SK Telecom will launch joyn-branded Rich Communication Services (RCS) before the end of this year as the South Korean operator joins a handful of others that have made the RCS plunge.
Jibe Mobile closed an $8.3 million financing round--with strategic investments from Vodafone Ventures, Tokyo-based game creator MTI and other unnamed investors--which the company will apply to further developing its cloud-based open technology platform leveraging Rich Communication Services (RCS) technologies.
There is an obvious disconnect between MetroPCS and its suitor T-Mobile USA when it comes to Rich Communication Services (RCS) and voice over LTE (VoLTE). Either MetroPCS' efforts will ultimately be in vain once the merger of the two operators is completed or, possibly, T-Mobile will employ lessons learned from MetroPCS' experiences and use those to rapidly introduce a host of groundbreaking new services.
Interop Technologies has partnered with a Canadian mobile operator on parallel lab testing of Rich Communication Services (RCS) with and without an IP multimedia subsystem (IMS) core as the vendor strives to prove the time-to-market advantages for an operator that offers RCS even before it has established stable IMS functionality.
Newsflash: European mobile operators are a bit freaked out about the whole OTT thing.