|[September 25, 2013]
4.7 Billion Mobile WebRTC Devices by 2018 Despite Lack of Open Support from Apple and Microsoft, Says ABI Research
LONDON --(Business Wire)--
Even though Apple (News - Alert) and Microsoft haven't commented on the new open source
technology which delivers high quality audio and video capabilities to
desktop and mobile browsers, major carriers such as AT&T and Telef�nica,
leading infrastructure providers like Alcatel-Lucent and Ericsson (News - Alert) and
new WebRTC application providers in likes of Teledini and NetDev are
driving the technology forward.
Research analyst, Sabir Rafiq comments, "WebRTC brings many
opportunities; ABI Research (News - Alert) believes major trends will start to form
within the enterprise market with WebRTC. Companies will be willing to
implement the new technology to aid productivity and reduce
communication barriers within the workplace."
ABI Research recognizes that there are significant barriers in the way
of WebRTC technology becoming widely adopted. Firstly, Apple is not
showing any interest in WebRTC, similar to its approach to Adobe (News - Alert) Flash.
As it is a brand leader in he mobile space, this could impact short
term opportunity. Microsoft's alternative to WebRTC, the CU-RTC, could
deter users away from WebRTC and should essentially be considered a
competitor. In the end, we believe Apple and Microsoft (News - Alert) will not ignore
the market opportunity for WebRTC.
These findings are from ABI Research's "Future of Voice and Messaging -
WebRTC and Telco APIs" report and are part of the Telco
API Research Service (https://www.abiresearch.com/research/service/ims-rcs-voip/).
ABI Research provides in-depth analysis and quantitative forecasting of
trends in global connectivity and other emerging technologies. From
offices in North America, Europe and Asia, ABI Research's worldwide team
of experts advises thousands of decision makers through 70+ research and
advisory services. Est. 1990. For more information visit www.abiresearch.com,
or call +1.516.624.2500.
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