SOURCE: Colibria

Colibria

February 03, 2011 09:06 ET

Colibria Paves the Road to Reality for RCS

RCS Trials Underway in Europe, Middle East, the Americas and Asia Highlight Need for Client-Server IOT and Cooperation Among the RCS Ecosystem

OSLO, NORWAY--(Marketwire - February 3, 2011) - Colibria, a leading global provider of new generation messaging application servers, today announced preliminary results from the initial 25 Rich Communication Suite (RCS) trials it has underway with operators across Europe, the Middle East, North America, Latin America and Asia. The trials include members of the RCS ecosystem, including vendors of network infrastructure, client handsets and value-added service enablers, and highlight the need for cooperation to ensure RCS adoption.

The trials have proven that in order for the end-user to enjoy a complete RCS experience, it is vital for the client handset and application server to work together to achieve seamless, end-to-end interoperability. One of the biggest hurdles for service providers to deliver the benefits of RCS is the accessibility of RCS-enabled clients. Since its market-leading messaging and presence application servers are the backbone to several key elements of the RCS user experience, Colibria addresses the accessibility challenge by allowing all interested vendors to connect to its IOT server along with support from some of its core technical resources to help remove barriers to RCS adoption. 

"Our IOT facility is in use by approximately 80% of RCS client vendors currently," said Colibria CTO Arild Nilsen. "Our strong ability to support the RCS ecosystem enables vendors to create and launch client offerings that are fully interoperable and reduce time-to-market for operators."

"Colibra's test facilities have greatly helped our development of an RCS client to a production-ready level," said Victor Donselaar, CEO, Movial Applications. "Colibria is one of the leading competency centers for XDMS, SIMPLE IM and presence. Having access to that expertise has enabled us to quickly develop one of the leading client solutions in the market."

"The success of RCS requires an active, open and cooperative ecosystem involving vendors of network infrastructure, application servers, clients and value added services," adds Colibria CEO Lars Myhrum. "The trials we have been participating in have demonstrated that client-server interaction is not only essential in ensuring end-to-end interoperability, but also critical in guaranteeing user uptake for RCS services moving forward."

About Colibria
Colibria is the leading, independent software vendor of Presence, Messaging and Address Book application servers for Communication Service Providers. Colibria's innovative product portfolio enables network vendors and operators to deploy enhanced presence, next generation messaging and enhanced address book capabilities, including social networking integration, in order for them to optimize the packet communication and differentiate the next gen experience.

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