On this five-year anniversary of the open sourcing of WebRTC, it's worth noting some of the milestones the technology has achieved – and what it might achieve in applications like virtual reality.
It appears that Apple is adding support for WebRTC to WebKit, the engine that powers its Safari browser. The company updated its WebKit website to add WebRTC to a list of features that are "in development."
Twilio (a 2014 Fierce 15 winner) is adding video capabilities to its cloud-based communications platform, giving enterprises and developers the ability to add live video calling to any application.
NTT Communications is testing information sharing between smartphones and digital signage using technology based on the WebSocket and WebRTC protocols. The test, conducted at a shopping mall/resort in Chatancho, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan, will continue until the end of February.
By 2019, there will be more than 2 billion active users of "embedded" communications worldwide, spanning consumer, enterprise and Internet of Things applications, according to Disruptive Analysis.
Ericsson's research and development (R&D) division said it has released the only WebRTC browser for iOS, as it revealed it is making the browser open source to boost development.
Genband officially released Kandy, its platform-as-a-service (PaaS) that enables the embedding of real-time video, voice, presence and text into Web and mobile applications for a seamless unified-communications experience.
The introduction of IP calling technology in mobile sets the stage for real change in how and when people will use telephony. According to those in the industry, we might see some significant changes to some parts of the calling experience, but phone numbers and regular old phone calls appear to be here to stay.
ORLANDO, Fla.—Genband has devoted much of its stage time at its Perspectives 14 summit to one of its favorite topics, WebRTC, exploring the status of the real-time communications framework that has potential in myriad use cases, according to the company.
If one word could sum up the top priority at AT&T it would be broadband, from both a wireline and wireless perspective, according to Chuck Kalamek, vice president of research for AT&T Labs.