Tag Archives: W3C

NGSP Review: The “Art of the possible” and the “Mantra of self-defeat”

The Next Generation Service Platforms (NGSP) event brings together 3 events: Telecom APIs, Web Real-Time Communications & Legacy Networks Evolution. Given the fragmentation of events it was nice to see an event bringing all the service platform issues under one roof. It ran in Munich, 10-11th June 2014, just after TADHack, it was an interesting contrast […]

WebRTC Global Summit Review

Let me kick off with an obvious statement but it needs repeating: WebRTC is about communications not just telephony.  Which has an important corollary: telephony is not dead, its just becoming a bit-part in the emerging web-centric communications landscape. The first ever WebRTC Global Summit ran from March 31st – April 2nd in London. Congratulations […]

The WebRTC Book, Second Edition

Alan Johnston and Dan Burnett have updated their excellent “The WebRTC book”, the full title is “WebRTC: APIs and RTCWEB Protocols of the HTML5 Real-Time Web.”  It was only back in September 2012 I reviewed the first version of their excellent book, and much has happened, which is all captured in this second edition.  By […]

Review of “WebRTC, APIs and RTCWEB Protocols of the HTML5 Real-Time Web by Alan Johnston and Daniel Burnett”

I recently read “WebRTC, APIs and RTCWEB Protocols of the HTML5 Real-Time Web by Alan Johnston and Daniel Burnett.”  It provides an excellent review of the current status of the standard covering: An overview of Web Real-Time Communications; How to use WebRTC; An explanation of WebRTC Peer-Peer Media; W3C WebRTC documents and protocols; IETF WebRTC […]

SDP Global Summit 2012, Rome, 11th-14th September

The SDP (Service Delivery Platform) Global Summit 2012 takes place in Rome from the 11th-14th September. On Tuesday the 11th September is the API focus day.  I recently founded a Telecom APIs group on Linkedin, its generating some interesting discussions such as: Discussion on “Is WAC Dead?” Survey on “The recently specified OMA RCS APIs?” […]

What WebRTC means to Telecoms

As promised in the IMS World Forum summary article, here is a quick review of WebRTC (Web Real Time Communications).  WebRTC is a HTML5 standard being drafted by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), the project began in early 2011.  The framework was open sourced in June 2011 […]