To close out 2017, I want to recap and share with you the top 10 blogs published this last year in case you missed them. It's no suprise that WebRTC, AI and IoT dominate the headlines. Enjoy!
#10: What’s Going On with WebRTC? Is WebRTC yesterday’s news? Not really, it’s becoming part of the real-time communication application fabric. Check out this update.
#9: Evolving the IoT User Experience. Service providers are seeing opportunity in the IoT space, and their network and service delivery expertise puts them in a prime position to take advantage of this opportunity. Can an IoT application framework address consumer needs and the chaos caused by a fragmented yet exploding connected home market?
#8: What does having no PSTN lines really mean? Countries will have various PSTN sunset dates, and they are likely years away, even for the closest ones, but the PSTN sunset has caused much trepidation anyway. Find out what having no PSTN lines really means.
#7: Video is Hard. Video is becoming ubiquitous – look around; video was once one of those rarely used features. But there has been a recent paradigm shift to where video is now all around us. When attempting to implement video, simply put, video is hard. Find out why.
#6: AI, Bots, and Machine Learning - A Team for Future Communication Success. Artificial Intelligence (AI), bots, and machine learning is starting to touch our daily lives. Find out more about AI and the rise of bots.
#5: The Intersection of Real-time Voice and AI - Can Service Providers Turn Dumb Pipes Into Differentiated Services? Service providers have an absolutely incredible asset. They have access to millions of customers, but they have lost touch with those users – or perhaps never had it. Find out about a future where you have all your communication needs assisted by intelligent automated bots for a more exceptional user experience.
#4: WebRTC SFU Architecture = Champion of Large Scale Video Conferences. Selective Forwarding Unit (SFU) is a topology allowing for clients to send their encoded video streams to a centralized media server where they are then forwarded/routed to the other clients. Check out this blog to find out more.
#3: Benefits of a Hybrid SFU-MCU WebRTC Architecture. A Multipoint Control Unit architecture is ideal for applications with limited compute and bandwidth resources and needed for interoperability between disparate networks. A Selective Forwarding Unit topology is ideal for high server performance and client UI flexibility. The former comes at a high cost while the latter limits all end points to the same codec. Find out benefits of a hybrid SFU/MCU topology approach.
#2: A New Age In Enterprise Collaboration. There is a change in the participants that dominate enterprise communications. Here are a few suggestions on why that may be happening.
The WebRTC theme continues to dominate and is the backdrop for the number one blog from 2017:
#1: WebRTC MCU Architecture - All For One And One For All. Ever wonder how conferencing applications are implemented? Read this to find out all about Multipoint Control Unit architectures.
There you have it! For 2018, my prediction is that you’ll be hearing more about real-time communications, and that IoT, Artificial and Augmented Intelligence, Machine Learning and WebRTC will continue to be dominant topics of interest. Let us know what you think by tweeting us at @Dialogic. Happy New Year!