Cost effective and rapid deployment of RCS services
There are an increasing number of vendors offering Hosted RCS solutions. The primary advantages of this approach are:
- Faster time to market
- Lower upfront investments
- IMS removed as a potential barrier to implementation
- Can be used an initial solution, then change to an operator owned solution later or can be the permanent solution
The GSMA provides a process for RCS hosted solution providers to which network accreditation-like submissions can be made. From the RCS services assurance perspective this accreditation will be considered ‘Accreditation Ready’, and is not valid for commercial use by end users.
Only ‘complete solutions’ shall be accredited. Consequentially, the process is not applicable to individual elements or application servers of an IMS implementation.