I have pair of articles on TMC discussing the latest progress of HD voice in the United States and around the globe.
For the U.S.–
HD voice has finally arrived on all four major U.S. wireless carriers. However, users should be aware of the different issues and potential problems with some carriers.
In yesterday’s launch of Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, the company announced support for Voice over LTE (VoLTE) with the new hardware. Apple’s comparison chart between the 5 and 6 families indicates only the new phones will support VoLTE, so prepare to open your wallet.
With three out of four (AT&T, T-Mobile, [...]
MTN officially launched HD voice on its 3G network in August, according to Ventures Africa and other sources.
The service is only available on 3G at this time.
A brief in telecompaper says Telenor Demark has turned up HD voice across its 3G network after tests in North Jutland over the summer. Devices supported include the iPhone 5, 5S, 5C; HTC’s One, One X and One V; Samsung Galaxy S4 and S5, Nokia Lumina and various Sony Experia models.
KPN subsidiary iBasis this week announced an HD voice interconnection between Poland mobile operator P4 and KPN in the Netherlands. Subscribers of PLAY, the P4 mobile brand, and KPN mobile can now directly make end-to-end mobile HD voice to each other across their respective networks.
The two carriers use iBasis’s IPX service, Premium Voice [...]
On May 15, Hong Kong Telecom (HKT)announced the launch of Voice over LTE (VoLTE) service, marking the third VoLTE announcement within a week.
HKT is supporting the Samsung Note 3 for VoLTE customers. Huawei is featured as the core network vendor in the VoLTE rollout.
Consumers Digest ran a piece on May 16 discussing AT&T’s HD voice launch–
You’ll note HD Voice News predicts all carriers will be running HD Voice networks by mid-2015 with interconnectivity not happening until 2016. The fuller answer given to Consumers Digest ran to about a page or so of complexity and explains. [...]
Japan’s largest mobile operator said it plans to launch Voice over LTE (VoLTE) in late June. Callers will be able to make HD voice calls simultaneously with a data connection, according to reports.
Four smart phones and two tablets offered by the carrier will be able to conduct VoLTE calls after a software [...]
I’m currently working through a couple of pieces for publication over at TMCnet on the official (press release, not rumored, not CTO-dropping buzzwords and vague dates) AT&T announcement for HD voice support in limited markets.
Consumers Digest is working on an HD voice piece. I feel sorry for the reporter, because he asked about [...]
Verizon Wireless says it will have VoLTE with HD voice via AMR-WB this year, according to a piece in FierceWireless Tech.
Multiple sources are cited, including a statement by a Verizon Wireless spokesperson saying VoLTE will come out sometime in 2014 and a research note by Credit Suisse predicting VoLTE will be introduced [...]