GSMA moves rich comms forward

The GSMA announced that it has added the Rich Communication Suite (RCS) Initiative to its work programme, supported by 30 operators and vendors.

RCS enables interoperable enriched communication including in-call multimedia sharing, conversational messaging and presence-enhanced contact management for mobile and fixed customers.

The core feature set of RCS includes:

"¢ Enhanced Phonebook, with service capabilities and presence enhanced contacts information

"¢ Enhanced Messaging, which enables a large variety of messaging options including chat and messaging history

"¢ Enriched Call, which enables multimedia content sharing during a voice call.