Cloud Communications Alliance moves forward on IP exchange network

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The Cloud Communications Alliance is currently looking over three hardware solutions to provide SIP interconnectivity between its members. Co-founder Dean Parker said a decision is expected shortly to pick one vendor and start building several exchange points.

Parker said the exchange will have three main exchange points, with Dallas, Atlanta, New York, Los Angeles [...]

Aastra, Level 3 offer cloud voice services and SIP trunking for Internet2 consortium

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The Internet2 university network consortium has worked out a deal with Aastra and Level 3 Communications to provide managed voice services and SIP trunking to college campuses throughout the country.  Aastra says that its Clearspan hosted SIP calls will do HD voice by default with “no additional changes or charges,” so this could be [...]

Enterprise Connect 2012: Level 3 to support SIP interconnection; SMS needs to be just another data type on IP PBX

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A Level 3 spokesperson said the company was working towards enabling SIP peering across all of its customers, and expected to roll it out later this year.

The conversation came up during a wider discussion of Level 3’s enterprise services and customer’s desire for videoconferencing and other SIP-based services to “just work.”

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MagicJack Plus soft client HD voice support appears to be Speex, PCMU

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One of Michael Grave’s blog readers, has put the MagicJack Plus device under a (figurative) microscope.  The device reportedly supports Speex when attached to a computer with the complementary soft client running.

Reader “BobB” says when the device is in stand-alone mode, the on-board SIP client only supports/advertises narrowband codecs.  When attached to a [...]

New Acrobits VoIP SIP iPhone application boasts G.722 support.

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From the Czech Republic, Acrobits has released the latest versions of its iPhone client.  Both versions support G.722 in addition to a “SmoothFlow” video technology for video calling.  An Android client is expected to launch in the the second quarter of this year.

Consumers will get SIP Phone while business users can buy Groundwire.  [...]

Deutsche Telekom adds broadband HD voice with Speedphone 700, iPhone SIP client

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Deutsche Telekom (DT) this week has officially rolled out an Android DECT phone with native G.722 support, plus there’s an iPhone G.722 SIP client for in-home WiFi use.  It’s the latest move by DT to expand its HD voice support in the consumer world.

The Speedphone 700 is an Android-based home phone with [...]

FYI–“Cheap” Nokia phone HD voice support

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Thanks to Nok VoIP for the tip.

This might be “old news” to some, but a number of low-cost Nokia SIP-capable phones support HD voice over VoIP using AMR-WB as the speech codec.  The S40 models, including Asha 303, C3-01 Gold, C3-01 T&T, X3-02 T&T all support AMR-WB via SIP.

A list is available [...]

iPhone HD voice round-up: Invoxia, TeamViewer

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Invoxia (www.invoxia.com) has announced the NVX 610, a VoIP phone with an iThings (iPhone/iPhone/iPad) dedicated app to enable dialing from the iThing, plus facilitate “mobile convergence.”  You can receive calls to an iThing mobile as well as VoIP based calls.

The big draw/brag with the NVX 610 is a total of eight 8 mics [...]

CableLabs announces PeerConnect Registry–2 years after going into operation

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Two years after starting operations, CableLabs has officially announced the PeerConnect registry, a service to facility end-to-end IP communications.  The service provides a telephony number translation service for IP, enabling cable companies to distribute numbers and other IP session routing information to enable direct IP voice, video, SMS, and other SIP-based communications forms. Comcast, [...]

Grandstream offers under $50 HD voice phone

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Grandstream Networks (www.grandstream.com) is offering two new HD voice handsets, with one listing at $49; the other at $55.

The GXP1100 and 1105 are targeted at SMB and the hospitality industry as affordable entry-level HD voice SIP phones; it should be noted Grandstream dips into ambiguity by using the phrase “HD audio” as well [...]