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Survey suggests strong MNO support for RCS

Research published by BICS, the carrier services arm of Belgian incumbent operator Belgacom suggests that more than two thirds of mobile operators will have launched Rich Communications Services (RCS) by the end of next year.

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Capgemini, Orange, white label Joyn server

Consulting and outsourcing firm Capgemini has unveiled plans to bring a white label Joyn server to market. The rich messaging server was developed in collaboration with Orange and will enable mobile operators to brand and embed their own, out of the box version of the rich messaging service onto handsets, providing consumers with an alternative to over the top (OTT) applications.

Deutsche Telekom and Orange have signed up to use a RCS hub from cloud communications solutions firm Jibe Mobile

Deutsche Telekom and Orange connect to RCS hub

Operator groups Deutsche Telekom and Orange have signed up to an RCS hub from cloud communications firm Jibe Mobile, enabling interoperability between RCS and Joyn services hosted by third parties as well as in-network deployments.

Keith Mumford, VP Technology, Kineto Wireless

RCS – Simplify, select, succeed

Keith Mumford, VP of Technology at Kineto Wireless, reflects on Informa’s Rich Communications 2013 conference. Maybe, he suggests, the best way forward with RCS is to pick and choose from the functions to deliver targeted services, instead of trying to turn it into an industry juggernaut.

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Operators losing faith in Joyn

Three out of ten mobile operators believe GSMA offering Joyn is not the solution to successfully compete with messaging service providers such as WhatsApp and Skype, according to research published today.

Deutsche Telekom and Orange have signed up to use a RCS hub from cloud communications solutions firm Jibe Mobile

Sending the right message

Since the launch of Skype in 2003, over-the-top (OTT) service providers have been successful in convincing subscribers to opt for their perceived to be free offerings, at the expense of operators’ voice and SMS services.

SK Telecom is the latest operator to offer the Joyn service

Most operators to opt for cloud-based RCS

Despite the operator support behind Rich Communications Services (RCS), it will only be the very biggest international players that deploy the technology in their own networks. The rest will look to cloud-based offerings to fulfil their needs, according to business systems firms SAP Mobile Services.

Joyn is an alternative to OTT

Vodafone leads Joyn tech investment

A Silicon Valley startup on Wednesday received funding from Vodafone to help make the carrier’s answer to OTT (over the top) services a viable alternative to the likes of Skype and WhatsApp.

Deutsche Telekom has become the latest operator to launch Joyn services on its network

MetroPCS goes live with RCS

US carrier MetroPCS has taken a lead in the US by becoming the first network to offer Rich Communications Services (RCS) on its LTE network. RCS is designed to offer enhanced features such as chat, messaging and content sharing directly via the network, rather than through third party offerings.

Joyn is an alternative to OTT

Telefonica gives first look at Joyn

Spanish carrier Telefónica gave a first look at Joyn on Wednesday, making an Android application available in its domestic market.

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