HD Voice News

Vonage migrates mobile app to Android


Vonage (www.vonage.com) has announced that it has rolled out its Vonage Mobile offering/service to AT&T and T-Mobile Android devices… so what about those other (Verizon, Sprint) devices?

The Vonage Mobile softclient has been kicking around for a while and is already available on the iPhone, BlackBerry and iPod touch devices (with the iPad no [...]

Vonage (finally) releases its Blackberry & iPhone mobile VoIP clients


After plenty of foreshadowing statements on earnings conference calls, Vonage has released Vonage Mobile, a free downloadable application for low-cost international calling on smartphones.  The app is said to provide “seamless” low-cost international calling while on Wi-Fi or cellular networks.

Vonage says the service will have custmers more than 50 percent on calls to [...]

D2 Technologies grows up


In a sign that life is good, IP communications “stack” provider D2 Technologies has split into two business units.

Doug Makishima, one of the hardest working guys in the biz, has been promoted to COO and will also be acting head of D2′s new Mobile and Personal Communications Business Unit (MPCBU).  Asian-based Paul Wu [...]

Vonage smartphone app – Past two quarters, GigaOm!


“The Force can have a strong influence on the weak-minded.” Obi-Wan Kenobi, Star Wars.

My opinion of GigaOm tends to ebb and flow; right now it’s pretty ebbed.  Today’s “news” is the “discovery” — bootstrapped off of a Gadgetell post — that Vonage is working on a rolling out a smartphone app/mobile VoIP [...]

Yes, Google Voice will give pain to Skype


As I noted last week, Google Voice is going to make life difficult for Skype — not traditional carriers.  Business Week seems to be in line with my general thinking in a piece out this morning — but gets confused on the details.

Where the Business Week “gets it”–

1) Google’s ubiqulity and many [...]

Comcast shows iPhone love


Comcast has announced a free mobile app for the iPhone to allow its customers access to all of the company’s “favorite” services, including  a unified email inbox, visual voice mail, address book sync, TV listings, and trailers.   One could almost image a Comcast product manager opening up his window and yelling “Can you hear [...]

Google Voice takes aim against Skype


Forget all this crap about Google Voice being “your next phone company.” It’s Skype that is going to have some issues.

The Goog was brainwashing, showing off its latest Google Voice apps to Om Malik yesterday, with Google Voice service for BlackBerry and Android clients available.  Integration with GV and address book, cheap long [...]

Key highlights from France Telecom's HD voice deployment


Going over my notes from the HD Communications Summit last month, it is instructive to look at the European carrier most bullish on HD voice — France Telecom (FT).

The comapny currently has the largest documented HD deployment in the world having sold over 400,000 HD handsets to a VoIP customer base of around [...]

Vonage confirms: No HD communications in the near future


Last month,  some folks believed Vonage’s “sounds good” campaign indicated the company was going to roll out a wideband service.  I went to the horse’s (or is it bird’s?) mouth: Vonage_Voice on Twitter and received confirmation that HD is not in the company’s near future plans.

Michael Zema, one of Vonage’s PR guys,  outlined [...]

Natual Convergence converges NewStep Networks into the fold


Natural Convergence has bought fellow Canadian company NewStep Networks.  Natural gets the ability to integrate NewStep’s fixed mobile convergence (FMC) solution with its silhouette hosted VoIP software application. Terms of the deal weren’t announced, so this was most likely either a stock deal or a stock and a little cash.

Exactly what Natural gets [...]