NXP Software and ZTE announce LifeVibes/Qualcomm phone deal


NXP Software has announced ZTE will incorporate LifeVibes VoiceExperience software into its Qualcomm-based phones.  The agreement comes as a part of both company’s participation in Qualcomm’s Hexagon Access Program.

LifeVibes VoiceExperience delivers HD Voice “quality of speech” along with noise suppression, echo cancellation and “ensures intelligibility” in noisy environments.  ZTE says use of VoiceExperience […]

Sprint: iPhone 5 doesn’t support HD voice “at this time.”


"Sprint does not support HD voice on the iPhone 5 at this time” is the sole comment coming out of Sprint’s PR representative as of the afternoon of September 13. When asked to clarify exactly what that meant, the spokesperson repeated the phrase exactly, word for word. Is the glass half empty, half full, […]

Sprint HD voice service coming from EVRC-NW–not LTE


Press reports out of the Sprint HTC EVO 4G LTE event say the company will first deliver HD voice over its enhanced/advanced 3G network over CDMA 1X Advanced technology using Qualcomm’s EVRC-NW’s codec – not via LTE.  Ain’t that a kick in the pants?

Last year, Sprint indicated it would be upgrading its 3G […]

Ericsson, Qualcomm to demo VoLTE to WCDMA voice handover via SRVCC


At Mobile World Congress next week, Ericsson and Qualcomm will conduct a live demo of seamless voice call handoff between LTE to WCDMA voice networks. 

The SRVCC (Single Radio Voice Call Continuity) demo highlights the ability to use fewer radio components to hand off calls between LTE and WCDMA networks.   A demo illustrates […]

ZTE talks HD voice with CDMA2000 testing


From EE Times Asia, ZTE says it has finished CDMA2000 1x IOT testing in partnership with Qualcomm.  A CDMA2000 1x Advanced network will “quadruple voice capacity” while ensuring “excellent HD voice quality,” according to the release.

The announcement would suggest that HD voice might be making its way to CDMA networks at some […]

Ericsson demos HD voice on CDMA–but will it sell?


Today, Ericsson (www.ericsson.com) announced a successful demonstration of a an HD voice call CDMA using the EVRC-NW (Enhanced Variable Rate Codec-Narrowband-Wideband) codec in a lab environment using Ericsson CDMA gear, claiming a technical first for the CDMA industry. It’s an interesting release since Qualcomm been demoing HD voice for year and the Ericsson release […]

India get hot Droid phone, second mobile HD voice carrier


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 […]

Acme Packet lines up HD voice transcoding with AMR-WB, G.722 and EVRC-B


Acme Packet (www.acmepacket.com), the dominant name in the session border control (SBC) space has rolled out heavy-duty support for HD voice, including codec management functions and transcoding functions for its Net-Net family.  One big surprise is support for EVRC-B, a narrowband voice codec for the CDMA world.

The new set of capabilities, called HD […]

HD voice rumors this week

Tweet QUALCOMM made a visit to Verizon Wireless and demonstrated its HD Voice technology.   Don’t read too much into this, since carriers get a lot of tech demos. Business broadband carrier MegaPath is thinking about a HD voice product for 2010.

HD Comm '09 – Tweets of ATSC Chairman, HD Innovation Panels presentations


The tweets presented below were sent during the HD Communications Summit, September 15, 2009.  Some formatting and selective spelling correction done for readability.

Robert Graves, Chairman, ATSC Forum

Graves – from Bell Labs/AT&T, got involved with video, went to ATSC Graves – Spent lot of time evangelizing about ATSC/digital TV/HDTV Graves – ATSC now […]