AT&T Boosts RCS Messaging with Google's Jibe Platform
AT&T, one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world, has announced that it will migrate its RCS (Rich Communication Services) backend to Google's Jibe platform. This move is expected to improve the use of RCS messages on AT&T devices.
RCS is a messaging protocol that allows for enhanced features, such as read receipts, typing indicators, and larger file transfers, in comparison to traditional SMS messages. However, it has not been widely adopted by carriers due to the complexity of implementing the protocol.
Google's Jibe platform aims to simplify the adoption of RCS by providing a cloud-based solution for carriers to use. The platform includes APIs and SDKs that support RCS features and allow for easy integration into carrier networks.
By migrating to Jibe, AT&T will be able to offer its customers a better RCS experience that is more reliable and feature-rich. This move also aligns with the industry trend towards adopting RCS as the standard for messaging services.
AT&T has not yet announced when the migration to Jibe will be completed but has confirmed that it will be a phased rollout. The carrier has also stated that existing RCS clients on its network will not be impacted by the migration.
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