Techno-Economic Feasibility of Web Real-Time Communications

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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor.advisor Levä, Tapio
dc.contributor.author Tabakov, Boyan
dc.date.accessioned 2014-03-06T08:55:09Z
dc.date.available 2014-03-06T08:55:09Z
dc.date.issued 2014-02-10
dc.identifier.uri https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/12710
dc.description.abstract WebRTC is an ongoing effort to build an open framework for real-time audio and video communication capabilities that turn Web browsers, and other clients supporting it, into a platform for person-to-person communication. Previously, real-time communication (RTC) has been achievable in the Web browser only by installing third party software. WebRTC brings native support for RTC to the Web browsers and exposes it freely to web developers via standardized JavaScript API. This brings RTC as a feature to the Web, which can foster further innovation. This thesis studies the techno-economic feasibility of WebRTC with the help of a framework for feasibility analysis of Internet protocols, developed by Levaä and Suomi (2013). To provide input for the framework, we conduct an interview study, as well as research of available Web resources. Further, we explore what market opportunities may arise, provided that WebRTC is successfully adopted. To do that, we use Value Network Configurations as a tool for studying and visualizing the possible relationships between market players and the roles they assume in the ecosystem. We find that WebRTC is a feasible technology in its basic, but highly relevant use case of one-to-one browser-to-browser communication. While we discover a number of unresolved challenges, we do not see any insurmountable obstacles that would prevent WebRTC adoption. WebRTC opens up opportunities for companies that would use it directly to deliver an RTC service, but also creates space for WebRTC PaaS providers in the market. Additionally, WebRTC interconnecting with legacy systems, such as PSTN or PLMN, opens up opportunity for telecom operators to explore creating new ways of communication for their customers. en
dc.format.extent 71+8
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.title Techno-Economic Feasibility of Web Real-Time Communications en
dc.type G2 Pro gradu, diplomityö en
dc.contributor.school Sähkötekniikan korkeakoulu fi
dc.subject.keyword WebRTC en
dc.subject.keyword RTCWEB en
dc.subject.keyword Web en
dc.subject.keyword real-time communications en
dc.subject.keyword Internet evolution en
dc.subject.keyword Value Network Configurations en
dc.subject.keyword VoIP en
dc.subject.keyword techno-economic feasibility en
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201403061502
dc.programme.major Network Economics fi
dc.programme.mcode ETA3003 fi
dc.type.ontasot Diplomityö fi
dc.type.ontasot Master's thesis en
dc.contributor.supervisor Hämmäinen, Heikki
dc.programme TLT - Master’s Programme in Communications Ecosystem fi
dc.location P1 fi


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