Will WebRTC Replace SIP

In my latest article for No Jitter, I explore a question I’ve been asked many times over the past year or so — Will WebRTC replace SIP?

Will WebRTC Replace SIP

As always, I would love to hear your thoughts and opinions on this subject.


  1. Hello Andrew,
    I like your blogs, great job! WebRTC brings as a new standard of web services. To implement a video conferencing system cost a small fortune just a few years ago. With webRTC it is much easier and it can replace many such solutions. And it is not only about voice and video. I like webRTC based solutions as Fluke Connect (http://www.fluke.com/fluke/uken/products/fluke-connect.htm) or Net Medical Xpress (http://www.nmxs.com/). On the other hand webRTC doesn’t solve many things as general interconnectivity or mobility. That’s why mobile operators interconnect webRTC with IMS and the core services (routing, presence, VAS, billing, provisioning, gateways) are in IMS. Simply said SIP, WebRTC, IMS, VoLTE, RCS etc, each technology is aiming something else. The power of webRTC is number of its developers and simple approach (in contrast to RCS for example).

    1. Great comments! Would you mind leaving something similar on the No Jitter article? I would love for the WebRTC purists to hear your thoughts.

      1. I tried twice. But it always says waiting for authorization ..

  2. Microsoft things it will, with the joining of Lync and Skype they research heavilly into webrtc with interoperability as their greatest challenge, SiP implementations with Lync and telephony has not worked as well as MS wanted i think so webrtc is their next bet.

    1. I am not so sure about that, but I expect we will know in the next few years. Microsoft hasn’t been all that enthusiastic about WebRTC, but that might change.

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