Apple delivers HD voice on the iPhone 5


This story updated around 11:45 PM ET on September 12 — Audience voice processing tech is notin the Apple iPhone 5.  HD Voice News apologies for the erroneous information.

After months of speculation, Apple has announced the iPhone 5.   The new device supports “cellular wideband audio” and “over” 20 carriers will support the […]

iSuppli: LTE subs forecast to grow to over 73 million this year, 1.2B in 2016


Global LTE subscribers are expected to reach 73.3 million by the end of the, says a report by IHS iSuppli. The “Consumer and Communications Market Tracker Report” predicts triple digit growth in 2013, with LTE subs to total nearly 2.6 million.

By 2016, LTE subscribers are expected to reach nearly 1.2 billion, according to […]

GSA: HD voice on 45 mobile networks in 35 countries


In a report released on September 3, the Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA) “confirms a rapid expansion” of mobile HD voice services worldwide using AMR-WB, with deployments on “numerous” GSM, WCDMA-UMTS  and LTE networks.

The latest “Mobile HD Voice: Global Update” report confirms HD voice services have been commercially launched in almost 60 […]

LG U+ uses Ericsson for VoLTE service deployment in South Korea


Ericsson ( continues building its HD voice wins, this time by providing the technology for LG U+ to deploy VoLTE (Voice over LTE).

The company’s press release doesn’t detail an exact date for VoLTE service turn up, only that LG U+ has launched. It also says the operator “can offer” services such as […]

SK Telecom introduces VoLTE *now* (Well, August 8)


SK Telecom will start offering HD voice service over its LTE network on August 8, reports The Next Web.   This is a move up from a previously announced September timeframe.

As part of the launch, the operator is pre-loading Samsung Galaxy S III LTE devices with supporting soft clients – LTE is all data, […]

South Korea: KT delivering LTE HD voice in October


Telecompaper reports KT will offer VoLTE (HD voice) over its network in October.  The rollout will follow SK Telecom’s VoLTE rollout in September.

KT is currently trialing VoLTE service with around 300 students and office workers around the country. The carrier will be offering all kinds of advanced LTE technology over the next […]

Editorial: PC World hints, confuses HD voice over VoLTE.


A PC World article out this week suggests Voice over LTE (VoLTE) will be able to offer HD voice and “Better Voice Quality.”   I’m going to go out on a limb and offer some clarifications and opinions.

PC World: When will VoLTE start to show up?

The piece says VoLTE won’t appear “commercially” […]

D2 Technologies and Sequans announce reference solution for LTE at Mobile Asia Expo


D2 Technologies is announcing (yet another) partnership with a 4G chip manufacturer.  Sequans Communication is offering the SQN3110 baseband chip pared with D2’s mCUE 4G mobile communications client for VoLTE and RCS video calling apps. 

The SQN3110 is the “heart” of Sequans’ second generation Andromeda LTE platform.   ODMs and OEMs […]

LG Uplus to launch VoLTE service for South Korea in October


LG Uplus (U+) will be delivering Voice over LTE (VoLTE) in October 2012, making South Korea the first country to get national VoLTE coverage. 

First reported in The Korea Herald, LG Uplus has completed its nationwide LTE network and “is considering” providing VoLTE on all LTE-based devices starting in 2013.

LG Uplus […]

Sprint boasts HD voice in 2012, HTC 4G LTE as “First HD Voice-capable” smartphone in U.S.


Sprint is playing up HD voice – both in its network and phone “capabilities” in the roll out of its latest HTC Evo.  The HTC EVO 4G LTE will be available in “the second quarter” for $199.99, with pre-orders starting on May 7.

The HTC EVO 4G LTE has Android 4.0 with HTC […]