Neutral Tandem launches HD voice app

Staff writer
Neutral Tandem announced the launch of HD Voice Interconnect, a high-definition wideband voice interconnection solution for the competitive carrier market.
Neutral Tandem solves the problem of non-interconnected ‘islands of HD’ by providing easy access to other HD carriers interconnected with Neutral Tandem, and adds incremental value to carrier investments in IP networks and Voice over IP (VoIP) services. 
The service has been successfully interconnected with 8x8, Inc., a provider of innovative communications and computing solutions.
The service is aimed at providing carriers and service providers, poised to launch wideband calling services, the opportunity to efficiently route HD Voice calls between competitive carriers and hosted Voice Application Providers.  HD Voice provides increased call clarity, meaning that conference call users can better understand other speakers and enhanced applications like IVR, speech recognition and transcription systems work with greater accuracy.
The service requires a SIP interconnect that routes HD Voice across Neutral Tandem’s network that is capable of terminating calls to over 550M telephony end points, and offers completion for any call regardless of whether the terminating party can terminate wideband voice.
Neutral Tandem’s HD Voice solution is designed to provide the carrier market a broad High Definition footprint to terminate quality voice traffic to mobile and wireline carriers.