las Vegas.

8×8 has formally announced its upgrade to its VoIP network supporting […]

Phone.com launches hosted HD Voice service for SMBs


Editor’s note: Phone.com and ooma are sponsors of www.hdconnectnow.org

Phone.com has announced the introduction of its new HD Business Phone service, adding to the company’s portfolio of VoIP Virtual Office Services.   Businesses can purchase their own HD IP phones to complement their Phone.com Virtual Office account or purchase a phone from phone.com to use […]