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.

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,” [...]

Telefonica boasts SRVCC from LTE to 3G in the lab

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Telefonica has become the first network operator to demonstrate the ability to transfer voice calls seamlessly and without interruption from an LTE network to a 3G network.  However, the handover was conducted in a test lab environment simulation – not in the real world.

The handover was conducted in Germany at the labs of [...]

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 [...]