Resources

Below you can find a complete list of all resources that can aid with the delivery of RCS:

Universal Profile

The GSMA’s Universal Profile is a single, industry-agreed set of features and technical enablers developed to simplify the product development and global operator deployment of RCS. Access it here.

RCS & Universal Profile FAQs

Want to know more about the basics of RCS? Read our FAQs RCS – Universal Profile RCS

Poll: Which industry segment has the most potential with the capabilities that MaaP offers?

The year ahead will see RCS start to replace SMS as the standard means of non-voice telecommunication.  The GSMA’s new report titled ‘Messaging as a Platform – The Operator Opportunity’ outlines how operators can play a central role in the …

Poll: What is the case for Application to Person (A2P) conversation messaging

SMS has become and remains the most widely distributed service in the world – even the boom in social media boom has not eclipsed the popularity of text messaging. While SMS messaging has become central to our everyday life, it’s …

A burning platform – the need for action

The crowded nature of IP Communication Services market with low barriers to entry for alternative communication suppliers is creating a problem for operators. This slide pack gives some qualitative and quantitative data as an overview of the impact.

Act now to implement RCS!

Rich Communications Services (RCS) is the platform that enables the delivery of communication experiences beyond voice and SMS, providing consumers with instant messaging or chat, live video and file sharing – across devices, on any network. RCS marks the transition of …

China Unicom – Openness and Cooperation: Achieving a win-win for Telco and OTT

Despite suffering significant losses in their core voice and messaging revenues in recent years, operators now recognise OTT service providers are here to stay. Agile OTT players have progressed quickly by delivering in-demand services via ‘freemium’ models. The Asia Pacific …

Capgemini Partners with Orange to Roll Out Rich Communication Services (RCS) for Telcos

Rich Communication Services (RCS) promise to provide telcos with the ultimate defense strategy against over-the-top (OTT) service providers that are increasingly eating into core voice and data revenue streams. More than that, RCS is the foundation for a single, ubiquitous …

China Mobile – Next-Generation Converged Communication

Voice and short messaging (SMS) are the most fundamental mobile communication services and as such they are natively supported by each terminal and every service provider with global roaming and interoperability. However, they have not been upgraded for a long …

RCS Interconnect Hub: Driving global interconnectivity of RCS

As telecom network messaging evolves to offer rich communications, there is a key requirement for interconnectivity. Much like with SMS, this will be a central factor to drive global adoption. Deployment of centralized hubs has been pivotal for SMS ubiquity. …