T-Mobile Netherlands (finally, officially) turns up HD voice on its 3G network


Last month, T-Mobile Netherlands announced the completion of HD voice across its 3G network, with service activated for both customers.

Back in May, the carrier said it was starting to test HD voice, but there are bits and pieces suggesting T-Mobile Netherlands were running tests of HD voice near the Hague as early […]

Vodafone Netherlands 3G HD voice rollout “almost complete,” starting VoLTE trials


Vodafone Netherlands has almost completed its 3G HD voice rollout, if Google translate is to be trusted, according to All About Phones. It is also starting VoLTE trials in the second half of this year and expects to have a commercial rollout by mid-2015, states Telecompaper.

KPN deployed HD voice in May 2012 […]

Editorial—The Dutch love HD voice


If you are following #HDvoice on Twitter (you are, right?), the people of the Netherlands are loving their new HD voice service.  Right now the Dutch are out-tweeting everyone else on the planet – and given all the French deployments of HD voice, that’s saying something.

Of course, this could also be a language […]

KPN tweeting up HD voice with Sony Xperia S handset giveway


Having declared HD voice operational on its network, it appears KPN is doing more than sitting on its laurels.  A look at tweets using the #HDvoice tag shows almost the exact same tweet coming from three different users over the past week.  It doesn’t hurt that the carrier is offering a chance to win […]

KPN declares mobile HD voice service permanently available.


Netherlands-based KPN has declared its pilot of mobile HD voice over, and the service permanently available on its entire UMTS / 3G network.

A blog posting on KPN’s website says network quality and the new technology were both closely monitored.  With a noticeable improvement in sound quality, KPN decided to make the technology permanently […]

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 […]

KPN to introduce HD voice sometime- no details, however


KPN is planning to introduce HD voice in the future, reports All About Phones.  No details on if this will be mobile, broadband, or both types of service.

All About Phones’ report comes via a KPN employee talking to “a reliable source” and to a KPN spokesperson.  The spokesperson noted deployments by Orange in […]

Rumor of the day: T-Mobile Netherlands running AMR-WB capable network… but no service


In the course of working on the 2011 HD Voice report, we came across “WTIMIT: The TIMIT Speech Corpus Transmitted over the 3G AMR Wideband Mobile Network.”


Long story short:  University geeks run experiments on a 3G AMR-WB network

More specifically, across T-Mobile 3G HSPA+ network in The Hague, The Netherlands.