Steve 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.
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 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.