BARCELONA, SPAIN -- (Marketwire) -- 02/24/13 -- Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC), Mozilla and AT&T(NYSE: T) willdemonstrate a Web Real-Time Communication (WebRTC) proof of concept atMobileWorld Congress 2013. The joint demonstration builds on Ericsson's WebCommunication Gateway, the Mozilla Social API and WebRTC support inFirefox, andthe AT&T API Platform to enable the Mozilla Firefox browser to sync with auser's existing phone number and provide calling services without anyplugins todownload.
The technology builds on WebRTC, an open Web framework that is beingstandardized by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), of which Ericsson,Mozillaand AT&T are all members among other leading technology companies.. Thisdemonstration shows how the Web browser can perform many functions usuallyconfined to a mobile device such as voice and video calls and SMS and MMStexting.
Integrating communications services with Web browsers allows consumers toeasilyshift between devices and locations. Additionally, the proposition willallowfast innovation to new and different applications and services - whether onamobile device or desktop computer, through the global network of developerswhowork on the open Firefox platform.
Building on operator's APIs allows the demonstration, jointly developed attheAT&T Foundry as part of the company's commitment to innovation, tointegrateseamlessly with a user's existing mobile number, which allows calls tooriginatefrom either the Firefox Web browser or the user's chosen device. Further,userscan access their mobile services on the Firefox browser, including theirpersonal address book.
Firefox is the Web browser of choice for hundreds of millions of peoplearoundthe world. A global network of developers build on the open Firefoxplatform,and this demonstration enables those developers to create new WebRTCapplications and services for mobile devices and desktop computers.
Todd Simpson, Mozilla Chief of Innovation, says: "We are excited to enableWebto mobile voice calls, video calls and file sharing without the need for aplugin. This gives developers and operators a lot of opportunity to offercompelling services while maintaining direct customer relationships, souserscan have an awesome, consistent communications experience."
Carlton Hill, Vice President Developers Services, AT&T says: "AT&T opensournetwork to developers through our API platform, allowing them to createapplications with AT&T services like SMS, MMS and call managementseamlessly andeasily integrated. Together with Mozilla and Ericsson, we've developed aconceptthat illuminates for developers and consumers the technologies madepossible byour APIs."
Magnus Furustam, Vice President Product Area Core and IMS, Business UnitNetworks, Ericsson, said: "We believe there is value for operatorsbundlingmobile and fixed broadband offerings with browsers, and Firefox will be thefirst browser to give them this opportunity. The open source project withMozilla means operators can contribute resources to the project and in anewway, jointly collaborating with other innovators to shape the future of webcommunications."
Ericsson is also providing Consultancy and Systems Integration services tooperators to realize this solution. Ericsson and Mozilla will showcase thesolution at Mobile World Congress in Hall 2, location 2D140, from February25through 28 in Barcelona, Spain.
NOTES TO EDITORS
Mozilla has been a pioneer and advocate for the Web for more than a decade.Wecreate and promote open standards that enable innovation and advance theWeb asa platform for all. Today, hundreds of millions of people worldwide useMozillaFirefox to discover, experience and connect to the Web on computers,tablets andmobile phones. For more information please visithttps://www.mozilla.org/mwc.
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Ericsson is the world's leading provider of communications technology andservices. We are enabling the Networked Society with efficient real-timesolutions that allow us all to study, work and live our lives more freely,insustainable societies around the world.
Our offering comprises services, software and infrastructure withinInformationand Communications Technology for telecom operators and other industries.Todaymore than 40 percent of the world's mobile traffic goes through Ericssonnetworks and we support customers' networks servicing more than 2.5 billionsubscribers.
We operate in 180 countries and employ more than 100,000 people. Founded in1876, Ericsson is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. In 2011 the company'snetsales were SEK 226.9 billion (USD 35.0 billion). Ericsson is listed onNASDAQOMX, Stockholm and NASDAQ, New York stock exchanges.
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