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Latest Headlines

Google and RCS: the last gasp for the interoperability standard?

We reported this week that Vodafone Italy and TIM have initiated IP interconnection interoperability tests on their respective networks, with a view to enabling customers of both operators to call each other using voice over LTE (VoLTE) technology and swap messages and bits of contents using RCS-based apps.

Rumour Mill: KPN planning RCS-based messaging app

Although many operators are expected to join forces with existing over-the-top (OTT) messaging providers rather than develop their own applications, KPN is reportedly working on its own multimedia messaging service for smartphones in order to compete with the likes of WhatsApp.

Vodafone, Orange, Telefónica unveil Joyn-enabled smartphones

Spain's leading mobile operators will introduce smartphones from HTC, LG Electronics, Nokia, Samsung Electronics and Sony Mobile Communications with Joyn embedded into the smartphones' operating systems.

Deutsche Telekom indefinitely delays Joyn launch date, admits to technical issues

Deutsche Telekom is indefinitely delaying the commercial launch of its Joyn RCS service after admitting that implementing the technology is taking much longer than originally expected.

Telefónica, Orange and Vodafone challenge OTT services with Spanish Joyn launch

Spain's three largest operators are banding together to launch rich communication services (RCS) in an effort to compete with OTT providers such as Skype, Viber and WhatsApp.

Orange France increases LTE footprint, embraces OTT services

Orange France said it will extend its LTE network to Lyon, Lille and Nantes this week, and also unveils some new OTT apps.