Real-time communications are a key work area for NRENs. Almost all research areas, especially biology, medicine and physics, rely on real-time communications in their daily work.

MAGIC is working to expand video-network reach, and functionality by:

a) fostering the adoption of based dialling,
b) integrating the legacy (SIP capable) global video network with existing web- conference systems to achieve unified communications,
c) improving NRENum implementations with secure DNS (DNSSec) adoption.

By expanding use of the service, the group will help to deploy real-time communications as a service integrated with the global community. The based dialling standard will use the Domain Name System (DNS) for universal dialling across the world, and will allow future integration with VoIP networks. The DNSSec implementation will help to provide a more secure ENUM/ service, avoiding DNS hijacking based attacks.