Alternatives to IMS-based RCS/RCS-e

Rich Communication Services (RCS) is an international initiative created by the GSMA (GSM Association) in 2008 to change the way people communicate. The GSMA market this initiative under the brand name Joyn which is now being offered by various mobile network operators to their customers and supported by many handset manufacturers for development on new devices. RCS deploys enhanced communication services in instant messaging, chat, live video, and file sharing on any compatible device and on any network.

With the many alternative options to RCS available for consumers to use, it has become difficult for operators who offer these services. However, with the introduction of RCS and VoLTE, there is potential for the operators and application developers who are challenging in this OTT dominant market.

Table of Contents

  • 1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
  • 2. BACKGROUND OF RCS
    • 2.1. The Rich Communications Services Program
    • 2.2. RCS-e
    • 2.3. Joyn
    • 2.4. RCS5
  • 3. RCS OVER LTE
    • 3.1. Service Improvements
  • 4. RCS CAPABILITIES
  • 5. OPERATOR RCS STATUS
    • 5.1. Vodafone
    • 5.2. Orange
    • 5.3. Telef√≥nica
    • 5.4. Deutsche Telekom
  • 6. SWOT ANALYSIS
  • 7. ALTERNATIVES TAKING A BITE
    • 7.1. Africa
    • 7.2. Asia-Pacific
    • 7.3. Eastern Europe
    • 7.4. Middle East
    • 7.5. North America
    • 7.6. Latin America
    • 7.7. Western Europe
  • 8. ALTERNATIVE SOLUTIONS
    • 8.1. Web Real Time Communication
    • 8.2. Hypervoice
    • 8.3. Mocet Communicator
    • 8.4. Video Chat Software Substitutes
  • 9. RCS HOSTED SOLUTION PROVIDERS
    • 9.1. Acision RCS
    • 9.2. BroadSoft
    • 9.3. Crocodile Rich Communications
    • 9.4. Jibe Mobile
    • 9.5. Openmind Messaging Experts
    • 9.6. Syniverse
    • 9.7. Neusoft
    • 9.8. Kineto
    • 9.9. Voxeo
    • 9.10. Alianza
  • 10. RECOMMENDATIONS
    • 10.1. Operators
    • 10.2. App Vendors
  • 11. VENDOR DISCUSSIONS
    • 11.1. GSMA
    • 11.2. GSMA's Claim
    • 11.3. Oracle (Acme Packet)
    • 11.4. Alcatel-Lucent
    • 11.5. Ericsson
    • 11.6. GENBAND
    • 11.7. Huawei
    • 11.8. Metaswitch Networks
    • 11.9. Nokia Solutions and Networks
    • 11.10. NSN's Claim
    • 11.11. Interop Technologies
    • 11.12. Interop's Claim
    • 11.13. Intel Corporation
    • 11.14. Solaiemes

Tables

  1. RCS Releases
  2. Joyn Support
  3. RCS Capabilities
  4. Messaging and Minutes of Use, Africa: 2009 to 2018
  5. Messaging and Minutes of Use, Asia-Pacific: 2009 to 2018
  6. Messaging and Minutes of Use, Eastern Europe: 2009 to 2018
  7. Messaging and Minutes of Use, Middle East: 2009 to 2018
  8. Messaging and Minutes of Use, North America: 2009 to 2018
  9. Messaging and Minutes of Use, Latin America: 2009 to 2018
  10. Messaging and Minutes of Use, Western Europe: 2009 to 2018

Charts

  1. Messaging, Africa: 2009 to 2018
  2. Minutes of Use, Africa: 2009 to 2018
  3. Messaging, Asia-Pacific: 2009 to 2013
  4. Minutes of Use, Asia-Pacific: 2009 to 2013
  5. Messaging, Eastern Europe: 2009 to 2018
  6. Minutes of Use, Eastern Europe: 2009 to 2018
  7. Messaging, Middle East: 2009 to 2018
  8. Minutes of Use, Middle East: 2009 to 2018
  9. Messaging, North America: 2009 to 2018
  10. Minutes of Use, North America: 2009 to 2018
  11. Messaging, Latin America: 2009 to 2018
  12. Minutes of Use, Latin America: 2009 to 2018
  13. Messaging, Western Europe: 2009 to 2018
  14. Minutes of Use, Western Europe: 2009 to 2018

Figures

  1. GSMA Joyn Service
  2. Carrier Joyn Adoption
  3. NSN RCS Architecture
  4. Intel Aepona Concept
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Research Information

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Publish Date
4Q 2013
Code
AN-1283
Research Type
Technology Analysis Report
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