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Summary: 29 things I learned at the HD Communications Summit

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If you don’t feel like plowing through all of the HD Communications Summit pieces, here’s a recap of what went on.

1)       Jeff Pulver can still pull over 100 of the “right people”  to an event just after InterOp and just before the U.S. Memorial Day weekend.

2)       The baseline for a PSTN/POTS phone [...]

HD Communications Summit: Analysis – Will international needs bootstrap HD voice?

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There’s a very good case to be made that international communications needs will pull HD into both the consumer and enterprise worlds.

On the consumer side of the VoIP world, European carriers are leading the way with HD voice deployment. BT, FT, Telecom Italia and T-Mobile are all deploying HD voice in their networks [...]

HD Communications Summit: HD Cellular is happening

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HD voice quality on a cell phone? Don’t laugh, the combination of VoIP and broadband might bring high quality voice calls to mobile handsets a lot faster than you might think.

France Telecom has already deployed mobile HD in France and will be rolling out mobile HD service in Belgium and the UK later [...]

HD Communications Summit: Islands of HD, trending upward

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Unlike the start of VoIP and VON oh-so-long-ago (circa 1997), HD voice is much further down the technology path in terms of technology and deployment.  Islands of HD usage are appearing at major corporations, while BT, France Telecom (FT), and T-Mobile are all deploying HD within their territories in Europe.  FT expects to be [...]