KPN starts HD voice trial in the Netherlands; Nokia Windows phone supported


KPN has announced it has started an HD voice trial in the Netherlands, laying claim to being the first official launch of mobile HD voice service in the country. The announcement is especially significant because it includes the Nokia 800 Lumia — a Windows Phone — among the supported device. Kudos to the service […]

Microsoft Lync does standards-based HD voice in Polycom interop


Polycom’s new Microsoft’s Lync solutions don’t speak Microsoft RTA.  Instead, the SIP standard devices and phones will all talk through Lync using G.722 and G.722.1 (Siren) for HD voice support.

Polycom announced “the broadest ranges of UC solutions” interoperable with Microsoft’s UC platform last week, citing over 40 systems, including a “custom-built” video […]

Editorial–Microsoft buys Skype


I hate to be on the “bandwagon” for the Microsoft/Skype acquisition, but it’s just too big not to comment.

According to the bits and pieces I’m seeing, all development work at Skype is being brought to a halt for the next 9 months, including SkypeKit and new SILK licenses, while all the legal/regulatory […]

Polycom adds HD voice phones for Microsoft Communications Server “14”


Polycom ( has added a brace of HD voice phones to support Microsoft ( Communications Server “14.”

Getting feted at VoiceCon Orlando this week, Microsoft Communications Server “14” will get three new “optimized” Polycom HD voice devices, two handsets and an IP conference phone.  The new phones are the first “Microsoft-optimized” phones to […]