New 8×8 Virtual Office Editions Add Analytics to UC

8×8 Virtual Office Editions, announced yesterday, is designed to unify cloud-based telephony, collaboration, Web conferencing and contact center solutions with a data analytics platform. Vik Verma, 8×8’s CEO, said in a press release that siloed communications segregates business data from decision makers and thus hurts...Learn More

Crown Point Telephone Leverages GENBAND Network Transformation for Power Savings

Plano, Texas — February 15, 2017 — GENBAND™, a leading provider of real time communications software solutions, today announced that Crown Point Telephone Company has deployed its industry-leading Network Transformation solution, which includes the C15 Call Controller, to transform its legacy telecommunications networks to state-of-the-art...Learn More

AT&T Call Protect Offers Free Fraud Blocking

Carriers may be motivated to shift mobile voice traffic to their LTE networks primarily to save costs, but as news today about a new AT&T capability called Call Protect illustrates, that move also can enable new capabilities for end users. AT&T Call Protect is a...Learn More

4G LTE Service Now A Reality In Rural Coos County, NH

Groveton, New Hampshire — December 2, 2016 — Sen. Jeanne Shaheen announced that the new 4G LTE network built and operated by Wireless Partners, LLC in Coos County, NH has launched broadband data and voice services as part of Verizon’s LTE in Rural America (LRA)...Learn More

Verizon and Samsung unveil 4G LTE Network Extender for homes and businesses

Basking Ridge and Ridgefield Park, New Jersey —  June 29, 2016 — Verizon and the Networks Division of Samsung Electronics America, Inc. today unveiled a new 4G LTE Network Extender designed to enhance wireless voice communications and deliver robust data coverage for residential and business locations. Adding to...Learn More

Voice Over Internet Now Available Throughout Alaska

May 26, 2015 — ANCHORAGE, Alaska–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Businesses in Fairbanks, Juneau and select areas of Kenai can now use hosted Voice over Internet from Alaska Communications (NASDAQ: ALSK), the state’s leading broadband and IT solutions provider. The hosted cloud-based communications solution reduces operating costs and increases...Learn More

Alaska Communications Launches HD Voice

ANCHORAGE, Alaska– April 09, 2015 –Alaska Communications (NASDAQ: ALSK), Alaska’s leading broadband and IT managed service provider, has enhanced Voice over Internet service for Alaska businesses with its new high definition (HD) voice capability. The new capability increases sound clarity to provide a better call experience...Learn More

GSA Finds Mobile HD Voice Deployments in 75 Countries

High-definition (HD) voice services are now available from 116 mobile operators in 75 countries, according to the Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA). The number of mobile operators now offering HD voice services has grown 30 percent year-over-year, GSA reports in the latest issue of the...Learn More

AT&T HD Voice Launches – With Limitations

AT&T today said it will offer high-definition (HD) voice using voice over LTE (VoLTE) in certain markets in Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota and Wisconsin beginning May 23. The technology is still in its infancy, however. An AT&T spokesman confirmed that customers will only get the full...Learn More

Report: HD Voice is a Differentiator

The quality of mobile calls differentiates wireless services in the minds of customers and contributes to churn. And according to Heavy Reading 4G/LTE Insider, persistent problems with mobile call quality will spur wireless  service providers to invest in technologies that address the issue — Voice-over-LTE...Learn More

HP, Dell Notebooks Come Ready to Use Free T-Mobile 4G Data

T-Mobile chose CES Week to announce three important developments, including nationwide high-definition voice capability, unlimited nationwide 4G data service without an annual contract and 4G Connect, a program that will give 200 megabytes of free data per month for two years to purchasers of certain...Learn More

C Spire Launches Business Services Unit, Features HD Voice

Regional wireless carrier C Spire is spreading its wings and targeting the small and medium business (SMB) sector with a new business services unit. C Spire Business Solutions will offer bundled wireless, HD Voice phone services and fixed-rate dedicated Internet access services to SMBs “…throughout...Learn More

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