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Real Time Communications Week in Review: The Philippines, International Calling, Bitcoin, More

September 05, 2015

Consumers and businesses alike stand to gain so much from real time communications—a form of instantaneous communication that would have seemed like magic a few decades ago. Today, the ability to community at any time, from anywhere, with anyone, in real time is becoming the norm. That said, the innovations taking place in this space on a weekly basis are no less impressive. Let’s take a look at what this week brought in, with our week in review coverage.

Earlier in the week, reporter Laura Stotler took a look at an island nation that is proving to be a bit of a dark horse in global mobile and social media space: The Philippines. It’s not news that the Asia-Pacific region is driving mobility trends in a big way, but several new studies are showing that The Philippines are significantly contributing to the proliferation of mobile technology in the region. Read all about in the full report.

While The Philippines embrace mobile, communications networking company ADTRAN is embracing APIs. Paula Bernier reports the following:

“The company’s broadband, enterprise, and Wi-Fi access products offer RESTful APIs to allow third-party solutions providers to integrate with them more easily. And that’s now enabling analytics, customization, and service orchestration in concert with the ADTRAN products, the company reports.”

In fact, one nation-wide service provider and a New York art school are already utilizing the API to its fullest. Get all the details, HERE.

Next up, Doug Mohney took a look at how international calling began—as signals carried over great distances via point-to-point cables—to its present form, which it increasingly focused on VoIP, OTT services, and more recently, WebRTC-enabled features. Read more to find out how consumers and businesses are being affected by these changes, and what we can expect in the very near future.

Of course, real time communications are not limited strictly to, well, communicating. Mobile pay solutions and e-currency such as Bitcoin are helping people wirelessly transfer money across the globe. And while Bitcoin’s days as a currency are behind it, Mohney points out that the underlying technology used to authenticate transactions is now being embraced by financial institutions, which now seek to employ Bitcoin’s blockchain technology to change the way institutions exchange money. Read the full story, HERE.

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Lastly, we took a look at how mobile unified communications (UC) paired with cloud-computing and real time communications are accelerating business communication technology. We’ve come a long, long way, and show no signs of slowing down.

 Of course, there were plenty of other insightful articles worth checking out this week, and they can all be found here. With the long weekend ahead, now is a great time to get caught up on all the real time communications news, features and analysis that matter. Be sure to check back early and often as we continue to bring the latest and greatest.

Until next week . . .

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