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Quobis CEO Offers Update on WebRTC SIPPO Solution, Its Work with GENBAND

June 22, 2015

WebRTC company Quobis was at the Perspectives15 event last month offering an update on its SIPPO solution and demonstrating how it can work in combination with GENBAND’s Kandy. Real Time Communications recently spoke with Elías Pérez Carrera, CEO of Quobis, to get the details and talk about how SIPPO has evolved since the company rolled it out a couple years ago.

SIPPO is a WebRTC application controller deployed by service providers to support business services. It controls the identity of users, managing security and authentication; provides an abstraction layer; does notifications to wake up devices; and allows for integration of WebRTC services with existing OSS/BSS and UC platforms. It can interoperate with network elements like WebRTC gateways from any vendor. And SIPPO supports SIP over web circuits, REST, and other signaling methods.

This year at Perspectives15, Quobis showcased some of the capabilities of SIPPO running on the Kandy cloud. That followed the company’s integration last year with GENBAND’s SPiDR WebRTC gateway.

“We demoed at Perspectives some of the more than 30 reusable services of SIPPO WebRTC Application Controller working in conjunction with Kandy to quickly build WebRTC apps without reinventing the wheel,” said Pérez Carrera. “As an example, we showed how to integrate third-party authentication and identity platforms, how to seamlessly include network notifications, or how to add video services to legacy contact centers without touching the installed base. We also showcased the benefits of our browser abstraction layer, which enables cross-browser support without source code changes.”

As explained in the April cover story of INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine, Kandy is a platform-as-a-service that allows service providers like the telcos to expose their network resources using APIs, SDKs, and Quick Starts so developers can more easily leverage them to bring real-time communications to their applications. The end result is to enable businesses to connect with their customers in the places they choose to be and work, and to help organizations expedite the introduction of real-time communications features in the interfaces of their choice by providing an array of network resources in easy-to-use building blocks.

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Quobis is in SIPPO trials and some live commercial deployments with a variety of companies. A couple of tier 1 service providers in Europe, for example, are leveraging SIPPO related to TV services and web collaboration. But the potential applications for WebRTC, noted Pérez Carrera, are very broad. As discussed above, WebRTC enables service providers to bring real-time communications to where customers spend most of their time, which Pérez Carrera said may include business applications (Quobis has an integration with G.mail), Facebook, or wherever.

SIPPO is offered on a license basis. Quobis, a nine-year-old Spanish company, does not currently have a cloud version of this offering, but some companies are leveraging SIPPO in their cloud solutions.

As Dean Bubley, industry analyst at Disruptive Analysis wrote following Perspectives15 “one additional trend really jumped out at me last week at the GENBAND event: the importance of distribution and integration partnerships for WebRTC PaaS players…. some of the impressive activity that's been done by GENBAND's Kandy ecosystem really threw it into stark relief, and brought a few separate things together for me.” Bubley went on to say that WebRTC evangelism is necessary but not enough. He then noted the importance of third-party WebRTC devotees, as he called them, which he defined as channel partners, consultants, systems integrators, and others that assist in the go to market with PaaS providers and their SDKs.

Edited by Stefania Viscusi

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