Mozilla has partnered with Telenor to launch a Web Real-Time Communications (WebRTC) Competency Center with initial locations in Mountain View, CA, and Oslo, Norway. The center is setup with the aim to evolve the Mozilla WebRTC software stack into the leading WebRTC stack by joining forces with communications industry leaders. These leaders will contribute software engineering, domain knowledge, and other resources to the center.
According to Mozila, Telenor and future WebRTC Competency Center partners will contribute to the core Mozilla WebRTC stack. With a stake in the development of WebRTC, partners will influence the future direction of the WebRTC standards and help balance the supported and optimized use-cases, for example, the interoperability with Telecom infrastructures (voice/video, codecs, in-net TURN, etc.) and peer-to-peer video conferencing. As the Mozilla WebRTC stack is open source, developers are free to integrate it into their products and services.
Andreas Gal, CTO of Mozilla
At Mozilla we’re focused on advancing the Web as a platform for innovation and we see WebRTC having the potential to power all communications over the Web. As one of the early pioneers of WebRTC, we’re excited to be partnering with Telenor to establish this competency center to build WebRTC into a universal technology that everyone can easily integrate into their products.
Rolv-Erik Spilling, CEO Telenor Digital
Telenor is committed to invest in new communication technologies, and views WebRTC as a great opportunity for innovation. We are very excited about expanding our partnership with Mozilla, and hosting the new WebRTC Competency Center in Oslo. Our engineers have been working with WebRTC for more than 2 years already, and we hope our contribution can bring WebRTC one step closer to becoming a widespread communication standard. In Oslo there is already a cluster of companies working with WebRTC, and we hope to include them in the work of the center.
Jonathan Rosenberg, CTO, Cisco Collaboration
Cisco’s collaboration with Mozilla to break down the barriers to WebRTC adoption has resulted in many key firsts – WebRTC calls using OpenH264 integrated into Firefox between browsers as well as between Firefox and existing video hardware on Cisco’s Project Squared. We look forward to the more knowledgeable implementers of WebRTC technology that will be created by Mozilla’s launching of the WebRTC Competency Center with Telenor.