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Capgemini, Orange, white label Joyn server

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Consulting and outsourcing firm Capgemini has unveiled plans to bring a white label Joyn server to market. The rich messaging server was developed in collaboration with Orange and will enable mobile operators to brand and embed their own, out of the box version of the rich messaging service onto handsets, providing consumers with an alternative to over the top (OTT) applications.

Deutsche Telekom and Orange connect to RCS hub

Deutsche Telekom and Orange have signed up to use a RCS hub from cloud communications solutions firm Jibe Mobile

Operator groups Deutsche Telekom and Orange have signed up to an RCS hub from cloud communications firm Jibe Mobile, enabling interoperability between RCS and Joyn services hosted by third parties as well as in-network deployments.

China Telecom launches OTT messaging app

China Telecom has launched its own proprietary social instant messaging application for smart phones

The operator push to reclaim status in messaging services has received impetus in China where China Telecom has launched its own proprietary instant messaging application dubbed YiChat.

Operators losing faith in Joyn

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Three out of ten mobile operators believe GSMA offering Joyn is not the solution to successfully compete with messaging service providers such as WhatsApp and Skype, according to research published today.

Telefonica takes down Tu Me, pushes Tu Go

Tu Me is being dropped in favour of Tu Go

Telefónica Digital, the innovation arm of the Spanish incumbent telco, has called time on its rich communication prototype, Tu Me, in favour of a version that is not bound to smartphones.

Orange launches Joyn in France

Orange has become the latest operator to launch Joyn services on its domestic network

French mobile operator Orange on Wednesday became the first in the country to launch Joyn rich communications services. The announcement marks France as the ninth country to introduce Joyn, while 14 operators in total have pledged their support to the GSMA-backed initiative.

Director, Rich Communication Services, Telefonica “OTT’s contribution to the industry is very positive”

Javier Arenzana Arias, director Rich Communication Services, Telefonica, Spain

Javier Arenzana Arias, director Rich Communication Services, Telefonica, Spain is speaking at the LTE Operator Mind Share, part of the LTE World Summit, taking place on the 24th June at the Amsterdam RAI, Netherlands. Ahead of the show we get an insight into how Telefonica is confident that RCS services will enable the industry to confidently compete with OTT services.

Sending the right message

Joyn is now live in five countries with 10 operators having launched services

Since the launch of Skype in 2003, over-the-top (OTT) service providers have been successful in convincing subscribers to opt for their perceived to be free offerings, at the expense of operators’ voice and SMS services.

Most operators to opt for cloud-based RCS

SK Telecom is the latest operator to offer the Joyn service

Despite the operator support behind Rich Communications Services (RCS), it will only be the very biggest international players that deploy the technology in their own networks. The rest will look to cloud-based offerings to fulfil their needs, according to business systems firms SAP Mobile Services.

Deutsche Telekom Joyns fold

Deutsche Telekom has become the latest operator to launch Joyn services on its network

Operator group Deutsche Telekom has become the latest firm to offer the GSMA’s Joyn messaging platform to its users. The operator has rolled out the service to customers in its native Germany.

One million users for SKT Joyn but is ‘free’ enough to tempt subs away from KakaoTalk?

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Almost twelve months after Vodafone Spain became the first mobile operator to officially launch Joyn, South Korea’s SK Telecom has announced a fairly impressive one million users for its Joyn.T service, just 50 days after it was launched in December 2012.

SK Telecoms’ Joyn service hits 1 million mark

SK Telecom has announced one million Joyn subscribers

South Korean operator SK Telecom has announced that it has acquired one million users for its Joyn service, just 50 days after of launching it.

MWC: all about networking?

Synchronica will buy Nokia's messaging business

It’s that time of year again. The time that industry professionals know only too well, as we see our schedules for the final week in February rapidly running out of space – we’re all preparing ourselves for the exhausting experience that is Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Well, unless you work at Microsoft or RIM, it seems.

Should you Joyn the club?

SK Telecom is the latest operator to offer the Joyn service

The GSMA-backed rich communication service initiative Joyn has split opinion among the industry’s forecasters. Some are encouraged by the strides the service has made, whereas others believe this is too little a step taken too late. Nonetheless, Joyn now seems to be gaining momentum; in recent weeks, Spain’s big three operators have thrown their weight behind the cause as well as SK Telecom in South Korea.

SK Telecom Joyns the fold

SK Telecom is the latest operator to offer the Joyn service

South Korean operator SK Telecom has become the latest carrier to throw its weight behind the GSMA’s Joyn initiative after announcing the availability of its joyn.T rich communications service to subscribers. The Joyn proposition, announced by GSMA at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona last year, is the group’s response to the increasing popularity of network independent, OTT messaging applications.

Vodafone leads Joyn tech investment

Joyn/RCS is based on IMS

A Silicon Valley startup on Wednesday received funding from Vodafone to help make the carrier’s answer to OTT (over the top) services a viable alternative to the likes of Skype and WhatsApp.

Spanish operators Joyn forces

Movistar, Orange and Vodafone have launched Joyn services in Spain

Three Spanish operators have teamed up in an effort to combat the threat of OTT communication providers such as WhatsApp and Skype by launching the Joyn service to their subscribers. With this move, Movistar, Orange and Vodafone have helped make Spain the first country to offer the fully interoperable operator-led communications solution to subscribers.

MetroPCS goes live with RCS

MetroPCS has launched RCS-based Joyn services on its network

US carrier MetroPCS has taken a lead in the US by becoming the first network to offer Rich Communications Services (RCS) on its LTE network. RCS is designed to offer enhanced features such as chat, messaging and content sharing directly via the network, rather than through third party offerings.

Telefonica gives first look at Joyn

Joyn/RCS is based on IMS

Spanish carrier Telefónica gave a first look at Joyn on Wednesday, making an Android application available in its domestic market.

Telefónica: one for all, or all for one?

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There is an interesting parallel between today’s announcement that Telefónica is launching an app-based rich communications play—TU Me—and the unveiling two weeks ago of its O2UK arm’s mobile wallet offering. In both situations, Telefónica is simultaneously leading collaborative efforts along similar lines with the very operators on which it is attempting to steal a march by being quick to market.

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