Ericsson and AT&T demonstrate WebRTC connection to Firefox Web Browsers
Published on: 24th Feb 2013
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Ericsson, Mozilla and AT&T are demonstrating a Web Real Time Communication (WebRTC) proof of concept to enable the Mozilla Firefox webbrowser to sync with a user's existing phone number and provide calling services without any plugins to download.
The technology builds on WebRTC, an open Web framework that is being standardized by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), of which Ericsson, Mozilla and AT&T are all members among other technology companies. This demonstration shows how the Web browser can perform many functions usually confined to a mobile device such as voice and video calls and SMS and MMS texting.
Integrating communications services with Web browsers allows consumers to shift between devices and locations. In addition, users will be able to access their mobile services on the Firefox browser, including their personal address book.
Carlton Hill, Vice President Developers Services, AT&T says: "AT&T opens our network to developers through our API platform, allowing them to create applications with AT&T services like SMS, MMS and call management seamlessly and easily integrated. Together with Mozilla and Ericsson, we've developed a concept that illuminates for developers and consumers the technologies made possible by our APIs."