Avaya Inc. (Santa Clara, CA)
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RCS (Rich Communication Services) is a global effort which promotes the use of mobile inter-operating services within an industry ecosystem. It is a communication protocol that can be used between mobile carriers, and between phones andmobile-carriers. It is a replacement for SMS messaging and is capable of transmitting multimedia during calls. The GSMA (Groupe SpecialeMobile Association) was the original creator of RCS. The emergence of RCS was a reaction by mobile operators to fight the situation of competition, in which “Over the Top” providers were offering high value services over incumbent carrier networks. The RCS feature set includes:Standalone Messaging 1-to-1 Chat Group Chat, File Transfer, Content Sharing and Social Presence Information, Internet Protocol (IP) Voice call, Best Effort Video Call, Geolocation Exchange and Audio Messaging and blacklists based on network and Capability Exchange that is based on Presence or SIP OPTIONS. VoLTE (Voice over Long-Term Evolution) basically provides the base wireless network infrastructure that RCS can be deployed.Click here to view the patent on USPTO website.
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