I started this blog in 2006, at a time I was involved in the open source development of SIP Express Router and iptel.org. Back in 2007, I was quite optimistic about SIP and Web 2.0 technologies and how I expected innovation to happen with these two sets of protocols. Fast forward nine(!) years, and I can conclude that I was too optimistic :-) SIP and Web 2.0 technologies did … [Read more...] about Renaming Sipstuff to …just Stuff!
At the recent IETF meeting in Prague, one of the hot areas was the RTCWEB stuff. The short explanation (Real-Time Communication over the web) is that the browser should become a full audio/video client. The browser needs to get access to hardware and OS resources so a full, high-quality video client can run live inside the browser. This is of course something that Google … [Read more...] about RTCWEB initiative @ IETF – video client in the browser, what’s the deal?
Two years ago, I wrote about the lack of imagination in the VoIP industry. My main point was that a focus on using SIP to reduce the cost of traditional phone calls would not unleash the type of applications and businesses that SIP as a technology can enable. Since then we have seen some interesting things happen, but less than I expected. For example Ribbit (a web-based … [Read more...] about From VoIP to rich communication (connecting SIP with Web 2.0)
Too many people think that SIP = VoIP. Then some say: hey, what about video?! But most people stop there. So, the consequence is that the blog world on VoIP now is starting to question whether the steam has run out of VoIP. Thomas Anglero blogs about this in Telecom's Tsunami. However, as I wrote to him in a private email: "I have been looking forward to this. Let the … [Read more...] about VoIP vs SIP
I have wanted to write this post for a while. For a long time I have been concerned about the competitiveness of the SER/OpenSER eco-system in the larger SIP picture.Let's look at the big picture: SIP has been established as the preferred signalling protocol for real-time sessions like voice and media. It bears the characteristics of other open technology systems like TCP/IP … [Read more...] about Competing eco-systems, IMS, SER, Asterisk, who will win?