WebRTC – Open Mobile Alliance RESTful HTTP

By Md Abdul Kader Khan, 9 August 2016, Linkedin – Web real-time communications (WebRTC) technology enables real-time communication via browsers. WebRTC specifications do not define standard web signaling protocol, leaving web application architects and developers to decide. Despite the flexibility and freedom provided to the application designers to choose the signaling protocol, having no standard signaling protocol introduces challenges in delivering interoperable and standardized WebRTC services.

Good News!

Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) has defined a standardized ‘RESTful HTTP network API’ signaling protocol that allows a web-user application (e.g., JavaScript running in a WebRTC-enabled browser) to signal video, voice and data session over IP with another communication endpoint in the network. If you are developing and deploying OMA RESTful WebRTC-compliant device, network and service, click HERE to learn more.

The alternative solution is to use SIP over Websocket signaling protocol. If you are looking to understand details, click HERE.

Finally, WebRTC creates many new monetization opportunities for service providers, enterprises and vertical industry such as healthcare. However, adopters need to be careful what they wish for. Having more than billion devices (tablets, smartphones and PCs) that already support WebRTC, the exponential traffic growth in the networks is inevitable. Click HERE to learn WebRTC technology and its impact on networks.