The Cable Show 2013: No desktop phones, future CAT-iq support for Comcast, Biscotti gets a WebRTC boost


Washington D.C. – Residential handsets were in near zero quantities on the floor of The Cable Show, with the industry showing its embrace of smartphones and tablets as the primary interface to everything. 

The only handset was in Arris’ booth next to a functioning model of Comcast’s XG5, known within Arris as the […]

The Cable Show 2012: Why HD voice on cable is not simple


While nobody wants to talk about it on the record, turning up HD voice for residential customers over the existing cable infrastructure is not simple. Issue stem from legacy equipment in existing networks, compatibility issues between IP phones and even between manufacturer implementations using the same chipset.

The biggest issue is working with […]

The Cable Show 2012: Snom arrives


Seeking to make friends among the MSOs, snom ( is showing off its business phones for IP voice and Lync hosted solutions.

Making its first appearance here, the company is featuring (at booth 1321) its snom UC edition “qualified for Microsoft Lync” phones, including the 300 UC, 370 UC, 821 UC and Lync “optimized” […]

HD Voice News will be at The Cable Show 2012


HD Voice News Editor-in-Chief Doug Mohney will be at The Cable Show 2012 in Boston, on May 21-22.

He expects to be generally available for briefings from around mid-day on Monday, May 21 through the afternoon of May 22.  Given his compressed schedule during the event, he is agreeable to meeting later in the […]

Editorial – Straw poll: Events for the next three months


What U.S. events should HD Voice News attend over the next three months?

Enterprise Connect (Late March, Orlando) CTIA  Wireless (May, New Orleans) The Cable Show  (May, Boston) Others

At this point, all three have some merits. 

Enterprise Connect can shed more light on the rapid shift from stand-alone PBXes to hosted services.  […]

@Cableshow tweets about HD voice exhibits at The Cable Show 2011


According to the Twitter representative (tweeting? Tweeter?) of The Cable Show (, Metaswitch Networks and CableNET – the technology showcase area for CableLabs – will both be featuring HD voice.

@Cableshow sent the following tweet in response to a @DougonIPComm message earlier in the day wondering if cable execs would be talking about HD […]

The Cable Show 2010 – Comcast CTO drops the “HD voice” phrase


Los Angeles – At a roundtable cable CTOs, Comcast’s representative dropped a phase this publication is always looking for – “as we move to HD voice…”

Comcast EVP and CTO Tony Werner mentioned HD voice as he addressed a question as to when and how soon the cable industry might move to directly […]

HD Voice News goes to The Cable Show in Los Angeles


HD Voice News Editor-in-Chief Doug Mohney will be in Los Angeles for The Cable Show ( from Monday evening, May 10 (Evening media reception) through Wednesday afternoon, May 12, 2010.

Please get in touch with Doug at to set up appointments for briefings.  News can also be sent under embargo before the event. […]

May coverage – The Cable Show, HD Communications Summit West, MetaSwitch Forum


HD Voice News Editor-in-Chief Doug Mohney will be at the following events in May:

The Cable Show, Los Angeles, CA

Arriving in LA on Monday afternoon, May 10. At the show proper on Tuesday, May 11, until 6 PM (show floor opens from 3-6 PM).

HD Communications Summit West, The Computer Museum, Mountain […]