NEWEST MARKET: Telekom Albania delivers integrated SMS and RCS messaging to their subscribers.
This week we announced that Deutsche Telekom’s regional operating company, Telekom Albania, launched its rich IP communications service (RCS) powered by Jibe’s IP Communications Cloud.
The service, available first as a downloadable app, replaces the native SMS/MMS messaging app on Android with a single application that enables mobile subscribers to video chat, instant message, group message, share large photos and videos while still being able to SMS and MMS with users that do not have the service. On the iPhone, subscribers are able to download a compatible RCS application….
SFR Launches RCS Native Messaging for Samsung and Sony Mobile Smartphones — powered by Jibe’s Communications Cloud
Jibe Mobile and SFR launch the world’s first RCS native devices leveraging the power of the cloud, enabling SFR subscribers to seamlessly upgrade their messaging from SMS to advanced IP messaging. The integrated RCS and SMS experience (branded as joyn by SFR), is now the native messaging experience on leading OEM devices starting first with Samsung Galaxy S5 and Sony Mobile’s Xperia Z2, Z3, Z3 Compact, and M4 Aqua smartphones.
The launch of RCS native devices enables SMS users to seamlessly discover and easily use the next generation of the most advanced IP messaging, while the interconnectivity of Jibe’s Cloud and…
When launching integrated SMS + IP Messaging (Launch Tip #1) the most effective rollout strategy for Mobile Operators is to embed the experience into the handset as the native messaging experience. This allows subscribers frictionless discovery of the new IP Messaging capabilities — video chat, group messaging, messaging with read receipts and is typing alerts as well as sharing large media, location, shouts and stickers — as part of their new smartphone experience.
When subscribers use their new smartphone, out of the box, they can jump right into the integrated messaging experience with any of their contacts. The native rollout is also be done with a maintenance update to existing phones that includes an RCS update.
According to Jibe’s CEO Amir Sarhangi,
Jibe Mobile, the Cloud Communications Company for Mobile Operators, and Deutsche Telekom have won the prestigious Global Telecom Business award for the best consumer service innovation for their work together: “Integrated SMS/IP Messaging, the ‘green button’ experience redefined.”
“We are honored that Jibe and Deutsche Telekom have won the Global Telecom Business Award for Best Consumer Service Innovation. This distinction underscores the very important role Jibe plays in helping transition the industry from SMS to an integrated native messaging experience. These new IP services, delivered by Jibe’s cloud-based technologies, allow Carriers to be more agile in their service offerings enabling them to provide competitive consumer messaging that commercially scales to the 6 Billion+ subscribers around…
Jibe Mobile at GSMA 360 in Latin America.
We’re just wrapping up a great show in Latin America, the buzz for RCS is continuing to grow – lots and lots of interest. Jibe was showcased in the technical and terminals workgroup, presenting a model for IP messaging success in Latin America based on experience gained from Europe and North America. We were joined by executives from across Latin America including America Movil, Telefonica, Telecom Argentina, Entel, TIM, Oi, and Cable & Wireless.
Lots of interesting questions:
Q: How operators ease the pain of interconnection?
ANSWER: Jibe Hub
Q: How can operators take advance of their strategic strengths?
Native distribution, integration with SMS/MMS
Q: How can operators launch quickly?
ANSWER: Jibe Private Cloud
Q: How can operators cost effectively scale?
Jibe Mobile will demonstrate the power of globally interconnected IP Messaging at GSMA360 in Latin America, May 13-14. Attendees will experience “first hand” how mobile consumers are able to communicate across networks regardless of their mobile operators — using video calling, group messaging, as well as sharing of their favorite photos and videos — on iPhone® and Android™ smartphones.
Jibe will also demonstrate the native experience provided by leading OEMs and powered by Jibe’s Cloud, to enable SMS/IP communications as the native messaging experience on the newest smartphone devices.
If you are interesting in scheduling a meeting with Jibe Mobile contact us today.
Click here to learn more about the event.
One of the biggest service breakthrough for GSMA’s RCS is the integrated SMS/IP Messaging experience, which arrived in Blackbird, enabling mobile subscribers to click the same messaging button used for SMS to also access IP Messaging. Each messaging session determines if both parties are IP Messaging-ready or if the conversation needs to fall back to SMS, it’s that simple.
How Does It Work?
1. Just like today, subscribers click their messaging icon.
2. They see all their SMS messages, just like normal, and all their NEW IP messages. Having both SMS messaging and IP Messages integrated together provides the reach and ubiquity of SMS while extending the feature set to IP-messaging ready conversations. Without the need to switch between different applications.
Jibe’s Craig Marshall-Nicholls to present Hub Interconnection for RCS — in this years Network 2020 webinar series: Interconnected Mobile All-IP Communications and the benefits for Operators — to be held April 23rd, 2015.
The GSMA’s Network 2020 program is designed to help operators make IP Communications work as a native service as part of the ‘Green Button Promise’ — in the move to all-IP. The program is initially focusing on two main areas – (1) ensuring devices and networks can deliver a native experience and (2) establishing VoLTE and RCS interoperable services.
Craig Marshall-Nicholls, Jibe’s Senior Director of Product Marketing, will discuss:
- The benefits of one physical connection to the Hub
- “Touch of a button” to enable new routes
INDUSTRY CHALLENGE: The time-honored approach to telecom infrastructure does not commercially scale nor does it meet the business needs of mobile carriers or the demand of messaging users.
Jibe’s Cloud business model is changing the cost and delivery model for the entire Telecom Industry, letting carriers shift from unproductive large monolithic CapEx purchases, using the cloud as the foundational layer for innovation.
THE INDUSTRY MUST CHANGE TO HOLD ITS CURRENT POSITION.
Jibe’s Hosted Cloud service lets mobile operators quickly and cost-effectively put standards-based IP infrastructure in place, as well as eliminate costly technology fragmentation both within and across mobile carriers. This allows carriers to quickly launch integrated SMS/MMS and next-gen IP messaging services powered by Jibe’s dedicated IP service instead of investing in slow,…
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Operators typically have two basic options when deploying RCS:
they can base RCS on their own IMS infrastructure, or they can use
a hosted service. Deutsche Telekom chose Jibe Mobile’s IP
Communications Cloud and branded IP client, supporting industry
standards (including WebRTC, RCS, joyn™) and interoperability
enabling carriers to deliver rich IP-based communications services
to anyone, on any network, on any device.
“Launching our RCS services in Romania and Slovakia using the Jibe Communications Cloud and RCS Hub, has been an important step in fulfilling our ambition of bringing these rich carrier-driven communication experiences to our customers throughout Europe.”
– Kobus Smit
Head of Voice and…
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