On October 2, 2014,Ericsson Research announced that it is releasing its web browser Bowser and the underlying framework OpenWebRTC as free and open source. The intention is to further quicken the pace of innovation in the WebRTC community by providing developers with more choice and flexibility.WebRTC provides a very simple way to build real-time voice, video and data applications. It consists of a set of API’s and protocols that are being standardized within the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF).OpenWebRTC is built on the belief that the WebRTC standard will transcend the pure browser environment and that native apps, implementing the same protocols and API’s, will become an important part of the WebRTC ecosystem. This is especially true on mobile platforms where native app distribution is often preferred over pure web apps.
Ericsson is the driving force behind the Networked Society – a world leader in communications technology and services. Founded in 1876, Ericsson has its headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden. Net sales in 2013 were SEK 227.4 billion (USD 34.9 billion). Ericsson is listed on NASDAQ OMX stock exchange in Stockholm and the NASDAQ in New York. With more than 110,000 professionals and customers in 180 countries, they combine global scale with technology and services leadership. Ricsson support networks that connect more than 2.5 billion subscribers. Forty percent of the world’s mobile traffic is carried over Ericsson networks. And their investments in research and development ensure that their solutions – and their customers – stay in front.
You can find more information about Ericsson’s announcement on Ericsson.com.