BARCELONA, SPAIN--(Marketwire - Feb 24, 2013) - Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC), Mozilla and AT&T
(NYSE: T) will
demonstrate a Web Real-Time Communication (WebRTC) proof of concept at
World Congress 2013. The joint demonstration builds on Ericsson's Web
Communication Gateway, the Mozilla Social API and WebRTC support in
the AT&T API Platform to enable the Mozilla Firefox browser to sync with a
user's existing phone number and provide calling services without any
The technology builds on WebRTC, an open Web framework that is being
standardized by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), of which Ericsson,
and AT&T are all members among other leading 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
Integrating communications services with Web browsers allows consumers to
shift between devices and locations. Additionally, the proposition will
fast innovation to new and different applications and services - whether on
mobile device or desktop computer, through the global network of developers
work on the open Firefox platform.
Building on operator's APIs allows the demonstration, jointly developed at
AT&T Foundry as part of the company's commitment to innovation, to
seamlessly with a user's existing mobile number, which allows calls to
from either the Firefox Web browser or the user's chosen device. Further,
can access their mobile services on the Firefox browser, including their
personal address book.
Firefox is the Web browser of choice for hundreds of millions of people
the world. A global network of developers build on the open Firefox
and this demonstration enables those developers to create new WebRTC
applications and services for mobile devices and desktop computers.
Todd Simpson, Mozilla Chief of Innovation, says: "We are excited to enable
to mobile voice calls, video calls and file sharing without the need for a
plugin. This gives developers and operators a lot of opportunity to offer
compelling services while maintaining direct customer relationships, so
can have an awesome, consistent communications experience."
Carlton Hill, Vice President Developers Services, AT&T says: "AT&T opens
network to developers through our API platform, allowing them to create
applications with AT&T services like SMS, MMS and call management
easily integrated. Together with Mozilla and Ericsson, we've developed a
that illuminates for developers and consumers the technologies made
Magnus Furustam, Vice President Product Area Core and IMS, Business Unit
Networks, Ericsson, said: "We believe there is value for operators
mobile and fixed broadband offerings with browsers, and Firefox will be the
first browser to give them this opportunity. The open source project with
Mozilla means operators can contribute resources to the project and in a
way, jointly collaborating with other innovators to shape the future of web
Ericsson is also providing Consultancy and Systems Integration services to
operators to realize this solution. Ericsson and Mozilla will showcase the
solution at Mobile World Congress in Hall 2, location 2D140, from February
through 28 in Barcelona, Spain.
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Ericsson is the world's leading provider of communications technology and
services. We are enabling the Networked Society with efficient real-time
solutions that allow us all to study, work and live our lives more freely,
sustainable societies around the world.
Our offering comprises services, software and infrastructure within
and Communications Technology for telecom operators and other industries.
more than 40 percent of the world's mobile traffic goes through Ericsson
networks and we support customers' networks servicing more than 2.5 billion
We operate in 180 countries and employ more than 100,000 people. Founded in
1876, Ericsson is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. In 2011 the company's
sales were SEK 226.9 billion (USD 35.0 billion). Ericsson is listed on
OMX, Stockholm and NASDAQ, New York stock exchanges.
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