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You may have noticed that this blog is getting less-than-usual updates.

I’m spending a good chunk of my time these days prepping for the IT Expo conference annnnnd on HDConnect, specifically on http://www.hdconnectnow.org.  There’s a lot going on in the HD world, so WAKE UP AND LISTEN TO THE MESSAGE….

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During the VoIP Users Conference (VUC) call last Friday, I put down my markers for the advance of HD Voice in North America, using the statements and actions of various service providers to provide context for my predictions.

The benchmarks I used were–

  • Cablevision’s rollout of hosted HD Voice service  this summer – The leading/bleeding edge
  • Global Crossing’s  one-off HD projects today, with work on an automated HD voice conferencing product rolling out within 6-9 months – Leading edge
  • Verizon Business talk of HD Voice within its user base, with early adoption in 2010 and general adoption in 2011 – Conservative
  • Cox Communications saying they expect HD in 2011 – Very conservative.

Looking at those four different data points, I believe that 2010 will be the year of HD Voice in the enterprise space in North America.

I’ll do a discussion of the consumer space and HD for North America tomorrow…

There’s a 20 percent (yes, 20%) discount code available for the HD Comm ’09 event on September 15 in New York City.  Register online with the “HDConnectNow” code and you’ll get 20 (yes, 20) percent off registration.

The schedule and registration for the second HD Communicatons Summit – currently known as HDComm ’09 — is now up.

HDComm ’09 is being held on Tuesday, September 15, 2009, at New World Stages.  Speakers include Alla Reznick, Director of Product Management at Verizon. I’ve spoken to Alla back in June where she outlined Verizon Business’s vision for HD Voice.

Should be interesting to hear what she and some others say about HD this time around; I’ve heard there may be a couple of more speakers and sponsors on board this time around.

I’m also looking forward to see if there are any pre-event or post-event off-the-books meetings and/or briefings. A lot of people are talking about HD behind closed doors and don’t want to show their cards until necessary