My primary identity on Twitter is "brough" and that's where you'll find most of my comment stream for today's HD Communications Summit. I also own the Twitter handle "HDVoice" which I started to use this morning, but then lapsed. There are a few tweets there, but only a few.
I've gotten a number of insights from individual speakers and from discussions during breaks, so this has definitely been worth it. On the other hand, one complaint is the preponderance of HD VoIP and the lack of coverage of mobile HD. The most interesting speaker was Benoit de Boursetty, Director FTNA, at France Telecom a.k.a. Orange. Benoit talked about Orange's fixed (BB VoIP) HD Voice service that was launched in France in 2006 (400K subscribers) and in Spain in 1Q09.
He also mentioned their plan to deploy HD Voice on mobile in Belgium and the UK before the end of 2009. This is significant! HD Voice on IP-PBXs is growing slowly because the decision makers are the IT directors and their primary focus is saving money. Once mobile HD Voice has launched, the adoption decisions will be made by individuals. Historically, consumers have bought voice quality. Remember Sprint's "pin drop" or Verizon's "Can you hear me now?"