NEW YORK, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WebRTC (Real-Time Communications) – a draft application programming interface (API) standard that supports browser-to-browser applications for voice calling, video chat and peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing without plugins – may provide many benefits, but definitely poses some threats to telcos, according to the latest report from Heavy Reading Insider (www.heavyreading.com/insider), a subscription research service from Heavy Reading (www.heavyreading.com).
WebRTC: Get Ready for the Next Telecom Revolution provides a current view of the developing WebRTC environment, focusing on the nascent standard's likely impact on telecom network operators. It offers an overview of the types of applications that are likely to develop using WebRTC technology, along with examples of some early-stage apps now available. The report also identifies and analyzes the primary threats and opportunities that WebRTC poses to telecom carriers and explains the key technology underpinnings of WebRTC and how those underpinnings differ from previous attempts to establish IP-based real-time communications, such as IMS. It also presents an early-draft taxonomy of WebRTC vendors and profiles 11 leading suppliers in the market.
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WebRTC is both an opportunity and a threat for telcos, Crawshaw says. "The threat is clear: consumers and enterprises could increasingly turn to the Web for their voice and video communications, dispensing with conventional telecom services," he continues. "However, public switched telephony network (PSTN) bypass is not a new threat to carriers, and in many ways WebRTC is more of a threat to over-the-top (OTT) players like Skype than it is to telcos."
Key findings of WebRTC: Get Ready for the Next Telecom Revolution include the following:
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