Editorial: The 2013-2014 Voice Renaissance


Everything old is new again. Voice will will come back into vogue over the the next two years, based upon three distinct trends:  Quality improvements, blended with newer services/apps and worked over as its own unique data type.

There’s a bigger (and in need of a little editing tweak) piece over at TMC […]

FYI–“Cheap” Nokia phone HD voice support


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 […]

Will the Illinois Institute of Technology VoIP Conference & Expo have HD?


The Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) will be holding its 6th annual VoIP Conference and Expo on October 12-14, 2010.  Will it have HD voice content? HD Voice News has submitted a proposal, so we’ll see if we can rate at least a panel discussion.

Happening in the Chicago area, the conference bills itself […]

IT EXPO – Buying phones that are "HD Ready"


One point out of  IT EXPO for all IP voice planning: New VoIP deployments need to deploy handsets which are HD capable, even if HD won’t be initially implemented.

Given the relative cost of building HD into a phone — which Polycom CTO Jeff Rodman says is as little as a dollar these days […]

XConnect makes the case for Interconnect 2.0


Is an upgraded interconnection infrastructure necessary for HD communications? Eli Katz, president of XConnect, thinks so.

XConnect is preaching the virtues of Interconnect 2.0, moving up the food change from simple SIP peering to a more sophisticated way for service providers to exchange IP traffic supporting end-to-end HD voice, video, and presence.

“On the […]