An email from Daniel Berninger recently pointed out that Thursday, April 30th 2015 is the 20th anniversary of Internet Independence. According to Dan; The decommissioning of the NSFNET backbone on April 30, 1995 was the final step in the process…
Earlier this month Steven Cherry of the IEEE Spectrum podcast interviewed Daniel Berninger of The Voice Communications Exchange, aka VCXC, about the end of the PSTN. Dan certainly knows this space well. He covers a number of topics, including IP peering between carriers and potential new services, including HDVoice. It’s a good interview, well worth a listen.
However, like the CNet & Ooma interview from June 2012, the production of the interview is done completely ignoring the possibility of using HDVoice to craft the podcast itself. I’m sure that this was a simple matter of choosing convenience over all else on the part of the IEEE staff.
Not long ago I mentioned the Nova project being launched by Dan Berninger and FWD. I was curious at what kind of uptake he was seeing at the FWD web site (http://www.siptosip.net) Dan responded that he's had around 400 people…
Back On December 22nd FWDs Dan Berninger sent out the following e-mail:
Dear FWD Member,
You are invited to participate in the next FWD HD trial starting January 1, 2010.
We have room for 100 participants in the trial which tests a web like model (the Nova) for enabling HD communications.
The blog post attached below describes the Nova concept and motivation for the trial.
Please fill-out the application at http://www.siptosip.net/content.html.
Participation in the trial requires a $100 USD setup fee.
High definition represents the next frontier for communications.
First generation high definition offers twice the sound of standard definition devices and delivers nuances associated with the emotional content of speech.
We will notify you of acceptance via email within 24 hours and start a waiting list after filling the available slots.
The trial will explore the use of the Nova as a business collaboration tool, as a means for families to stay in touch, and as a shared space for live events.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions.
The email references his post as a guest on Jeff Pulver’s blog. In that post entitled, “FWD Nova Trial: HD Communications via a Web Model” he outlines the idea of the “Nova.”
This email was also noted elsewhere. It raised some eyebrows amongst folks in the Broadband Reports VoIP Forum.
Earlier this week Dan Berninger, CEO of the newly formed HDConnect trade group offered up another guest post on Jeff Pulver’s blog. In this post, entitled “Telecom Turnaround,” Dan outlines the decline in demand for traditional voice services over the past decade. He also hints at the typical arguments that nay-sayers offer against wideband telephony. It’s all good stuff.
There’s something that I’d like to add to what Dan puts forward. By whatever name it’s known, HDVoice, HD VoIP, or simply wideband telephony…improved call quality is only the beginning. When voice is just another application on an IP network there are a many advantages that can be realized. Improved call quality is just the first benefit that we’ll see (hear?), and possibly the easiest to sell both to the public and regulators.
This just in.... Please update the SIP domain for connecting to FWD from fwd.pulver.com to sip.fwdi.net before March 31, 2009. FWD is moving to a new SIP platform as a part of a focus on HD voice. The platform offers…