You reading this might be the greatest voice artist in the state, but have absolutely no idea what I am posting/talking about, but if you can, kindly take a second to see if it affects you. (No question; it will eventually as the greedy, blind to beauty and artistically void Telcos take your ISDN away).
One reason I recently started to hook up on these pro sites is to mention/discuss the demise of ISDN in its true form, hoping some of you have some techy magic to offer.
I am severely suffering right now and in some super dooper conflict with my local provider who racked me down 6 months ago when they installed new network routers.They had no idea and still have no idea what we guys use ISDN for. They see no fault as they DO NOT understand our ISDN usage, thinking it is all the same like banks as they line multiplexing FX stuff or Internet ADSL.
We are unique and no doubt, in some towns across the world, you might be the ONLY ISDN user for a thousand miles.
Sooner rather than later, shared bandwidth ISDN (to keep it simple) is going to be forced on us all as has happened in some cases already and it simply does not work in our case. (For now, the Telcos that got caught were forced to revert for just us few). Examples: BT (UK) a while back and Etisalat (Dubai), Batelco Bahrain and many many more new installs or upgrades world wide. Yeah they started stealing bandwidth through IP based Networks such as the rather limited HUWAI and all other GSM big boys, (Nokia/Siemens now etc etc. - If you wanna get technical with me, I can explain).
A lot of ordinary VO folk did NOT notice anything wrong, just the odd frame out. CSI Manama here (me - ex communications grad. old soup cans and a string ) did the maths and started some solid badgering to get PURE ISDN back. So far it has worked in UK and Dubai, but they call us dinosaurs and want us to close it up.
How can I tell 90% of my voice overs links who never up-date their codecs, or know how to even, that they have to move to Source Connect or lobby their Telcos to guarantee synchronous, 64 K X 2 X B channels for our work. MP3 is ok, but what if I want to direct the voice real time? (ADSL is asynchronous)
Good old fashioned twisted pairs, straight ISDN works for us - we don't need or want fiber IP because 95% of the time you cannot lock, but I think we are heading for defeat.