The impact of WebRTC on IP communications as we know it today could be revolutionary. It is already a major issue for telcos. Is it a threat or an opportunity for their revenues from telephony? That’s the rising big question and that’s why carrier labs are actively working on this new technology.
WebRTC (Web-based Real-Time Communication) is a standardization effort currently being driven by the IETF and W3C to embed a real-time media engine into web browsers and associated applications.
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.