Messagenet Releases WebRTC-based Mobile VoIP service
Apr 17, 2013 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) --
Messagenet said it is releasinsg a WebRTC-based smartphone app for Android that functions as part of a commercial VoIP service.
According to release, Messagenet Talk enables WebRTC to work with any Android device operating on version 2.2 or later; it does not require a WebRTC-enabled mobile browser. The app integrates the WebRTC media engine with open SIP signaling as well as with Messagenet's proprietary optimizations for HD voice over 3G, public switched telephone network (PSTN) interoperability, enhanced jitter management and VoIP obfuscation. The app comes as part of the Messagenet Talk VoIP service, which allows smartphone and PC users to talk and text for free, to avoid roaming charges and to add an extra phone line to their mobile phones.
Messagenet, a technology firm that specializes in VoIP services, has released a private beta test of Messagenet Talk for Android, an WebRTC-based smartphone app that is part of a commercial VoIP service. The app is available for any device running Android 2.2 or higher and does not require browser or OS support for WebRTC.
"This app represents another step forward in the effort to integrate WebRTC with smartphone platforms. It is taking WebRTC out of the planning phase and putting it into the hands of the end-user," said Andrea Galli, Messagenet's CEO.
The company noted that it is a supporter of open standards and interoperability in the field of OTT services. In September 2011, Messagenet filed an objection with the European Commission to the acquisition of Skype by Microsoft in 2011. The complainants argued on antitrust grounds that Skype should be made compatible with other VoIP services and that it not be bundled with other Microsoft products. The reopening of the case is currently under consideration by the European Court of Justice.
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