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TIA Issues Comments Supporting Petition for FCC Notice of Inquiry on Migration to HD Voice as Part of IP Transition

Arlington, VA (June 24, 2014) – The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, issued comments to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) supporting the Voice Communication Exchange Committee (VCXC) request that the FCC issue a Notice of Inquiry on the migration to high definition (HD) voice as part of the Internet Protocol (IP) transition.

In its comments, TIA said that “An appropriate issue for the FCC’s Notice of Inquiry may be to identify those network management practices which may enable HD Voice.  TIA has previously cautioned the Commission that restricting Internet network management practices only to providing a ‘best- efforts’ service would limit the introduction of managed services that require a ‘better than Best Effort’ delivery paradigm, with service-level guarantees.”

To read TIA’s comments, click here.

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