SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Agora.io, a global leader in real-time communication solutions, today announced that it will showcase its high-definition, ultra low-latency voice, video, and live broadcasting solutions at the 2018 International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) in Amsterdam from September 14-19. Agora.io team members will be on hand at IBC in Hall 14, Stand D54 to share information, hold live demonstrations, and answer questions about Agora's RTC solutions.
Powered by a powerful proprietary software-defined real-time network (SD-RTN™) that boasts 99.995% uptime and a machine learning-based dynamic routing algorithm that monitors traffic in real-time to automatically choose the most efficient path, Agora is the only globally deployed solution capable of delivering true quality of service (QoS) with an average end-to-end global latency of under one second at scale.
Agora currently processes between 300 million to 500 million minutes of communications per day through its network, providing Real-time Communication and Real-time Interactive Broadcasting solutions for a wide range of industries and verticals, including social discovery, online dating, retail, telehealth, mobile gaming, education, enterprise productivity, and more. The Agora SD-RTN™ is the only mobile-first platform created to empower next-generation mobile applications, including real-time use cases like live trivia, social gaming, and much more.
RTC with SD-RTN™
With over 200 globally distributed data centers, Agora's SD-RTN™ delivers uninterrupted, high-quality voice and video to end users around the world. Agora's suite of APIs gives developers access to its robust network so they can easily integrate voice, video, and interactive broadcasting into existing applications with ease.
The demand for live and interactive voice and video functionalities embedded within existing mobile and web applications has seen an uptick in recent years as brands look to better engage audiences and customers, create new channels for monetization, and increase user stickiness. "As we continue to invest in our proprietary network and developer community, we're committed to moving the RTC industry forward into the global era as we explore exciting new use cases in media & entertainment, social media, social discovery, collaborative gaming, and more," says Tony Zhao, founder and CEO of Agora.io.
"We provide a lot of value to our customer through a simple and affordable communications platform as a service solution (CPaaS), and we're excited to be able to do that by harnessing the true power of public internet," says Reggie Yativ, Agora.io's CRO & COO. "Our customers know better than to pay unnecessary premiums to private network providers for lower quality solutions. We continue to grow and evolve our global operations to provide developers, customers, and partners not only with the highest QoS value for their money, but also excellent service and customer experience."
Unmatched Scalability and Latency
Agora's SD-RTN™ supports up to 200,000 concurrent users per broadcast session with only one-second latency across 200+ regions and is capable of scaling from a single user to a million overnight. A lightweight client-side codec ensures that data is compressed as much as possible to enable faster connection across a broad spectrum of hardware covering over 5,500 devices, even those that are underpowered. This level of connectivity is extremely valuable in emerging countries where users don't have access to new or updated consumer technology.
To provide reliable and fast connectivity with the lowest possible latency, Agora's algorithm monitors traffic in real time and chooses the most efficient path available. The average end-to-end global latency for Agora is 300 milliseconds.
2 Billion SDK Installs & 200,000 Developers
Last week during RTC 2018, Agora's annual conference held in Beijing, the company announced that it has crossed two billion installs for its real-time voice and video SDKs. Agora also announced that its developer community has grown to over 200,000 developers who are utilizing Agora's SDKs and APIs in their application and platforms. In addition to its flagship voice and video SDKs, the company also recently launched its React Native SDK, an open source developer toolset for adding voice, video, and live broadcasting functionality to mobile apps using the React Native framework.
Founded in 2014 by Tony Zhao with headquarters in Santa Clara, CA, Agora.io is rapidly evolving and offers a suite of APIs and other building blocks that allow developers to embed real-time voice, video, and interactive broadcasting functionality to any web or mobile app. With the Agora platform, developers can leverage embedded communications to draw large audiences and increase user engagement and stickiness with real-time, low latency video.
The Agora real-time communication platform includes features like voice and video calling, group conferencing, live and low latency interactive broadcasting with the ability to support thousands on a single channel globally, 3D and spatial audio for gaming, and much more. Agora is providing communications services to organizations across industries, including social discovery, social media, gaming, e-commerce, telemedicine, education, financial services, customer service, and more.