WebRTC has emerged as a potentially disruptive communication technology. The ongoing work being done by the IETF & W3C brings millions of web application developers and application users into the world of real-time IP communications.
Indeed, WebRTC enables web applications to leverage web browsers to make real-time voice and video connections to other WebRTC devices or traditional VoIP and video devices through mediation elements that can interface WebRTC with the existing infrastructure.
However, voice services have always been tricky to implement and deploy. Participants of the conference will stress some key items like identity, quality of service of the media and regulation issues.
They will also discuss the critical points related to the interworking between WebRTC and the “PSTN” world (call-control protocol, encryption of the media, codecs, browser wake-up).
Of interest to 4G network operators, WebRTC can extend the reach of their services to more end points. Of equal interest, the mobile device application developer will find WebRTC as a means of bridging their app across mobiles and web browsers. Introduction of WebRTC capabilities to smartphones opens up great opportunities for new applications and services, but to get there, a number of technical challenges need to be overcome.
OTT VoIP players don‘t have to wait for standards and can implement new features quickly as they don't rely on any but the most basic functions of the underlying network. This is why they have been disrupting the telco space for several years now.
Question: has WebRTC, as a new standard, the potential of disrupting OTT VoIP players and become a real boom for telcos ? OTT’s representants will explain their strategy in this area and exchange with other service providers
Finally, many large enterprises consider WebRTC as a potential cost saving for their remote workers (be there home, mobile or other). However, existing enterprise telephony infrastructures do not use or conform to many of the advanced standards being presented by the current implementations of WebRTC in the browser. ICE, STUN and SRTP are among many problems faced while integrating. Along with this, enterprise networks have existing security and compliance infrastructures that WebRTC solutions must be aware of.
During the WebRTC Conference, to be held in Paris-Roissy, from 10 to 12 December, 2013, experts will address all technical and standardization issues that still need to be solved, based on the first real-world deployments.