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 [...]

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.  [...]

BT launches second IPX exchange hub in Singapore, says there’s revenue in HD voice

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BT Global Services has opened up a second  IP Exchange (IPX) hub in Singapore, reports ZD Net.  BT execs say IPX will lead to new revenues and the ability to stay competitive against over-the-top (OTT) providers, with HD voice providing revenue opportunities.

Once again, BT is talking up its transcoding solution available through its [...]

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 [...]