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For the second year in a row, Jibe Mobile’s Cloud and Client is a winner of the Internet Telephony Product of the Year for our work in virtualizing carriers networks providing IP communications to Mobile Operators around the world.

‘Congratulations to the winners of the 2015 INTERNET TELEPHONY Product of the Year Award,’ said Rich Tehrani (News – Alert), CEO, TMC. ‘The recipients represent leaders within the VoIP and IP Communications industries and have demonstrated innovation and excellence. We look forward to seeing their future successes.’
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The telecommunications industry is at a significant turning point as carriers globally make the major transition – to compete with OTT applications – from circuit-switched voice and SMS to…

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Jibe Mobile, a pioneer in Mobile Operator IP Communications, received the world’s first Blackbird Drop 1 Full Accreditation for its RCS Android Client.


Blackbird, the latest product definition for GSMA’s Rich Communications Services (RCS), sets itself apart from previous version as it allows phone manufacturers to embed (“bake in”) Blackbird RCS as the default messaging client integrating SMS and IP Communications together in a single button experience. This advancement of the specification significantly improves usability for carrier introduced IP communications.

There are over 400 certification handset and network tests that need to pass to be “Blackbird accredited” and Jibe is at the forefront of ensuring that clients from leading handset manufacturers, as well…

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2015 will be remembered as the year that carriers interconnected together to provide rich integrated IP messaging for consumers, much the same way SMS has provided dependable text messaging for the past two decades.

Here are my predictions for the catalysts triggering the growth of Carrier IP communications services:

1. RCS will be recognized as the de-facto standard for IP Messaging. Carriers will leverage Jibe’s IP Communications Cloud and branded client to deliver innovative, dependable, easy to use communications services for consumers to instant message, share content, and video chat in the same experience while still able to access SMS/MMS.

2. Interoperability between carriers will be the top priority. Jibe’s RCS Hub will connect over 1 billion mobile subscribers…

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Sprint’s Messaging Plus RCS service powered by Jibe Mobile now has Holiday shouts that users can send to their friends and family, even if they haven’t downloaded the app yet. A shout is like a sticker but with audio, so it provides an even better messaging experience when words just cannot say enough.

If you are using Messaging Plus on your Android or iPhone smartphone, the new holiday shouts will appear automatically, and it’s really easy to send a shout.

How to send a shout:

Step 1 – Click the smiley face

Step 2 – Click on the wreath to see the holiday shouts

Step 3 – Select the shout you want to send

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H264-vp8-androidJibe’s IP Cloud and Clients provide cross-platform video calling and sharing using the two most widely used codecs H.264 and VP8 natively within its applications, making Jibe’s Clients an ideal choice for operators that require interoperability for RCS video services across devices.

This week, at WebRTC V hosted in San Jose, the IETF announcement was discussed as ground breaking news:

The Codec Battle is Now Over

Going forward, the WebRTC standard shall support H.264 and VP8.  A decision we made two years ago.  This announcement and the going forward support for H.264 and VP8 in the browser will allow the acceleration of the development of the enhanced user experience between mobile and web.

How does this impact carriers?
Carriers will benefit…

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webrtcconfVThis week, we’ll be presenting on the opportunities to monetize the mobile media stream at WebRTC Conference & Expo V, held in San Jose, California. Jibe’s director of sales engineering, Neil McGrath, will co-present a session on Wednesday 19th from 9:50 a.m. -10:20 a.m., titled “Media Service – is this where the money is?”

McGrath will explore the advantages, challenges and opportunities of WebRTC-enabled services, and why Jibe chose to incorporate WebRTC into its cloud-based IP communications platform to help Mobile Operators rapidly implement the highest quality IP communications on a wide scale. In addressing carrier monetization of new IP communications, he will share how WebRTC will allow Operators to address its mobile and fixed line subscribers over…

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The show is buzzing with the momentum that is building in the marketplace for Carrier IP-Messaging.  The integration of IP-Messaging with SMS/MMS has been a major move forward.  We’ve seen the direct user uptake within the Jibe user community as consumers are able to seamlessly upgrade their experience and then invite their friends into the ecosystem.The next major step for Carrier IP-Messaging is the OEM rollout.  At the Jibe stand, we’re demonstrating standards-based native messaging on Sony’s new Z3 running Android 4.4.4 powered by Jibe’s IP Communication Cloud.  This is a fully accredited joyn Blackbird client.  And a very impressive device.

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With the native client, we’re demonstrating 1:1 chat, group chat, single and group file transfer…

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This week at Rich Communication 2014 in Berlin, Jibe will showcase its cloud-based IP communications services, enabling carriers to provide next generation messaging for their subscribers and friends throughout the world. In addition to a demonstration of Jibe’s end-to-end cloud based services, senior director of product marketing Craig Marshall-Nicholls will share with telecom decision makers from around the world why and how Jibe’s RCS/joyn cloud is replacing traditional infrastructure in order for its mobile operator customers to compete with OTTs.

Rich Communication 2014, the only dedicated RCS event in the market, will bring together top-tier carrier decision makers from all continents to showcase the latest real-life deployments of RCS and promote the dialogue needed to accelerate time-to-market of new deployments, overcome future challenges and increase industry success…

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telecomcouncillogo_216pxJibe’s CEO, Amir Sarhangi, to participate on Telecom Council’s  Unpanel on The Rising Tide of Messaging.  Telecom Council’s Unpanel will start with audience input on the agenda, then the panelists address the topics in an interactive format.

Unpanel on The Rising Tide of Messaging

Can the rising tide of messaging float all boats? The stage is set for a battle between OTT providers, classic portals, and the carriers. The players include service providers, infrastructure companies, app developers, game developers, and even device makers, and the first wave of winners and losers is behind us.

  • Moderator: Derek Kerton, Managing Partner at The Kerton Group
  • Amir Sarhangi, CEO at Jibe Mobile
  • JF Sullivan, CMO and EVP Product at Acision
  • Jim Mains, Chief Strategy Officer…

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Next week at CTIA Super Mobility Week, Amir Sarhangi will present Why Mobile Operators’ IP Communications Belong in the Cloud.  Amir will be speaking about the radical change in how infrastructure is now delivered and why the cloud is important for Mobile Operators as a competitive advantage as they move to All-IP networks.  Jibe has been at the forefront of the move to the cloud for Operators with live cloud-based IP messaging-communication deployments in North America and Europe for tier 1 operators.

Speaker:  Amir Sarhangi

Time: Sep. 10, 2014 from 5:15 PM to 5:29 PM
Location: Venetian − Veronese 2503-2504

CTIA MobileTalks, Innovation

Session Description:
The Messaging-Communications War is on! This was made clear to every mobile carrier by…

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