MetroPCS has announced its first Mavenir-enabled commercial launch of RCS 5 services. After the launch of MetroPCS, it is now offering innovative features such as threaded multimedia messaging, IP voice and video calling and a mobile address book enhanced with social presence. MetroPCS launched its RCS 5.0 services on the same Mavenir mOne Platform that enabled its first-to-market Voice over LTE (News - Alert) (VoLTE).
Mavenir Systems, an innovator of infrastructure solutions for mobile operators is the first company to offer full RCS 5 solutions including voice, video and messaging solutions. RCS 5 version of the GSMA's (News - Alert) Rich Communication Services has been fully integrated into Mavenir System’s services product portfolio thus offering operators fast start to advanced services. The mobile carriers will have interoperability of services across each other's networks with latest RCS standard. New RCS standard combines RCS v1-4 and RCS-e v1.2 and adds Converged IP Messaging (CPM) for service interworking to SMS/MMS.
Value-added IMS and cloud based converged voice, Video and Messaging solutions are delivered by Mavenir to wireless operators around the globe. These solutions are based on the mOne Convergence (News - Alert) Platform. Mavenir enables the transformation of legacy core networks by offering compelling new services such as VoLTE and RCS and other innovative solutions that address the challenge of migrating subscribers and services to 4G.
Pardeep Kohli, president and CEO of Mavenir Systems (News - Alert) said, “Operators are looking for innovative services and ideas to monetize their investment in LTE networks, create a competitive edge and compete against the so-called over-the-top (OTT) providers and other rivals. RCS can help provide those services quickly and with an improved return on investment for operators as they build out their core LTE networks."
The early deployment of a Rich Communication Service that included a joyn accredited set of services based on the latest RCS standard by Mavenir and MetroPCS was welcomed by GSMA. Through joyn operators can give one global 'face' to RCS services and joyn brand users will be able to access RCS enabled device which automatically 'knows and shows' ways to chat, video, call or share files with contacts anytime. The brand joyn represents ubiquity, security, service quality and interconnection.
Attilio Zani, senior director at GSMA said, "We believe that all mobile subscribers deserve to enjoy the ever-growing richness of services that RCS delivers and the speed to market of new IP based communications services. “The GSMA's joyn accreditation process allows operators to swiftly deploy a robust set of services for their end users, with the knowledge that they will interoperate seamlessly around the world."