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.