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WebRTC 2013: The First Real-World Deployments

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).

The 4G/LTE Promises

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’s and Enterprises

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. 
  • Does WebRTC constitute a threat or an opportunity for telco business models?
  • What are OTT VoIP players strategies?
  • How WebRTC can change enterprise communications?
  • Can WebRTC be considered as a plain telephony service?
  • What about scalability, security, confidentiality?
  • How can WebRTC and SIP-based solutions work together?
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.

The conference agenda is now online.


Startup Speed Dating Session

The agenda will include a Startup Speed Dating Session aimed at demonstrating service, technology or business model innovations.

Upperside is reaching out to startup companies or internal innovators at larger companies to propose their service or product to be presented at the conference. 5 finalists will be chosen to get on stage for 10 minutes each to pitch and demo their solution. Out of the 5 finalists one will win the best of show prize.

Criteria for selecting the companies include:
- Service or product innovation – taking WebRTC to new frontiers and less expected areas
- Technology innovation – cracking technological roadblocks and innovative technology involved in the solution
- Business model innovation

In your application please elaborate on these above 3 criteria and others you deem appropriate. Feel free to add links to website, service and video clips that support your submission.

Please send your speaking abstract or company application to Remi Scavenius
  Speakers 2013


Dean Bubley
Disruptive Analysis
  Dan Druta
  Gianni Canal
Telecom Italia
  Niklas Blum

M. Ponce de Leon
Waterford Institut
  Dan Burnett
  Tsahi Levent-Levi
  Emil Ivov

Berthold Butscher
  Ludovic Dubost
  Ian Small
  Christian Hoene

  Antony Martin, Dialogic
  Luis Lopez Fernandez
Bob Ding
  Nancy Maluso
Sonus Networks
  Antony Martin
L. Lopez Fernandez
Juan Carlos University


Michel L'Hostis
  Richard Ejzak
  Paulo Chainho
Portugal Telecom
Victor Pascual Avila
    The Exhibition

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