[AusNOG] Consumer HD Teleconferencing

Andrew Oskam percy at th3interw3bs.net
Thu Oct 7 10:09:58 EST 2010

I guess the biggest problem that people see with this selling point is that your average Joe won't be doing HD Teleconferencing.

While the NBN is being rolled out to everyone, the people who actually DO use or at least plan to use HD teleconferencing are typically (keyword being typically) are the ones who can already afford a high upstream broadband service.

I guess the point I'm trying to make is that this "standard" isn't really a standard that is adopted by the mainstream of Australia. Therefore I don't see it as a strong selling point for today.

The future however could be a different story..

Andrew Oskam
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On 07/10/2010, at 5:15 AM, Dmitri Kalintsev wrote:

Don't mean to reignite the NBN debate, but I just saw this today and think this is quite relevant, as HD video conferencing is being pitched as one of the major selling points for fibre broadband:


In particular, here are the bandwidth requirements:

"To fully enjoy your ūmi experience, your broadband download and upload speed must be:

Minimum 1.5 Mbps upload and 1.5 mbps download speeds for 720p
Minimum 3.5 Mbps upload and 3.5 mbps download speeds for 1080p"

So, there you have it. Today's "standard" 1Mbit/s upstream (which, incidentally, isn't "standard" at all on cable plans) isn't going to cut it. At least not for this solution (which, by the way, also appears to be compatible with google talk).

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