Kenya (more or less) lights up mobile HD voice service via Orange

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While not yet officially listed on Orange’s HD voice website (www.orange.com/hdvoice), Kenya is joining the mobile HD voice club.  Telkom Orange announced its new 21 Mbps HSPA+ data network along with a “range” of HD voice devices expected to be readily available in its stores across the country, according to IT News Africa.

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Orange Romania gets HD voice

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According to multiple reports, Orange Romania has flipped the switch on HD voice in the country.  At this rate, mobile HD voice service will be available throughout most of Europe by the end of the year.

HD voice service will be free of charge to all Orange customers “for all national and local calls” [...]

Wind Mobile adds Nokia C5-04

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Canada-based WIND Mobile has added the Nokia C5-04 to its phone line up.  It is the second phone to support HD voice on the company’s network.

India get hot Droid phone, second mobile HD voice carrier

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When Aircel rolls out its 3G service across 13 cities in India, it will also carry one of the hottest phones on the planet.  OliveTelecom will provide the OliveSmart V-S300, complete with Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) and a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, with HD voice supported.

The V-S300 is described as the “first” Indian HSPA+ smart [...]

Global mobile Suppliers Association adds to mobile HD voice headcount in Feb report

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In its latest mobile HD voice market report, the Global mobile Suppliers Association (www.gsacom.com) now counts 15 “commercial” HD voice networks in 14 countries.  The report characterizes momentum for introducing HD voice as “growing.”

The first report released in mid-November cited 10 commercial HD voice networks operational in 9 countries.  New countries listed in [...]

Mobile HD voice coming to Canada via WIND Mobile and Huawei

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WIND Mobile (www.mindmobile.ca) of Canada is rolling out AMR-WB – yes, mobile HD voice service – to its customers across Canada.  Sitting at the core of WIND’s Canadian network is Huawei (www.huawei.com).

This is the first announced deployment of AMR-WB in the Americas and also the first credited mobile HD voice deployment for Huawei.  [...]

GmSA report puts number of mobile HD voice networks at 10 (but misses Austria)

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The Global mobile Supplier Association – GSA for short, which will cause some confusion with anyone doing business with the U.S. government – yesterday released its”HD Voice: Global Update” report.   The report cites 10 commercial mobile HD Voice networks operational in 9 countries, with service commercially available in Armenia, Belgium, Egypt, France, Moldova, Russia, [...]

Egypt gets HD voice through Orange and Mobinil

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France Telecom/Orange (www.orange.com) has announced it is launching mobile HD voice service in Cairo on Mobinil’s network.  It is the first time mobile HD voice has been launched in the Africa and Middle East region – and blows a HD Voice News prediction that Tunisia was to be the first.

Mobinil is Egypt’s leading [...]

CSR launches BC6145 for HD voice with mono Bluetooth

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Fresh off of its announcement of the CSR8000 platform and its support of HD voice, CSR (www.csr.com) has launched the BC6145.  The Bluetooth audio platform is designed for mono/lower cost applications.

The ROM-based device is designed to support HD voice call quality A2DP music streaming, bi-directional noise reduction, and ultra-low-power wind reduction (WNR). 

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Mobile HD voice in Croatia – and NOT Orange

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Thanks to Gaurav Singla of Ericsson for providing the tip

Buried in a press release from Croatia (Original announcement of 9/22/10 here), Vipnet Communications is launching mobile HD voice services in Croatia in “early October,” with devices available in November (if we can trust Google Translate).

Needless to say, mobile HD is being delivered [...]