Avaya Inc. (Santa Clara, CA)

Embodiments of the disclosure provide the communication system and technique to utilize distributed ledger technology as the basis on which a trusted method can be used to verify authenticity and provenance of files and also provide the use of a robust type of non-repudiation. In one instance the method involves transferring electronic content from a communication device to a receiving device through Rich Communication Services. The device sending the content the method creates parameters for the file transfer such as an identity signature and a time stamp associated with electronic content transfer from the sending device. The method then includes making the identity signature as well as the timestamp to be written into a transfer ledger. Securely supplying parameters for file transfer to facilitate electronic transfer of content from the sending device to the receiving devices could be a part of the validation of the digital content.

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.

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