During the last 12 months, we’ve labored with the cell trade on an initiative to improve SMS for other folks all over, offering a extra enhanced messaging enjoy thru RCS (Wealthy Communications Services and products). These days, we’re excited to announce that we’re partnering with Telenor to permit the launch of RCS messaging to their 214 million subscribers throughout Europe and Asia, together with Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Hungary, Montenegro, Serbia, Bulgaria, Pakistan, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Thailand, Malaysia and India. Subscribers may have get admission to to complicated messaging options as a typical a part of their Android instrument.
Options like workforce chat, high-res picture sharing, learn receipts, and extra, will come usual on Android. Subscribers may have their SMS enjoy upgraded throughout the Messenger app for Android gadgets, advanced via Google. The carrier shall be powered via the Jibe RCS cloud from Google.
In markets the place RCS is introduced, Telenor subscribers who have already got the Messenger app on their phone will routinely get get admission to to RCS products and services thru an app update. Subscribers who wouldn't have the app can set up the Messenger app from the Google Play retailer. As well as, as a part of the partnership with Telenor, many new Android gadgets will come with Messenger for Android preloaded because the default SMS and RCS messaging app.
This RCS messaging implementation helps the GSMA universal profile—a typical supported via greater than 58 carriers and producers jointly protecting a subscriber base of 4.7 billion other folks globally. We’ve introduced RCS messaging the usage of the common profile with carriers in the U.S. and Canada, and plan on launching RCS in extra international locations in the approaching months.