Next Gen interconnect carrier XConnect has in the UK today launched The HD Voice Peering Federation, a High Definition Voice initiative. This is something that was discussed at the Internet Telephony Service Providers’ Association (ITSPA) HD Voice workshop I chaired back in June. Whilst it is still early days should provide a good breeding ground for high quality voice interconnects amongst VoIP service providers.
Without such an initiative HD voice services would forever be high (quality) walled gardens with no contact with the outside world.
The initiative is supported initially by vendors Polycom, Broadsoft and Dialogic and has signed up Simwood,