GENBAND Perspectives 13: Verizon VoLTE might be delayed by marketing


Orlando, Florida – Verizon CTO Tony Melone said that the company was still on track to deploy Voice over LTE (VoLTE), with a commercial in-service date of late this year or early 2014.  However, Melone said while the offering would be “Network ready” by the end of the year, it wasn’t clear if marketing […]

Verizon Wireless pushing back nationwide VoLTE rollout to 2013?


Verizon Wireless is pushing back its VoLTE rollout to early 2013, Light Reading says.  This would be a pushback from the company’s previous declaration it would start rolling out Voice over LTE for customers in 2012.

Light Reading says Verizon has been trialing VoLTE in two markets at least since September 2011.   An […]

TMCNet – Will Verizon Wireless/cable agreement lead to more HD voice?


HD Voice News Editor-in-Chief Doug Mohney looks at the implications of the Verizon Wireless agreement with Comcast (done everything but order consumer HD voice CPE), Time Warner Cable (talked about HD voice a lot) and Bright House Networks over at TMC.

Since Verizon Wireless is rolling out HD voice on its LTE network […] 4G LTE carriers talk around HD voice at Open Mobile Summit


U.S. wireless carriers have started talking about the role voice will play on 4G LTE, with HD voice having the potential to be a leverage point to get consumers onto a new network.

At the Open Mobile Summit conference, a panel of carrier executives and wireless industry experts hashed out revenue-generating opportunities for 4G […]

Verizon: No VoLTE roaming to 3G, VoLTE coming 1st half 2012


In an interview with Wireless Week, a Verizon Wireless said voice calls on its LTE network aren’t going to roam to CDMA with Voice over LTE (VoLTE) smart phones coming out next year.

Verizon Wireless product development executive Marjorie Hsu told the publication, “VoLTE will not hand down to 1X [CDMA].” 

The company […]

Verizon Wireless chats about HD, VoLTE, and SIP


Verizon Wireless ( should support HD voice across a number of LTE devices and users will ultimately be able to exchange wideband calls within and outside of Verizon’s network.

“The initial devices we’ll support [AMR-WB] are smart phones for sure,” said Verizon Wireless Marjorie Hsu, VP Technology Development. “Other devices on the road map, […]

MWC 2011: Updates to Verizon Wireless LTE HD voice demos


Verizon Wireless ( is demonstrating a broad range of Voice over LTE (VoLTE)  and HD voice capable gear in Barcelona at Mobile World Congress this week. We have updates from Quentyn Kennemer and Verizon Wireless.

Tweeting as @ogwilson, Kennemer told HD Voice News both the Motorola DROID BIONIC and the HTC Thunderbolt will support […]

MWC 2011: Will all Verizon LTE phones support AMR-WB?


HD Voice News hates to re-hash other people’s blogs, but will make an exception this week for Mobile World Congress.

From Barcelona and assuming we’re reading the piece correctly, Quentyn Kennemer of Phandroid is reporting that all LTE phones will have support for AMR-WB and wideband calling over LTE; i.e. VoLTE will be wideband […]

MWC 2011: PC Mag confirms Verizon Wireless mobile HD voice LTE demo


Filing from Barcelona, PC Magazine columnist Sascha Segan confirms Verizon Wireless is demonstrating and plans to implement AMR-WB on Voice over LTE (VoLTE).

Verizon’s demo uses the LTE LG Revolution phone with AMR-WB turn-on.  Segan reports Verizon isn’t sure if the first round of 4G phones will use the “new” system or if […]

MWC 2011: Is Verizon demo-ing HD voice LTE calls?


A report from Network World from Barcelona suggests that Verizon Wireless is not only showing off Voice over LTE (VoLTE), but HD voice over LTE.

The GSMA Association is conducting a demonstration with Verizon using LG’s Revolution smart phone and Alcatel-Lucent network gear at Mobile World Congress.  IDG News Service Reporter Mikael Ricknas […]