Flowroute SIP Trunking Enables PSTN-WebRTC Interoperability, Fundamentally Changing Both VoIP and How Businesses Communicate
SEATTLE – June 24, 2013 – With the number of WebRTC-enabled PCs, tablets and other endpoints predicted to triple from 1 billion today to more than 3 billion by 2016, according to Google and Disruptive Analysis, Flowroute today announced that FreeSWITCH has selected Flowroute’s SIP trunking service to enable interoperability between WebRTC endpoints, and the most widely used of all telephony networks, the PSTN.
Flowroute’s SIP trunking uses a global network of Tier 1 carriers to provide enterprise-grade VoIP services to businesses worldwide. The combination of Flowroute and FreeSWITCH means companies now can extend their PBX systems to WebRTC portals, enabling a variety of new B2B and B2C communications options. For example, an insurance company could offer click-to-call chat between its claims agents and customers whose smartphones, tablets, or PCs have a WebRTC-enabled browser.
FreeSWITCH’s choice of Flowroute demonstrates the value and potential of combining SIP, VoIP and WebRTC. Flowroute’s participation in the launch of the FreeSWITCH WebRTC platform cements the provider’s leadership position in evolving SIP-standard VoIP, including transitioning from billing by the minute to billing by the byte.
“By choosing Flowroute to enable enterprise-grade interoperability between WebRTC and the PSTN, FreeSWITCH highlights our leadership in transforming next-generation technologies into commercial reality,” said Sean Hsieh, Flowroute CMO and founder. “While other telecom companies struggle to innovate with rigid, outdated telco paradigms, Flowroute continues to pioneer ways for SIP to enhance how businesses communicate.”
“FreeSWITCH was designed with the future in mind and we've tried to stay ahead of the curve whenever possible. Flowroute has been there with us every step of the way,” explained Anthony Minessale, primary author of FreeSWITCH. “Thanks to Flowroute, we can concentrate on what's important, Development. We can count on Flowroute to provide a robust PSTN interconnect for all of our testing and communication needs. Flowroute's continued support of our project and our annual ClueCon conference in Chicago every summer is a big reason we are so successful.”
For a demo of the Flowroute-powered FreeSWITCH platform, visit http://conference.freeswitch.org/webrtc/
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Flowroute is powering the future of telephone communications. The company develops innovations that provide simplified, agile and direct access to the global telephone network. Serving enterprises and application developers, Flowroute empowers businesses with on-demand capacity, automation tools, and real-time self-serve telephony management. It provides a proprietary platform for building modern communications applications that are light, scalable, automated and based on open standards. Visit Flowroute at www.flowroute.com, or connect on LinkedIn or Twitter.
FreeSWITCH is a scalable open-source cross-platform communication system designed to route and interconnect popular protocols using audio, video, text or any other form of media. It was created in 2006 to fill the void left by proprietary commercial solutions. FreeSWITCH also provides a stable IVR platform on which many applications can be developed using a wide range of free tools.