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WebRTC Summit | WebRTC and the Codec War

Weemo’s Soufiane Houri will provide some perspective on the advantages of the different technologies across devices

Slide Deck: WebRTC & the Codec War

The codec war is raging now more than ever before. The increased popularity of the proposed WebRTC protocol and the implied royalty costs make this a hot topic. Google, Cisco, Microsoft and now finally Apple are promoting their preferred technology and attempting to influence the choice to be made for WebRTC. The choice is far from clear especially in light of the latest technology advances, the transcoding infrastructure costs involved and the impact on mobile devices.

In his session at 1st WebRTC Summit, Soufiane Houri shared Weemo's multi-year experience developing on top of the leading video and voice codecs. He provided some perspective on the advantages of each across devices taking into account hardware and software-based video acceleration and the impact each have on the end user.

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Soufiane Houri is the VP of Product at Weemo where he owns product strategy and product marketing. He is setting product direction and leading development of next-generation API-centric cloud video collaboration solutions. Before joining Weemo as the first executive to establish and launch the company in the U.S., he led product management and engineering teams at Cisco Systems. For over 12 years there, he spearheaded the development of innovative hardware and software solutions in Voice and Video over IP (real-time and streaming) and Wireless. Soufiane has overseen multiple product development roadmaps and been directly involved in strategic relationships with large enterprises, telecom carriers, global call centers, systems integrators and technology partners. He holds an MBA from Babson College F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business and a dual Bachelor's of Science in Computer Information Systems and Management from the University of Massachusetts.

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