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Inaani Supports PTC Conference with WebRTC Demonstration

January 18, 2016

The Pacific Telecommunications Council (PTC) acts on behalf of telecommunications companies in the Pacific region of the globe. Its members from more than 40 participating countries promote the development of telecom services such as mobile and Web-based real time communications (WebRTC).

When it comes to Internet-based communications, real-time communication through the Web browser leads the pack. The WebRTC protocol has made a name for itself with initial development at Google and subsequent native support in Chrome, Firefox, and Opera. In short, it is taking communications to new heights by offering universal device access and security. Singapore telecom Inaani, part of the PTC, will take place in this year’s version of that group’s eponymous conference – currently live in Honolulu and stretching until the 20th of January – and will carry the minutes of the event over its own network.

Company CEO M. Rezaul Hassan briefly announced Inaani’s participation and its use of WebRTC within the conference:

“We are happy to participate in PTC 2016 and we will take this opportunity to project Inaani as a WebRTC-compliant carrier VoIP service provider,” Hassan said.

Inaani’s reach into WebRTC extends beyond the browser. Hassan further noted that his network will have the capability of transmitting WebRTC traffic between browsers and both landline and GSM networks. Termination of calls on mobile, as he states, should allow the telecom to use IP services on any device a user intends to use.

Why is this important? In business, employees spend more time out of the office than ever before; yet, they are often connected to high-speed wireless networks to remain in touch with their coworkers and friends throughout the day. Considering first that mobile networks (GSM, for instance) play a prominent role in this situation, it makes sense that telecoms such as Inaani would want WebRTC calls to have the option of terminating on mobile.

That possibility means that one employee in the office, on his browser, can speak to another employee who only has a mobile connection and who could be anywhere in the world. Similarly, a voice call in that situation could instantly transform into a video call if, for instance, the mobile user gains Wi-Fi and used a company-specific app to complete the voice call in the first place.

Of course, the video call could have happened all along – just at the expense of precious mobile data. And in that case, use of Firefox could have guided the entire conversation from desktop user to mobile user through a variety of physical environments. The business partners never lose connection, and Inaani looks like the hero by providing an easy path from WebRTC to mobile, no matter how the participants chose to use it.

These types of situations, and others, will likely find further discussion at the PTC 2016 conference that is now in its 38th year. Across three days, telecoms and other participants will have the chance to discuss what they hope to accomplish in the coming year and to figure out how to revolutionize calling by taking advantage of all the platforms consumers devices offer.

For more information on the future of WebRTC, be sure to sign up for Doug Mohney’s conference at ITEXPO, “The Embedded Communications Revolution: How WebRTC will Change Everything.” 

Edited by Kyle Piscioniere

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