TDC gets int’l voice, termination, future HD voice peering from iBasis

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TDC, the leading telecommunications company in Denmark, has renewed an outsourcing agreement with iBasis, with an “explore” clause for mobile services including HD voice.

Terms of the three year agreement make iBasis the primary provider of international voice services and preferred provider for terminating voice services with the Nordic countries for TDC.   In addition, [...]

Tata, PCCW announce IPX interop pact

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Tata Communications and PCCW Global have signed an agreement to interconnect their IPX communities. The move will enable seamless HD voice and video connectivity when fully implemented. It also “further expands the global community of interconnected mobile network operators,” according to a Tata press release.

The release goes on to cite Tata’s MPLS network [...]

NY Times briefly mentions HD voice, connectivity

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Last week, the New York Times discussed cellular quality in its Personal Tech section.  HD voice and HD voice interoperability were among the topics.

“Remedies for Better Cellphone Signal and Quality” discusses how to get better quality cellular reception through the use of microcells, signal boosters, and Wi-Fi; sound quality including HD voice [...]

Tata Communications announces HD voice termination service

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Tata Communications has officially announced an HD voice call routing service, joining the club of IPX providers and other intermediaries.

Mobile network operators (MNOs) would use Tata’s service to route international HD voice calls via end-to-end IP without transcoding “ensuring that HD customers calling HD-compatible destinations internationally will receive the full HD experience,” [...]

Orange launches international HD voice exchange for fixed & mobile carriers

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Orange has launched an international HD voice call exchange, making it available to third-party operators and service providers.

The service is operated by Orange’s wholesale group and provides a single IP connection point and full IP routing for end-to-end HD voice service quality.  For businesses, Orange is offering HD voice on IPX via [...]

KPN Wholesale announces Dutch IPX connection with multiple providers

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KPN wholesale has lined up nine Dutch-based carriers for its IP interconnection service. The report in Telecompaper indicates five service providers have or will connect by the end of the year and another four networks will be connected at the beginning of next year. 

Participating providers include CaiWay (CAIW), Dean Connect (DEAN), Edutel [...]

Sorting through IntelePeer’s and BroadSoft’s HD voice interop “support”

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IntelePeer made two HD voice interconnection announcements in October, but trying to parse through the marketing speak has proved to be painful.  The company can route G.722 calls via its CoreCloud product and has a federation-style offering for BroadSoft customers under the name of Fluent.  

With CoreCloud, IntelePeer supports G.722 via SIP trunking.  [...]

Orange announces 4 million HD voice customers, interop between Moldova and Romania

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Orange (France Telecom) has mobile HD voice calls moving seamlessly between Moldova and Romania, the first official announcement of interop between two mobile networks.   This announcement hits an HD voice interoperability goal the carrier announced back in 2011.  Further in the release, the company notes it how has “almost” 4 million HD voice customers [...]

Cloud Communications Alliance moves forward on IP exchange network

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The Cloud Communications Alliance is currently looking over three hardware solutions to provide SIP interconnectivity between its members. Co-founder Dean Parker said a decision is expected shortly to pick one vendor and start building several exchange points.

Parker said the exchange will have three main exchange points, with Dallas, Atlanta, New York, Los Angeles [...]

8×8: People love HD voice, but it’s all within network

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IT EXPO West 2012 – 8×8 says its customers love HD voice, but it is not moving any traffic outside of its own network.

“We’ve gotten very good feedback from customers,” said VP if Business Development Huw Rees. “They really enjoy it, they really like the quality. But we’ve got to find a way [...]