Rich communication services, voice over LTE, and WebRTC are all technologies that seek to unify communication channels and bring them into the future. D2 Technologies, a provider of embedded IP communications software platforms and RCS VoLTE technology, is therefore taking the opportunity to join the discussion of WebRTC as an active participant in the WebRTC Conference and Expo, taking place this week in San Jose, Calif. At the conference, D2 will discuss VoLTE in relation to WebRTC, and the impact that service providers and device manufacturers can have on it.
Doug Makishima, COO of D2 Technologies, will moderate three separate panels alongside executives from Huawei (News - Alert), Ericsson and Oracle:
“WebRTC and Wireless - Does WebRTC Eliminate the Per-minute Model?” - Nov. 19, 2 p.m.
This panel will cover the possible disruption WebRTC may cause for the minute-based wireless business models of modern carriers. Many believe that WebRTC is poised to drive these business plans from minute-based to primarily data-based. Considering the relatively low bandwidth granted for voice in particular, how will VoLTE fit into the overall scheme? Along with D2’s Makishima, this panel will also feature: Russ Coffin, strategic architect for Huawei Technologies USA; Al Cook of Twilio’s product marketing division; and Hugh Goldstein, vice president of strategic alliances for Voxbone (News - Alert).
“Building a Web Context Business Model with WebRTC” - Nov. 20, 2:15 p.m.
As the tech landscape increasingly transitions to IP and OTT services, service providers have been faced with the task of defining a new path for themselves—so as not to become pure bandwidth pipelines. In this panel discussion, D2’s Makishima, Huawei’s Coffin, Daitan Group’s executive vice president of sales and marketing Graham Holt, and Oracle’s (News - Alert) principal solution architect Karthic Loganathan will explore how service providers can use WebRTC as a key component in a business strategy to build new and sustainable value above transport in the new IP world.
“WebRTC and VoLTE” - Nov. 20, 3 p.m.
Rounding out the week, this session will be one of two to close the conference. And why not save the best for last? This panel will focus on how the recent advancements in VoLTE and Apple (News - Alert) support of VoLTE will impact WebRTC moving forward. Makishima will moderate this discussion between industry experts: Ravi Kabre from Ericsson; Neil McGrath, technical sales director for the North American region division of Jibe Mobile; and Tom Wesselman, director of ecosystem architecture at Plantronics (News - Alert).
The WebRTC Conference and Expo is being held Nov. 18-20, 2014, at the San Jose Convention Center in California.
Edited by Maurice Nagle