The RCS Ecosystem

Mobile operators around the world are offering RCS messaging services based on open industry specifications.  A rich ecosystem of partners work together to help define and implement the end to end services enjoyed by consumers and businesses.

Who are the key players?

In addition to mobile operators, the RCS ecosystem consists of multiple stakeholders, fulfilling a variety of important roles. These roles are shown below where you can find companies who are active in each category, together with their websites and contact details.

If you would like your company to be added to one or more of the categories below, please email futurenetworks@gsma.com

RCS Network Providers to MNOs

Provide core RCS network solutions to mobile operators, which may be with MNO on-premise equipment, hosted infrastructure or cloud services. This enables operators to offer RCS message services to consumers.

Company On Premise Cloud Hosted Website Contact Details
Ericsson Yes No
Exomi Yes No
Glympse No Yes
Global Message Services Yes Yes
Google Jibe No Yes
Huawei Yes No
Infinite Convergence Solutions Yes Yes
Interop Technologies Yes Yes
Mavenir Yes Yes
Nable Communications Yes No
NewPace (A Samsung Company) Yes Yes
Samsung No Yes
Sinch No Yes
Summit Tech Yes Yes
Syniverse Technologies No Yes
WIT Software Yes Yes

RCS Business Messaging Platform Providers to MNOs

Provide an RCS Business Messaging Platform / MaaP solution to mobile operators, which may be with MNO on premise equipment, hosted infrastructure or cloud services. This enables operators to provide Business Messaging services to brands, aggregators and consumers.

Company On Premise Cloud/Hosted solution Website Contact Details
Global Message Services Yes Yes
Google Jibe No Yes
Infobip No Yes
Interop Technologies Yes Yes
Mavenir Yes Yes
Quantum-A Yes Yes
Sinch No Yes
Summit Tech Yes Yes
Syniverse Technologies No Yes
WIT Software Yes Yes

RCS Aggregator / Messaging Services Provider to Brands

Provide an important commercial and technical aggregation role between businesses (brands/companies/ traders) and mobile operators. They allow business to reach users across multiple mobile operators and can help companies design and host RCS campaigns and chatbots by providing tools, expertise and APIs.

Company Website Contact Details
3C Interactive
Cequens
ClickSend
CM.com
Esendex
Global Message Services
Infinite Convergence Solutions
Infobip
Kirusa
MessageBird
MessageMedia
Messaggio
mGage
OpenMarket
Route Mobile
Sinch
Summit Tech
Syniverse Technologies
TechAlpha Messaging
TeleSign
Tyntec
Zipwhip

RCS Hub Providers to MNOs

Provide hub connectivity services between mobile operators, reducing the number of technical connections required to fully interconnect across countries, regions or globally.

Company Website Contact Details
Global Message Services
Google Jibe
Interop Technologies
Mavenir
Orange
Samsung
Sinch
Summit Tech
Syniverse Technologies
TATA
ZTE

RCS Client Providers

Develop their own SMS/RCS messaging application, which may be licensed to a mobile operator, a handset vendor or made available for users to download from an app store.

Company Website Contact Details
Google
Juphoon
Mavenir
Summit Tech
Unikie
WIT Software

Handset vendor with own RCS client

Develop their own SMS/RCS messaging client and ship it with their devices sold to end users.

Company Website Contact Details
Huawei
LG Electronics
Samsung