Metaswitch details HD voice support, mobile voice quality enhancements


Orlando, Florida, Metaswitch Forum 2012 — Company executives detailed Metaswitch’s product enhancements for HD voice support and mobile voice quality. There’s strong support for SILK and transcoding among the news, plus enhancements

Paul Brittain, VP, VoIP & Multimedia products, said the company was adding support for SILK and AMR-WB in the HD realm, […]

Metaswitch highlights HD voice in intro remarks


Metaswitch CEO John Lazar mentioned the company is rolling in more support for HD voice and video into its products, with various demonstrations highlighting the technologies in the vendor demo area.

Details weren’t provided, Given an emphasis on the Perimeta Session Border Controller (SBC) and running functions such as transcoding and encryption on […]

Media uptick on HD voice continues


Stories on Forbes and CIO illustrate how HD voice is (finally) starting to make inroades with U.S. media outlets.

A Forbes blog posting suggests the HD voice feature of VoLTE will bring back carrier customers from over-the-top (OTT) services by providing higher quality. It also cites Metaswitch’s view of the world that carriers need […]

Why Earthlink doesn’t currently support HD voice on its new business voice service


EarthLink’s rollout of a new "Complete” suite of business voice, data, and Internet solutions doesn’t include HD voice out of the box.  And it all comes down to software support in Metaswitch’s Media Gateways, according to an EarthLink executive.  But a fix should be in by the end of Q1 2012.

“The G.722 codec […]

@Cableshow tweets about HD voice exhibits at The Cable Show 2011


According to the Twitter representative (tweeting? Tweeter?) of The Cable Show (, Metaswitch Networks and CableNET – the technology showcase area for CableLabs – will both be featuring HD voice.

@Cableshow sent the following tweet in response to a @DougonIPComm message earlier in the day wondering if cable execs would be talking about HD […]

Metaswitch adds home-grown HD voice UC soft client to portfolio


Metaswitch Networks ( has added CommPortal Communicator to its growing portfolio of “We’re here to help the service provider” software applications.  The customizable UC client includes support for G.722.

CommPortal Communicator is available on Windows PCs, Apple i-devices and Android platforms. The software is designed to be a managed UC client for use by […]

Metaswitch Forum: HD voice/video messaging “on the map”


Orlando, FL – As HD voice and video services move forward, Metaswitch ( is in the initial stages of looking at how to upgrade its products to support messaging for those data types.

The tidbit came out during Metaswitch’s “Product Updates” presentation earlier in the week. Metaswitch expects the need to support both […]

Metaswitch Forum: HD voice on the roadmap, including conferencing


Orlando, FL – At today’s presentations at the Metaswitch Forum (, HD voice got some love (i.e. slides) on the product roadmap, including support for HD voice conferencing by the end of the year.

“HD voice is one of the few tricks that VoIP does that you can’t do with POTS,” said Metaswitch […]

May coverage – The Cable Show, HD Communications Summit West, MetaSwitch Forum


HD Voice News Editor-in-Chief Doug Mohney will be at the following events in May:

The Cable Show, Los Angeles, CA

Arriving in LA on Monday afternoon, May 10. At the show proper on Tuesday, May 11, until 6 PM (show floor opens from 3-6 PM).

HD Communications Summit West, The Computer Museum, Mountain […]