Text messaging captivated the world in the 1990s and quickly became one of the most prevalent forms of communication globally. Despite the widespread growth of SMS, not much of the technology has changed since it was first released almost three decades ago.
There’s no doubt that text messaging has changed the way the world communicates. But let’s be honest, there are a lot of things that SMS (short message service) just can’t do compared to messaging services like iMessage, WhatsApp, and Facebook Messenger.
Written by Catherine Sbeglia, Technology Writer for RCR Wireless News.
At the 2019 Competitive Carriers Association Convention, Josh Wigginton, VP of product management at Interop Technologies, spoke about the future of Rich Communication Services (RCS), which despite a slow adoption, is now picking up as business use cases become more evident.
Written by Diana Goovaerts, US Editor at Mobile World Live.
LIVE FROM CCA ANNUAL CONVENTION, PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND: Interop Technologies executive Josh Wigginton tipped adoption of rich communication services (RCS) to accelerate as operators focus on opportunities around application-to-person messaging, but cautioned hurdles still remain.
Despite being more than 10 years old, Rich Communication Services, or RCS, will finally come of age in 2019. RCS is the GSMA-backed messaging successor to SMS, enabling new features like group chat, read receipts, is-typing indicators, and media file sharing.