On September 20, 2016, Twilio announced its first acquisition after its successful IPO in June. The company is acquiring the proprietary WebRTC media processing technologies developed by the same team that also originally built the Kurento open source WebRTC media server. Twilio is hiring the team and acquiring all of the technology that wasn’t open source.Tikal Technologies in Spain, the company behind the open source project, will continue to manage the project and its community. Alongside the new acquisition comes the launch of Twilio’s new service Voice Insights. Using this service, developers can monitor the network and device performance of their WebRTC calls and more importantly programmatically take actions based on the information they receive.

The acquisition puts Twilio in competition with startups like Callstats.io, which recently raised $3 million for its own WebRTC monitoring service. If developers are already using Twilio to power their WebRTC apps, though, then using Twilio’s own monitoring tools is probably the most likely choice for them, given that they will be able to use a single dashboard to monitor all of their communications infrastructure.


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Kurento is an open source platform making possible the creation of rich WebRTC and multimedia applications in a fast and simple manner.

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You can find more information about Twilio’s acquisition of Kurento on TechCrunch.

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