Creating an integrated RCS world
What is a ‘test fest’?
’just works’ because of the interworking across operators and device boundaries. As part of the RCS interoperability testing programme the GSMA organises ‘test fests’ where OEMs and client providers have the opportunity to demonstrate that their products are ready for accreditation and subsequently commercialisation. These events also provide opportunities for demonstrations and marketing of the participating devices.
Madrid, Spain 2012; organised by the GSMA with technical support from Orange, Telefonica and Vodafone. In July, there were two main work streams: a technical stream to resolve issues that had been identified during testing and a product one to improve the user interface and experience. The technical work stream confirmed a high level of interoperability between different RCS devices and clients, as well as to the three Spanish networks and confirmed a high level of convergence between the different RCS networks. At the same time, each participant of the event gained useful insights in to possible improvements in the quality of the RCS implementation either on the client or network side. In October, the focus was on the hot fixes deemed essential for introduction prior to RCS devices and clients and networks being commercialised. Verification of the User Experience was undertaken along with an additional Quality Check step which the RCS Operators introduced to assure the quality of implementations. The GSMA team concluded the collaborative test event in early Spring 2013.
Madrid, July 2013; event was dedicated to a single feature verification to ensure proper implementation of video share service specifically with respect to correct image orientation for the receiver notwithstanding the sender–receiver combination, orientation and connectivity. This event differed to previous META events which involved checking the complete set of features for the joyn release.
Madrid, September 2013; event is now taking place, if you would like more details please contact us.