Development of International Standards which have fuelled the rapid global development of telecommunications technology

As a key participant in the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), Dr Perkins has been instrumental in developing key protocol standards that underpin modern telecommunications.

The Real-time Transport Protocol (RTP) acts as a transport layer distributing audio-visual data across the network, whilst the Session Description Protocol (SDP) describes the format and destination of streaming media.

These standards are essential components of 3G and 4G mobile phone standards and form the infrastructure for many fixed telephone networks. They are implemented in Apple’s Mac OS X and iOS, Google’s Android, and Microsoft Windows, and feature in billions of devices around the world.

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