Australia’s Telstra = Worlds Largest HDVoice Service Footprint

Telstra-Logo & HTC Desire SSteve Perich, also of Australia, pointed me to an older post on Telstra’s coprorate blog. It highlights the fact that earlier in the year they launched HDVoice capability across their mobile network. Given the size of their coverage area they claim to have the largest HDVoice footprint on the planet.

The blog post includes nice video that highlights not only the improvements to the audible frequency range, but also the fact that it’s possible to do a better of job of background noise suppression with the richer audio data provided by the HDVoice stream.

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Steven Perich Reviews The Jabra M5390 Wireless Headset

Jabra-M5390-headsetFellow wideband enthusiast Steven Perich (@boxdog) just posted a review of the new Jabra M5390 Wireless headset. Based upon Bluetooth and supposedly wideband capable, he tried the version of the device that ships with a USB dongle for use with a PC and soft phone.

It’s great when fellow VUC members review gear since we have the opportunity to speak to them about their experience with the device, beyond simply comments on their posts. Also, being located all around the globe, some  folks have access to hardware that other simply can’t source in their region.

Steven Perich On How to make your phone calls sound better!

siemens-s685ipSteven Perich recently posted an excellent article on his blog entitled, “How to make your phone calls sound better!” It’s a concise explanation of wideband telephony, described in very easy-to-understand terms for a non-technical audience. It’s well written, amusing and makes it’s points nicely.

He very accurately characterizes voice quality as “The problem you probably never really knew you had?” And further goes on to describe “…the potential to bypass that pesky PSTN” which is indeed a noble thought.

The image accompanying this post is motivated by the fact that I know that Steven uses a wideband capable Gigaset S685IP, just like the one that I bought last spring.