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Jibe Mobile powers Deutsche Telekom joyn expansion in Romania and Slovakia

Deutsche Telekom launched joyn services in Romania and Slovakia on Monday using U.S. company Jibe Mobile's IP cloud network, in a bid to compete against over-the-top (OTT) video and messaging services.

Operators embrace Line, other OTT messaging players more- but still want to go their own way

Operators are hedging their bets when it comes to over the top (OTT) messaging, embracing specialised OTT companies on the one hand, while on the other continuing to develop their own OTT messaging strategies.

Operators are not jumping on Joyn, but what other options do they have?

Recent developments in the over-the-top (OTT) messaging arena indicate that operators are still trying to establish the best way of approaching this somewhat tricky area. That they have to find a way to deal with competing OTT players such as Apple, WhatsApp, Skype and others is now well established because of the impact on revenue, but clearly it's far from easy to chart a course in the OTT waters.

For operators reacting to OTT messaging services, the time to act is now

Operators are well aware of the threat that OTT presents, although some of their views--for example, that subscribers only use OTT apps because they are cheap--may be slightly off kilter. Nevertheless, if operators are still in any doubt about the severity of the threat, two reports this week provided some stark figures to illustrate how big a threat OTT is set to become.

Orange makes Libon app compatible with Joyn, launches Android version

France Telecom Orange said its over-the-top communications app Libon will become compatible with Joyn and offer Rich Communications Services (RCS) later this year once the app has been rolled across the operator's European footprint.

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 launches Joyn for iPhone users

Deutsche Telekom announced the availability of the Joyn platform to all its iPhone users, giving them access to the operator-supported messaging platform along with Android customers, who already had access to the service via a downloadable app.

Monetising OTT causing upsets, as Joyn gains traction in Germany

Many in the industry are discussing how best to monetise over-the-top services to the satisfaction of the providers and mobile operators. While both sides recognise the importance of each other, a...

Analyst: OTT messaging destroying billions in operator revenues

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 and Jibe opening joyn to all North American wireless customers

BARCELONA, Spain--To help seed the market for Rich Communications Services (RCS), MetroPCS will enable its customers to invite friends and family to access the operator's joyn-branded services, regardless of which wireless network they are on.