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Re: Feedback till section 4 & ENUM?

From: Henri Asseily <hasseily@telnic.org>
Date: Fri, 28 Aug 2009 08:52:05 -0400
Message-ID: <A1EF57CB-0270-4251-BF39-76DE26E7554B@telnic.org>
To: <public-mw4d@w3.org>
Unless the user has a data plan and a phone with a web browser, ENUM  
won't help him to access web pages. Dialing a number that maps to an  
http URI will still require the phone to act upon the http URI.
In any case, should you have a data plan, then the .tel TLD is  
significantly more encompassing than ENUM and doesn't have the  
restrictions of ENUM regarding needing a phone number as the unique  
identifier. In my (biased) opinion, low end phones are quickly going  
the way of the dodo and while developing markets are still far behind,  
they are quickly adjusting to a world of ubiquitous data plans.  
Operators can't compete with VoIP price-wise, and as Internet access  
expands into the undeveloped markets, the move to data is quickening.

Henri Asseily
CSO/CTO Telnic, the .tel registry

On Aug 28, 2009, at 7:55 AM, Renjish Kumar wrote:

> ok Stephane. I will join the Sept 7 meeting. So, let's have the  
> discussion then on those two points and meanwhile I will look at the  
> remaining sections....
> I have one another question to ask you and others in this group. Do  
> you see ENUM as one of the enabling mechanisms for the voice and SMS  
> based web access? and if so, shall we have a mention of that in the  
> document (perhaps in the technologies section?)
> Because I feel that ENUM could enable the low end phones to access  
> many web based services using the traditional phone numbers,  
> something that fits well with the developing market's constraints...  
> It will act as a solution for many of the addressing/accessibility  
> issues where instead of typing the web address, you could just dial  
> the number to access it....
> Are you aware of any ongoing service in this regard that utilizes  
> ENUM, for the developing market context for social development?
> Regards
> Renjish
> On Thu, Aug 27, 2009 at 7:57 PM, Stephane Boyera <boyera@w3.org>  
> wrote:
> Dear Renjish,
> thanks a lot for your extensive review o fthe first parts. i  
> integrated most of your corrections in the documents except few of  
> them:
> - the change in the structure (respective place of scope and exec  
> summary)
> - your proposed objectives section, as you were using an old version  
> and not the latest one provided by mira.
> - the change in the audience section
> the first and the third point should be discussed during the  
> september 7 teleconf to see where is the agreement in the group.
> Concerning the second point, please review the new objective session  
> provided by mira and online now.
> Thanks again for the work
> Stephane
> Renjish Kumar a écrit :
> Hello,
>   Attached are my comments and corrections (as track changes) on the  
> roadmap doc till section 4. A revised version of the objectives  
> section is also attached for your reference.....  I am still in the  
> process of going through the entire document.... sorry for this late  
> entry after a long break... I was pressed for time due to some  
> personal emergency during the last couple of months... but hope  
> better late than never....
>  Regards
> Renjish
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