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AT&T, Sprint, Verizon create venture to modernise SMS text to RCS standard

Friday 25 October 2019 | 09:33 CET | News
AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile US and Verizon have taken the first steps to modernise SMS texts to GSMA's Rich Communications Service (RCS) industry standard. The three operators have created a new joint venture called the Cross Carrier Messaging Initiative (CCMI) that will bring this next generation of messaging to consumers and businesses. The venture will develop and deploy first with Android, probably next year, together with other companies in the RCS ecosystem.

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Companies: GSMA / Sprint / T-Mobile US / Verizon
Countries: United States / World
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