Nov. 6, 2012
, a leading innovator of infrastructure solutions for mobile operators, today confirmed that the RCS 5 version of the GSMA's Rich Communication Services has been fully integrated into its converged services product portfolio. The development makes the company the first to offer full RCS 5 solutions including voice, video and messaging solutions.
The latest RCS standard brings together RCS v1-4 and RCS-e v1.2 – adds Converged IP Messaging (CPM) for service interworking to SMS/MMS and will enable mobile carriers to have full interoperability of services across each other's networks.
The confirmation comes hard on the heels of the 31
by MetroPCS of its Mavenir-enabled first commercial launch of RCS 5 services. As a result of the launch, MetroPCS is delivering new innovative features such as a mobile address book enhanced with social presence and one-click content sharing, IP voice and video calling, and threaded multimedia messaging. MetroPCS was able to quickly launch its RCS 5.0 services as a new service on the same Mavenir mOne® Platform that enables MetroPCS' first-to-market Voice over LTE (VoLTE) service.
"Operators are looking for innovative services and ideas to monetize their investment in LTE networks, create a competitive edge and compete against the so-called over-the-top (OTT) providers and other rivals," said
, president & chief executive officer of Mavenir Systems. "RCS can help provide those services quickly and with an improved return on investment for operators as they build out their core LTE networks."
The GSMA welcomed the early deployment of a Rich Communication Service that includes a joyn™ accredited set of services based on the latest RCS standard by Mavenir and MetroPCS. joyn, represents ubiquity, security, service quality and interconnection and is available for operators to use in order to give one global 'face' to RCS services. Through the joyn brand users will know that the device is RCS enabled , which means it automatically 'knows and shows' ways to share with contacts via chat, video, call or files, at any moment in time.