Editorial: As goes Verizon Wireless, so does HD voice?


As Verizon Wireless (www.verizonwireless.com) showed off Voice over LTE (basically wireless VoIP done to nit-picky old-school telephony standards) at Mobile World Congress today, it threw in a kicker – HD voice.  VoLTE is rolling out on Verizon’s network in 2012, and when it does AMR-WB will be part and parcel of calls made when […]

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 […]

Verizon VIPER looking at HD voice support by end of year


Verizon Business (www.verizonbusiness.com) introduction of VoIP Enterprise Routing – VIPER, not to be confused with Cisco’s VIPR – means no-toll domestic or international per-minute charges when calls are made between two Verizon VoIP customers in either the U.S. or Europe who are signed up for the feature.  Yes, it’s an all-SIP, no PSTN service […]

From AstriCon: Rumors of AT&T running HD voice in San Antonio


AT&T is doing something with HD voice in San Antonio, but details are relatively sparse.  Sources say that AT&T is doing an in-house trial, but have not clarified if this would be a consumer or business service.

If true, AT&T would join Verizon as the second/other major North American carrier working with HD Voice. […]

Verizon in HD Voice – Ivan has it


Verizon has revealed more details to its internal HD voice deployment.  The company’s Basking Ridge, NJ headquarters campus has almost 5,000 users with Polycom HD phones — including Chairman/CEO Ivan Seidenberg.

The deployment started around a year ago, with executives and conference rooms getting the first wave of phones, followed by deployment to all […]

HD Comm '09 – Verizon signs up for HD champagne, calls for revised VoIP tariffs


Verizon has installed HD voice in at least one of its locations and believes VoIP to be classed as a data service if it expects to make money and for HD interconnects to happen.

Speaking at the HD Communications Summit last week in New York City, Verizon Product Manager Alla Reznik declared there is […]

Afternoon Tweets from the HD Communications Summit/HD Comm '09, September 15, 2009, New World Stages, New York, New York


This is a (laborously cut and paste) summary of the afternoon “tweets” posted from the HD Communications Summit on September 15; the morning will be posted later (hopefully after I figure out an easier way to process the morning Twitter-ing).

Chris Fine, VP Goldman Sachs

Lunch break over; Chris Fine of Goldman Sachs […]

Speakers, registration announced for HD Comm '09


Registration is now open for HD Comm ’09 and the schedule of speakers has been announced.

The one-day event will highlight advances in HD Communications, with participating speakers from (in no particular order) BroadCom, GIPS, WYDEVoice, AudioCodes, SpiritDSP, Polycom, Uniden, ZipDX, DSPGroup, XConnect, Gigaset, Dialogic, Verizon and Time Warner.