CTIA 2013: Truphone bringing Opus

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Las Vegas, Nevada – Upstart over-the-top/SIM player Truphone is bringing the Opus wideband codec to its clients and network.

Ed Guy said the codec is already within its Apple iPhone client, but not yet turned on for client-to-client calling within its network. Support for Opus is also being added to the company’s other [...]

On Twitter: CounterPath to support Opus across its softphone line

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A tweet using the #HDvoice hashtag says soft client maker CounterPath will support Opus across its entire line of softphones “in just weeks.”

The move shouldn’t be that surprising, since the CounterPath Bria clients are able to support multiple codecs already.  Opus would be a drop-in/upgrade to existing software.

CounterPath’s line of VoIP/UC [...]

France Telecom’s Libon gets cute about its HD voice support–AAC?

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Libon, France Telecom’s shiny new free app for the iPhone and coming soon to Android, is getting a lot of Twitter buzz for supporting HD voice.  However, the PR firm and the Libon Twitter account aren’t saying what codec is being used, other than hinting it is something beyond the “standard” HD voice experience.  [...]

Vonage Mobile HD voice soft client hits 1M downloads

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Since launching in February 2012, the Vonage Mobile soft client has racked up over a million downloads.  The app enables users to make free iSAC HD voice calls and texts via Wi-Fi.

In a press release this week, Vonage also boasted over half a million of its customers signed up for its Vonage [...]

Vonage Mobile HD voice soft client hits 1M downloads

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Since launching in February 2012, the Vonage Mobile soft client has racked up over a million downloads.  The app enables users to make free iSAC HD voice calls and texts via Wi-Fi.

In a press release this week, Vonage also boasted over half a million of its customers signed up for its Vonage [...]

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 [...]

OPTICOM rolls out App-2-App QoE testing for smartphones

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Just in time for Mobile World Congress, OPTICOM has rolled out app-based management to include quality of experience (QoE) on smartphones for over the top (OTT) testing. HD voice is featured.

The Q-Apps software-based testing apps can either be installed on what it calls “COTS” smartphones, embedded in applications, or both; it can also [...]

Vonage uses iSAC for HD voice codec in new soft client

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The Vonage Mobile soft client announced last week uses Google’s iSAC codec for HD voice. No G.722 on the menu.

No other detail (i.e. why, future codecs) was given In the brief answer from a Vonage PR spokesperson.

Vonage Mobile currently runs on iThings and Android devices, and delivers free HD voice calling [...]

Rogers rolls out CounterPath soft client–but leaves HD out of the equation

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CounterPath (www.counterpath.com) has announced Rogers Communications will use its software to enable single-number reachability by talk or text, regardless of device. It’s the first service of its kind in Canada, but Rogers’ isn’t supporting HD voice on the first go.

Rogers One Number supports one inbox and contact list, talk and texts to Canadian [...]

Vonage brags about HD voice in Vonage Mobile soft client

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Vonage (www.vonage.com) says it supports free HD voice phone calls between its Vonage Mobile soft clients on Apple iThings (iPhone/iPod/iPad) and Android devices. Is it G.722 or something else?

The announcement was made (but there’s no press release up on the company’s web site) on Wednesday, February 8. The free app delivers free HD [...]