WebRTC: Another Nightmare for Telecom Providers?

I wasn’t going to publish this blog post, until I noticed that Visionmobile and Tmcnet wouldn’t make my comments on their articles available to the public.

What fascinates me is that the authors of the articles (WebRTC May Radically Change Communications, WebRTC: a new game-changer, disrupting Telcos and OTTs) and I think alike. It reminds of the proverb, “Great minds think alike!!.” I was at the Meraka Institute,  Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), South Africa, as a visiting researcher last July and gave a talk titled “WebRTC: Another Nightmare for Telecom Providers?”.

Below are the summary and the presentation slides.


Web browsers will now use WebRTC (Web Real-Time Communication) to communicate with one another. WebRTC can also be used to communicate with existing telecommunication networks. As a result, voice services in existing telecommunication networks will likely drop as customers will pay more for data services in order to use WebRTC. In addition, the number of VOIP & IM applications on a PC would likely reduce. WebRTC is a game changer, and it is bound to take some of the market share of voice and data services from the telco operators. This talk will take a look at WebRTC and its potentials. It will also include a short demonstration.

Presentation Slides (in html)
Presentation at CSIR

Presentation at CSIR

1 Comment »

  1. Richard Good said,

    September 17, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    We have launched LTE networks in Uganda and Tanzania!
    Very nice WebRTC presentation, I don’t know much about WebRTC but do see it cropping up as important in a number of areas.

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