Operators stand to lose more than $3 billion (€2.3 billion) in mobile messaging revenues will be lost to operators between 2012 and 2017 as consumers are attracted to use over-the-top messaging services, according to a new report from research firm Strategy Analytics.
MetroPCS today launched Rich Communication Services under the GSMA's joyn brand. The effort is an attempt by the carrier to enhance its messaging offerings and counter the rise of over-the-top communications services like WhatsApp, Apple's iMessage and Facebook's Messenger.
Rich Communication Suite mobile messages will generate 83 billion messages per year within five years, according to a new report from Juniper Research.
It's only mid-January, but the battle lines are drawn. Verizon will sell the iPhone. AT&T and T-Mobile have re-christened their HSPA+ networks as "4G." And every major U.S. operator will be