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 […]

Aicent joins i3 Forum

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Aicent (www.aicent.com) announced it has joined the i3 Forum, becoming the 47th member of the community of operators and service providers dedicated to advanced IP interconnectivity.

The company says it serves more than three billion mobile users around the world, operating one of the world’s largest mobile IPX network exchanges connecting to over 200 […]

iBasis and Telecom Italia Sparkle IPX interconnect/peer

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KPN subsidiary iBasis and TI Sparkle, the international services arm of Telecom Italia Group have turned up a multiservice IPX peering connection.  The new interconnection will support the exchange of multiple media types, including voice, signaling and GRX traffic generated by and destined for network operators connected to each carrier’s IPX and ensure end-to-end […]

iBasis, Reliance Communications (RCom) establish IPX

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This week, KPN-subsidiary IBasis announced Reliance Communications (RCom)will be joining the iBasis IPX (IP eXchange) network.

IPX services, such as IBasis’, provide full-blown SIP exchange with Quality of Service (QoS) to support services such as HD voice, Voice over LTE (VoLTE) and videoconferencing.   IPX is necessary for LTE roaming and provides high-quality VoIP in […]

Enterprise Connect 2012: Level 3 to support SIP interconnection; SMS needs to be just another data type on IP PBX

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A Level 3 spokesperson said the company was working towards enabling SIP peering across all of its customers, and expected to roll it out later this year.

The conversation came up during a wider discussion of Level 3’s enterprise services and customer’s desire for videoconferencing and other SIP-based services to “just work.”

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Telstra International is “looking into” HD voice functionality for IPX service

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Korean-based SK Telecom and Hong Kong-CSL have announced a LTE roaming agreement using Telxtra’s IPX interconnect service.   But there’s more to come, says a Telstra official.

“Leveraging QOS enabled networks allows Telstra International to control the quality of the voice call from the origin to the destination across markets in Asia, Europe and US,” […]

BT Global Telecom finds HD voice, promotes global IP Exchange (IPX) for SIP exchange

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Over the past month, BT Global Telecom has ramped up promotion of HD voice through several blog postings and UK interviews.  The carrier is positioning itself as the place to go to exchange HD voice and other SIP services , but it is also waiving around an old idea on how to make money […]