Sonus WebRTC service now supports 97% of mobile devices

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Sonus is hoping to drive further adoption of WebRTC with the release of Sonus WebRTC Services Solution 1.1.

The incremental release of the product mostly focuses on additional support for Android, iOS and public clouds. Designed to run on Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud Platform, Sonus noted in its announcement that it now supports 97 percent of mobile devices and also has stronger support for both AWS and Google clouds.

The mobile device support is really the crux of the announcement, and by supporting most devices on the market, Sonus hopes to increase the adoption of WebRTC. The protocol was largely ignored by end users and software developers for quite some time, but there have been many hints in the last year that WebRTC adoption is on the rise.

WebRTC Services Solution is Sonus' take on bringing WebRTC to market. According to Sonus' product page, the software was designed to address issues around scalability and performance in the real-time communications WebRTC enables.

"With Sonus' WebRTC Services Solution, we developed a software offering to create secure and intelligent click-to-connect mobile applications and services," said Tony Scarfo, executive vice president of services, product management and corporate development at Sonus, in a statement. "Release 1.1 enables Sonus customers to take the next step in the evolution of WebRTC so they have the technology that more seamlessly integrates into their network architectures."

Also new to release 1.1 is a REST API for messaging services for integrating social media, directory services and external/legacy messaging products into WebRTC-enabled apps, as well as increased session mobility so end users can have simultaneous WebRTC sessions on multiple devices.

"For many use-cases, WebRTC deployment is occurring in parallel with other communications-industry megatrends, especially the move to cloud-based platforms and the use of mobile devices," said Dean Bubley, founder and director of Disruptive Analysis, in a statement accompanying the press release. "We also see cases where voice/video is embedded inside messaging-centric 'workstream' applications. It is encouraging to see more vendors support WebRTC integration with iOS, Android and important public cloud platforms."

For more:
- read the press release

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