Orange Switzerland officially launches mobile HD voice service, adds interesting comments


After months of promotions and testing, Orange Switzerland has officially launched HD voice service with nationwide coverage (well, more than 90 percent of the market in the entire 3G network, according to the press release).

The official release from Orange says over 100,000 customers own HD voice capable phones and 21 HD voice […]

Apple iPhone 4S– HD voice or not? More likely "Yes”


While there was no official discussion or mention of HD voice/wideband voice at the Apple iPhone 4S rollout earlier this week, it is possible/likely (Apologies for the hedging) that the device will support AMR-WB for voice calls in/on select vendors and markets.

T-Mobile and Orange have already announced the UK pricing for the […]

Orange Switzerland officially goes on line with mobile HD voice


It’s been more than a year since Orange announced HD voice trials in Switzerland, but the company has officially launched service in the western part of the country, according to a report by TelecomPaper. Service to the rest of the country’s 3G network is expected by the end of October.

Orange Switzerland has been […]

Orange Uganda turns up mobile HD voice


On July 7, Orange Uganda officially joined the mobile HD voice club, the first nation in Sub-Saharan Africa to do so. 

The release from Orange had few other details, other than saying this was the second operator in Africa to turn up service. 

All total, this is the 12th territory Orange has […]

ZTE gets into the mobile HD voice handset game with Skate/Monte Carlo


China telecommunications manufacturer ZTE will be providing Orange UK with the ZTE “Monte Carlo” nee Skate cell phone.  The Monte Carlo will be supporting HD voice among its other features.

The Inquirer broke the story earlier this week when Orange UK put up the phone on its web site as “Coming Soon”.  The phone […]

France Telecom releases onslaught of HD voice news–1 million mobile HD voice users


France Telecom has launched a major offensive for HD voice today, declaring it wants to “open up” the use of HD Voice communications by 2013.  The company says it now has  one million (1M) mobile HD voice users, and has further launches planned this year, particularly in the AMEA (Africa, Middle East, and Asia) […]

Orange adds mobile HD voice service to Mauritius, Reunion; Switzerland this fall.


France Telecom continues to roll out HD voice service in its subsidiaries around the globe.  The latest countries include Mauritius and Reunion, but the company isn’t hyping the additions.

Mauritius appears in a Orange Switzerland press release promoting a HD voice demonstration at the 37th Asut seminar in Bern on June 9.  The country […]

Orange Romania gets HD voice


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” […]

Huawei wins UK Orange/DT Everything Everywhere network upgrade–HD voice in mix?


Reports out of the U.K. are crediting Huawei ( with a big equipment order.  The company appears to have won a four year deal to upgrade Everything Everywhere, the joint venture between Deutsche Telekom and France Telecom.

An officially announcement may be coming today (May 9) out of Huawei’s HQ in Shenzhen, China, reports […]

Orange subsidiary TP introduces HD voice in Poland–and maybe HD upconverting…


After months of promises and hints throughout 2010, Orange subsidiary Polish Telecom has officially launched broadband HD voice service.  The translated press release can be found here.

Current hardware supported is the Livephone Sagem D67W and can be purchased either in showrooms or on the company’s website.

Interestingly, while the best sound quality […]