Re: [rtcweb] Requiring ICE for RTC calls

Bernard Aboba <bernard_aboba@hotmail.com> Tue, 27 September 2011 03:42 UTC

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> And "interoperability with SIP-PSTN providers" is only relevant if you
> are trying to turn the browser into another phone. We have enough
> phones. What we don't have are new real-time communication experiences
> that can only be created within this environment.

[BA] I think you may be on to something here.  POTS lines are dropping so rapidly
that wireline service won't even exist in some countries within a few years.  While
PSTN interop may have been a key scenario in the early days of SIP, I have serious
doubts as to how much attention we should pay to this in RTCWEB.  Ability to
make a call to an E.164 number?  Probably.  Support for every potential corner
case?  Not necessarily.