Voxbone launches WebRTC service

The VoIP and WebRTC worlds continue to converge, evidenced recently by a new service launched by Voxbone that allows enterprises and communications providers to use Voxbone’s global private VoIP network for WebRTC calling.  

Voxbone’s approach features several capabilities designed to remove commercial WebRTC service deployment barriers. First, Voxbone routes WebRTC calls over its private global backbone instead of the public Internet, providing managed quality of service and security. Second, calls are delivered over a regular SIP trunk, so Voxbone customers can use WebRTC without the need for additional network infrastructure. Voxbone also provides its customers with a WebRTC JavaScript library to speed up web client development.

Commenting in a statement on the service launch, Voxbone CEO Itay Rosenfeld said, “As a major step towards all-IP communications, WebRTC represents one of the most significant developments in enterprise communications in recent years.” 

Rosenfeld continued, “Voxbone’s new WebRTC service is part of our mission to provide easy and instant access to telecommunications networks and services. By making it simple and risk-free for cloud communications providers and enterprises to take full advantage of WebRTC, we are driving its adoption forward.”

Ten of Voxbone’s existing cloud conferencing and contact center customers will be participating in a private beta trial, with general availability expected in Q4 2014.

Although Voxbone may not be widely recognized, it offers network services to other service providers who are very well known including Telefonica, Deutsche Telekom, 8x8, NTT, Level 3, InContact, Voxeo and Skype.  The company also provides virtual local phone numbers (often referred to as direct inward dialing, or DID)—along with inbound SIP trunks from more than 50 countries and more than 8,000 cities around the world.

For more WebRTC trends, please refer to the 2014 WebRTC State-of-the-Market Report we discussed in a previous post.  Our blog can be found here covering the study highlights, while the complete report  is available here. (Disclosure: I work for Webtorials)

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