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Big Four Carriers Join Forces to Accelerate RCS in US

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Oct 24, 2019, 4:56 PM   by Rich Brome   @rbrome

Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint have formed a new joint venture to accelerate the adoption of Rich Communications Services (RCS) and ensure it works seamlessly across US and global networks. The venture is called the Cross Carrier Messaging Initiative (CCMI) and "is working to develop and deploy the standards-based, interoperable messaging service starting with Android and expected in 2020." RCS is an existing open industry standard for advanced messaging, designed to replace SMS and MMS. It supports high-quality media, read receipts, typing indicator, and more. Google has been pushing RCS heavily in the past two years, but US adoption has been slow due to delayed carrier deployments.

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crood

Oct 25, 2019, 8:34 AM

In other words...

...we've finally figured out how to make money off of it.


You don't drag your heels for years and then suddenly decide to "accelerate" unless some balance sheet says you should.
 
 
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