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Agora’s Platform Advantage

Agora’s Real-Time Engagement Platform provides reliable worldwide coverage with ultra-low latency, scalability, and flexible interactive features.

Our easy-to-embed APIs, broad range of SDKs, and partner ecosystem help you embed voice, video, real-time messaging and recording solutions quickly and cost-effectively.

Video Quality Comparison: Agora vs Competitors

Agora’s Real-Time NetworkTM delivers real-time internet advantages over content delivery network.


Agora’s Software-Defined Real-Time Network™ is the world’s most widely used and intelligent RTE network.

Global coverage

Agora’s SD-RTN™ provides the broadest range of coverage throughout the world. With coverage for 200+ countries and regions globally, you can connect people anywhere. 

Ultra low latency

Give your users high-quality, steady streaming. Agora’s algorithms monitor the network in real time and choose the most efficient routing path automatically, delivering an ultra-low latency of 400 ms or less.


When your user base suddenly increases, Agora’s got your back. In most cases, you can scale up or down on the fly. For dramatic increases, our team will work closely with you to plan and implement a smooth expansion.


Agora’s platform is available 99.99% of the time. Because Agora builds in redundant servers and data centers, your users can interact with your app 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

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Agora streams data efficiently, so you and your customers save money without compromising quality.

High quality on mobile phones

Agora’s platform is optimized to deliver high-quality, consistent voice and video streams to mobile phones all over the world, despite the packet loss and signal degradation that is a common challenge with dependence on cell towers. 

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Designed for developers

We make it easy for you to get started with Agora’s platform and to embed voice chat, video chat and live interactive video streaming into your applications.

Fast integration

Agora’s powerful, feature-rich set of APIs reduces the amount of code you need to write and helps you launch your app to market faster, bringing the cost of development down and increasing the return on investment (ROI). 

Developer-friendly pricing

Your first 10,000 minutes a month are on us! After that, Agora charges the same price across all global regions, so you can expand internationally without complicated budgeting.

Compatibility with third-party features

Agora supports a wide variety of third-party add-ons to give your apps additional functionality and flexibility.

Partner ecosystem

Agora partners with development agencies and system integrators all over the world to deliver solutions for all of your needs. 

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Reach your customers anywhere

Agora provides a foundation for your global application.

SDKs for broad reach

Agora connects people anywhere, any time, on any device. To keep that promise, we provide SDKs for all the popular mobile, web, desktop, and gaming platforms. No matter which platform you develop on, we’ve got you covered.

Regional support

To enhance your business flexibility and data privacy, you can leverage Agora’s network regions, specifying the areas that your data flows into and through.

Agora was included as one of the most notable vendors active in CPaaS video in the 2021 Gartner® CSPs Should Pivot Forward With CPaaS Video API for Increased Customer Engagement Report

Gartner, CSPs Should Pivot Forward With CPaaS Video API for Increased Customer Engagement, By Lisa Unden-Farboud, Daniel O’Connell, 15 March 2021. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. GARTNER is a registered trademark and service mark of Gartner, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and internationally and is used herein with permission. All rights reserved.

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