Showing posts with label IMS. Show all posts
Showing posts with label IMS. Show all posts

Monday, October 10, 2016

Metaswitch and HPE Partner with vIMS

Metaswitch and HPE are partnering to bring virtualized IMS (vIMS) to telcos via the Helion OpenStack Carrier Grade and NFV Director orchestration platform.

The companies said their combined solution accelerates fixed and mobile network operators’ deployments of advanced services including VoLTE on private, public or hybrid cloud infrastructures. This enables Communication service providers (CSPs) to capitalize on the transformation of services like VoLTE, VoWiFi and messaging to NFV, with dynamic on-demand scaling that is more cost effective to plan, operate and support.

“The integration of Metaswitch IMS and HPE Helion enables CSPs to take full advantage of breakthrough cloud economics when bringing advanced voice services to market,” said Brandon Harper, SVP of business development at Metaswitch. “The combined solution builds on our commitment to cloud native software development and furthers our close collaboration with HPE, which stands at the forefront of NFV platform and infrastructure virtualization.”

Metaswitch’s Cloud Native IMS Core solution includes the Clearwater IMS Core and the Perimeta Session Border Controller (SBC), providing a critical framework to transition communication services to cloud infrastructures. Clearwater is a cloud-native IMS Core built on a microservices architecture and open source framework to support rapid application development. Perimeta is a virtualized SBC that distributes signaling and media functionality across commodity hardware in the cloud. Combined, these products allow the Metaswitch vIMS solution to achieve an unprecedented combination of massive scalability and exceptional cost-efficiency.

http://www.metaswitch.com/the-switch/metaswitch-brings-first-cloud-native-ims-solution-to-market-with-hewlett-packard-enterprise

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Poland's Polkomtel Readies Voice over Wi-Fi with Nokia

Polkomtel, the Polish operator of the Plus network, has partnered with Nokia Networks to launch Poland’s first public trial of its Wi-Fi Calling+ service. The service lets users make regular calls when connected by Wi-Fi in locations with poor mobile coverage. The common voice core for VoWiFi and voice over LTE (VoLTE) enables a smooth evolution of enhanced voice services going forward.

During the trial period, the Wi-Fi Calling+ service is available to Plus users in Poland and across the European Union. Polkomtel is testing the functionality before its commercial launch, gathering feedback and ensuring its flawless integration and operation in the Plus network.

The service uses Nokia’s voice core technology, including its IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS), Open TAS (Telecommunications Application Server) and Border Gateway (BGW), along with a fully customized end-user application from OptiMobile.

http://networks.nokia.com/

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

ZTE Standardizes on Radisys' Virtualized MRF

ZTE will standardize on Radisys’ MediaEngine virtualized Media Resource Function (vMRF) as the media processing solution for its Value-added Services (VAS) and core network offerings in VoLTE, VoWiFi, video and IMS. Solutions based on Radisys’ common media processing platform will help ZTE's customers accelerate the deployment of new interactive HD audio and HD video services.

ZTE is a market leader in value-added service deployment, with 20 percent worldwide market share for voicemail that includes major deployments throughout China, India, Latin America and Europe. China Mobile will leverage ZTE’s IMS core and ring-back tones solutions, all powered by Radisys’ virtualized MRF.

“Mobile operators are deploying Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) to bring the benefits of the cloud to their networks, such as scalability, increased efficiencies and reduced costs,” said Yang Wei, chief architect of core network deployment, ZTE Corporation. “To enable our mobile operator customers’ transition to an NFV environment, ZTE is migrating its IMS solutions and VoLTE core network service offerings to a cloud architecture, driving an important requirement for virtualized media processing. Radisys’ vMRF delivers HD audio and HD video media processing and transcoding that are required by today’s increasingly multimedia-intensive applications.”

“ZTE is a long-time customer of Radisys, having deployed Radisys’ hardware MRF portfolio for many years to provide the critical media processing for our value-added services, such as voicemail and ring-back tones, used by more than 600 million subscribers around the world,” said Huang Xiaobing, director of VAS product planning department, ZTE Corporation. “As we looked to transition our VAS service offerings to the cloud, we made the strategic decision to standardize across our IP service delivery solutions on Radisys’ virtualized MRF. This will allow ZTE to rapidly deploy new interactive multimedia services such as VoWiFi and WebRTC, while reducing our customers’ total cost of ownership.”

http://www.radisys.com



  • In May 2015, Radisys announced a follow-on order of approximately $11 million for its MediaEngine product from a large Asian carrier in support of its VoLTE network deployment. The order is expected to be fulfilled by Radisys over the course of the second and third quarters of 2015.




Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Alcatel-Lucent's Rapport Framework Re-Architects IMS

Alcatel-Lucent introduced a fully re-architected version of Alcatel-Lucent’s IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) software to provide large enterprises and service providers a new, and much more flexible way to deliver communications and collaboration services.

Alcatel-Lucent is positioning its new Rapport software as a platform for innovation, enabling the creation of new ‘contextual communications’, where fundamental services such as voice, chat, video conferencing and sharing become functions available to any application, website or connected object. These services can then be accessed by application developers using open application programming interfaces (APIs) and simple software development kits (SDKs).

“Rapport liberates large enterprises from the communications technology silos and proprietary vendor offerings that IT departments need to contend with. It also removes the barriers for service providers to offer more engaging communications services to their customers, which can be delivered seamlessly using any device and across any network,” stated Bhaskar Gorti, President of Alcatel-Lucent’s IP Platforms business.

The basic concet is that the Rapport software will be deployed in a private cloud, into which large enterprises can plug in best-of-breed apps to help meet the needs of employees for the latest services, whether in the office or on the move. Rapport will also help enterprises better serve their customers by building communications services into applications, websites and products.

Rapport strengthens the communications business case for service providers by enabling them to support VoLTE/mobile, fixed, and WiFi services with a single, more agile cloud communications platform, significantly simplifying and reducing the cost per subscriber to deliver these services. Rapport uses a network functions virtualization (NFV) approach, and works with NFV platforms such as Alcatel-Lucent’s CloudBand to launch VoLTE and new services rapidly to both consumers and businesses and scale dynamically as subscriber demand dictates.

http://www.alcatel-lucent.com/solutions/communications-collaboration

Friday, December 5, 2014

T-Mobile Czech Deploys Mavenir's IMS Core + VoLTE

T-Mobile Czech Republic has deployed of a converged IMS Core and Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Application Server solution from Mavenir Systems.   The operator has completed the first VoLTE call and limited pilot in their live network.

"Deploying our converged IMS core and VoLTE solution is a key milestone for us as T-Mobile CZ transforms their network," said Pardeep Kohli, President and CEO of Mavenir Systems. "We are excited to continue working with T-Mobile CZ to help them with their launch in Czech Republic."

Mavenir operates its European VoLTE Centre of Excellence in Cologne, Germany.

http://mavenir.com/

Friday, October 24, 2014

T-Mobile Netherlands Picks Mavenir for IMS Core

T-Mobile Netherlands has selected Mavenir Systems' IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem) core networking solution.

“Mavenir’s solution simplifies IMS network deployments by providing a complete end to end suite of IMS applications and functions on a single, common platform. We provide the flexibility and innovation to accelerate time to market and lower total cost of ownership by minimizing network impacts, reducing complexity and harmonizing the architecture,” said Pardeep Kohli, President and CEO of Mavenir Systems.

http://mavenir.com/about-us/news-and-events/press-releases/press-releases-details/2014/T-Mobile-Netherlands-Selects-Mavenir-for-IMS-Core/default.aspx

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Radisys' WebConnect JAVA Bridges to SIP

Radisys introduced WebConnect JAVA, a JSR-309 compliant adapter which is compatible with the entire Radisys Media Resource Function (MRF) product family.

Radisys WebConnect translates JSR309 media processing requests, in a Java EE environment, into Session Internet Protocol (SIP) and Media Server Markup Language (MSML RFC 5707) XML-based control commands – which are compatible with any Radisys MRF.

The new capabilities mean that Radisys MRF resources can be used for IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS)  services as well as Over The Top (OTT) and WebRTC services delivered on web application servers based on traditional Internet communication and programming standards, such as Java.

“Adding support for JSR309 was a simple decision as many of the leading web application server platforms on the market today are Java EE based,” said Grant Henderson, VP of Marketing and Product Management at Radisys. “In addition, the world has far more computer programming professionals with expertise in Java programming than telecommunication service developers with expertise in SIP. Radisys WebConnect is focused on opening up this market by delivering first-class media processing capabilities to the broad community of IT professionals developing real-time communication services using Java platforms be they WebRTC, video or audio based.”


http://www.radisys.com/2014/radisys-extends-market-leading-media-processing-capabilities-9-million-java-developers-worldwide/



Thursday, April 3, 2014

Croatia's T-Hrvatski Telekom Deploys Mavenir's IMS Platform

T-Hrvatski Telekom (T-HT), Croatia's largest telecommunications company and a subsidiary of Deutsche Telekom, has deployed Mavenir Systems' IMS HSS-FE (Home Subscriber Server-Front End) system  to consolidate subscriber data on a single platform and pave the way for next gen services like Voice over LTE (VoLTE) and Rich Communication Services (RCS).

The IMS HSS-FE is a software solution based on Mavenir’s mOne Convergence Platform is designed to interwork with Universal Data Repository (UDR) solutions.

Home Subscriber Servers (HSS) are deployed in LTE/EPC and IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) networks for subscriber-specific authorizations, service profiles, and preferences as well as Mobile Authentication and other HLR-like functionalities.

“Mavenir’s suite of software-based IMS application servers provide the flexibility and innovation to accelerate time to market and lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) by minimizing network impacts and reducing complexity,” said Pardeep Kohli, President and CEO, Mavenir Systems. “Within the T-HT mobile network, we are proud to support the next generation network and services for their mobile customers.”

http://www.mavenir.com

Monday, February 10, 2014

Mavenir Announces Virtualized EPC

Mavenir Systmes announced a Virtualized Evolved Packet Core (EPC) designed to deliver a full suite of wireless functions (SGW, PGW and MME).

The company said its virtualized software platform can be deployed on cloud-based infrastructures using Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) to rapidly scale capacity and adapt to new deployment models. It leverages a distributed architecture that splits control and bearer planes for optimal packet processing and capacity gains.

Mavenir plans to show it at the upcoming Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona from February 24th – 27th.

http://www.mavenir.com

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Metaswitch Unveils Cloud-based, "Clearwater" IMS Core

Metaswitch Networks introduced Clearwater Core, a software subscription service capable of delivering voice, video and messaging services to millions of users.

The company said its Clearwater Core provides a foundation for complete wireline and wireless IP communications while effectively removing the typical cost barriers to deploying IMS-centric Voice over LTE (VoLTE) and Rich Communications Services (RCS). This enables network operators to leverage their standard compute resources while incurring a minimal software subscription fee based on the number of virtual CPU cores utilized.  The IMS core implementation, which is fully supported by Metaswitch with custom engineering, bespoke professional services and consultancy, could be run within network functions virtualization (NFV) environments as a virtualized network function (VNF).

“NFV has far-reaching effects in communications networks and this new approach to building networks will provide numerous benefits to network operators, including reductions in both capital and operating costs and the promotion of rapid innovation in the services space,” says Dave Reekie, general manager of Metaswitch’s open source business unit.

"We’re pleased to be easing network operators into the NFV revolution with Clearwater Core, where we can provide individual network operators ongoing support and maintenance of their cloud-based IMS Core on a software subscription basis,” says Reekie. “Like Project Clearwater, the open-source effort that started us down this path, Clearwater Core is completely unique in the industry.”

http://www.metaswitch.com/clearwater
http://www.projectclearwater.org

In May 2013, Project Clearwater, an open-source IMS core initiative for the cloud, launched its website and opened its doors to software developers and systems integrators.


Metaswitch Networks contributed the initial codebase for Project Clearwater and is sponsoring the initiative.

Metaswitch said the goal of Project Clearwater is to deliver critical call and session control functions, along with Telephony Application Server (TAS) capabilities, within any virtualized data center.  Clearwater is being developed for massive scale and "telco-grade" reliability in private or public Cloud environments, together with exceptionally low running costs of around 2 cents per subscriber per year based on Amazon AWS pricing.

Clearwater provides SIP-based call control for voice and video communications and for SIP-based messaging applications.  It is designed for deployment on Amazon Web Services or other private cloud infrastructure.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Sprint Selects BroadSoft for VoLTE/IMS Transformation

Broadsoft announced that Sprint selected its BroadWorks platform to enhance VoIP services made available by Sprint to both its consumer and business customers. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Broadsoft said its BroadWorks' Service Centralization and Continuity application server enables mobile network operators to deliver next-generation, Unified Communications (UC) services over their existing legacy GSM and/or CDMA networks.  The platform's Voice Call Continuity capabilities enable these UC services to transition from legacy networks as an operator migrates to VoLTE.

"We were seeking a single voice and video application server platform to support our IMS network transformation in order to provide the communication services both our consumer and enterprise customers are demanding today" said Iyad Tarazi, Vice President of Network Development, Sprint.

Michael Tessler, president and chief executive officer, BroadSoft, said "We are committed to providing superior technical capabilities that enable our service provider customers to offer the highest quality communications experience and look forward to helping Sprint achieve these objectives through our BroadWorks platform."

http://www.broadsoft.com/news/2014/sprint-selects-broadsoft-to-deliver-next-generation-ims-and-voice-over-lte-services/

Monday, January 27, 2014

SaskTel Picks Oracles for IMS Core

Canada's SaskTel has selected Oracle Communications Unified Session Manager to deliver the single IMS core and help secure its network borders.

SaskTel plans to use the IMS network for hosted businesses services, expanded VoLTE, rich communications services, session initiation protocol trunking and consumer voice services.

"As we transition to an all-IP environment, it was important for us to consolidate our infrastructure on a common, compact IMS core to help ensure our business and residential customers receive next-generation services quickly and securely. With Oracle Communications Unified Session Manager, we can deliver trusted real-time communications services across network borders,” said Daryl Godfrey, chief technology officer, SaskTel.

http://www.oracle.com/us/corporate/press/2113118


Thursday, November 21, 2013

Infonetics: Banner Year for VoIP and IMS

Bucking the typically soft 3rd quarter, the global service provider VoIP and IMS equipment market totaled $974 million in 3Q13, up 4% sequentially, and up 52% from the year-ago quarter, according to a new report from Infonetics.

“2013 is turning into a banner year for the IMS equipment market due largely to mobile operators in the U.S., Japan, and South Korea purchasing gear for voice over LTE (VoLTE). While many of these networks won’t go live until next year, operators are purchasing and deploying enough capacity to make sure they don’t fall short upon launch,” notes Diane Myers, principal analyst for VoIP, UC, and IMS at Infonetics Research.

Some additional highlights:


  • Legacy equipment—gateways and softswitches—showed resiliency rather than being a drag on results
  • Owing to LTE-related activity, North America enjoyed the strongest year-over-year growth of any region in 3Q13, despite being down on a quarter-over-quarter basis
  • The Caribbean and Latin America (CALA) continues to benefit from the overall expansion of fixed-line VoIP services, notching a 20% sequential increase in revenue in 3Q13
  • Strong performances in Asia Pacific, CALA, and EMEA helped Huawei maintain its leadership in the global service provider VoIP and IMS market
  • In the 3rd quarter, NEC, Ericsson, Mavenir, Genband, and Metaswitch all posted double-digit revenue growth.


http://www.infonetics.com


Sunday, October 6, 2013

China Telecom's IMS Deployment Covers 3 Million

ZTE announced commercial activation of the full-service IMS network it built for China Telecom.

The network, which ZTE describes as the world’s-largest IMS project under construction, is already serving approximately 3 million users in China’s Jiangsu and Fujian provinces. In Jiangsu, user numbers have reached 1.5 million, and in Fujian, the network has approximately 1.4 million users.

ZTE provided large-capacity core network services to China Telecom. Further, its fixed-network transformation solution fully interconnects with all existing access modes, including PRA, BRA, H.248, MGCP, H.323 and others. ZTE supports the most access types of any vendor, helping ensure smooth network evolution. To ensure future multimedia service development, ZTE also has created convergence between intelligent services and new multimedia services.

ZTE also provides complete network security solution in levels of board, NE and regional disaster redundancy, as well as perfect bypass mechanisms. The company has been given a top performance rating following security tests by China Telecom.

“ZTE is dedicated to building a full-service IMS network for China Telecom,” said CEO of ZTE’s Core Network Product Line Mr. Liu Jianhua. The continued growth of this commercial development in Jiangsu and Fujian is evidence of this. We highly value our relationship with China Telecom.”

ZTE also noted that it has signed more than 150 commercial/trial contracts globally for its IMS solutions.

http://wwwen.zte.com.cn/en/press_center/news/201309/t20130926_406176.html

Mavenir Systems Files for IPO

Mavenir Systems filed a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a proposed initial public offering of its common stock.

The number of shares to be offered and the price range for the proposed offering have not yet been determined.

Mavenir plans to list its common stock on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "MVNR."

Mavenir supplies software-based communications solutions that enable mobile service providers to deliver high-quality IP-based voice, video, rich communication and enhanced messaging services to their subscribers globally. Its mOne software platform supports Voice-Over-LTE (VoLTE) and Rich Communication Services 5.0 (RCS).

http://www.mavenir.com

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Infonetics: Carrier VoIP/IMS Market Surges 30% in 2Q13

The market for VoIP and IMS solutions surged 30% in 2Q13 boosted by VoLTE spending in North America, according to Infonetics.

"IMS equipment has officially moved into an LTE and voice-over-LTE world, and there’s no going back now,” notes Diane Myers, principal analyst for VoIP, UC and IMS at Infonetics Research. “In the second quarter we saw this impact spending on session border controllers and IMS core equipment for VoLTE access and interconnection (LTE to 3G) buildouts.  Though LTE- and VoLTE-related equipment sales are growing, the market will continue to be lumpy from quarter to quarter."

Some highlights:

  • Typically a strong quarter, in 2Q13 the global service provider VoIP and IMS equipment market grew 30% sequentially, to $936 million
  • All major geographical regions – North America, EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa), Asia Pacific and Latin America – posted year-over-year and quarter-over-quarter gains in 2Q13
  • North America continues to be positively impacted by LTE-related activity, growing 78% year-over-year in 2Q13
  • The standout vendors in 2Q13 in terms of sequential revenue growth are Alcatel-Lucent, BroadSoft, Genband, Huawei and Sonus
  • Meanwhile, Huawei, Alcatel-Lucent and Genband remain atop the VoIP and IMS market share leaderboard.

http://www.infonetics.com

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Nokia Siemens Networks Readies Virtualized Telco Cloud Core

Nokia Siemens Networks reported progress in its efforts to deliver mobile voice core services via a virtualized telco cloud core.  The company, which previously has demonstrated various use cases covering Voice over LTE (VoLTE) and other IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) based services in the Telco Cloud, said the technology is now on the brink of commercial deployment.

The latest progress includes further testing to verify end-to-end VoLTE deployment readiness in a Telco Cloud. This testing involved end-to-end verification of VoLTE call cases to ensure feature parity with customers’ current 2G/3G circuit-switched voice services, Single Radio Voice Call Continuity (SRVCC) functionality, and the reuse of existing billing, lawful interception and intelligent network interfaces.

During 2012, Nokia Siemens Networks demonstrated the reliability of core virtualization in several “proof of concept” projects. The company said these projects provided the technology foundation for core network element software running on top of a virtualized infrastructure. In addition, the projects helped identify telco-specific requirements for cloud computing. The testing used industry-standard virtualization and cloud management infrastructure as well as commercial off-the-shelf IT server hardware.

Specifically, NSN's test program for Telco Cloud deployment verified:

  • automated deployment and elastic scaling of virtualized network elements
  • live migration of virtual machines from one server to another,
  • recovery from hardware failures. 

"The range of test cases we ran during the pre-deployment verification phase underlines the essential role of the OSS components in the Telco Cloud,” said Peter Patomella, vice president, Operations Support Systems at Nokia Siemens Networks. "We’ve shown how the complete lifecycle of a network element can be managed remotely via our OSS – including initial network element cloud deployment, monitoring of virtualized VoLTE application resources, and elasticity management."

http://www.nokiasiemensnetworks.com

Monday, June 24, 2013

Radisys Unveils MPX-OS for Media Processing and Software MRF

Radisys introduced its MPX Operating Software (MPX-OS) as the new foundation of its media processing portfolio, including the company’s purpose-built MPX-12000 MRF platform and Software MRF.

The MPX-OS brings new capabilities for interactive service architectures, including KVM virtualization for cloud deployments, VP8 video codec for WebRTC services, and Over The Top (OTT) HD video conferencing and transcoding requirements

Radisys said the new MPX-OS provides the common media processing software foundation for current and future Radisys products and a key enabler for VoLTE, RCS and OTT services.

Key features include:

  • KVM virtualization, enabling virtualized deployment on Intel multi-core services in the telecom cloud for both IMS and OTT services
  • HD 720p H.264 video codec, delivering support for HD video, including HD video recording, playback and conference mixing for OTT communications and IMS MRF deployments
  • Support for VP8 video codec, enabling termination of WebRTC endpoints for streaming, record and playback, or multimedia conferencing applications, or H.264 to VP8 media transcoding for WebRTC gateway applications
  • AMR-WB audio codec for VoLTE, including transcoding support for interoperability between LTE and 3G mobile endpoints using different codecs
  • Supports both SIP and H.248 interface on the same platform
  • Virtualized media processing applications, including MPaaS (Media Processing as a Service)

"MPX-OS is an exciting development from Radisys, providing the common media processing software foundation for current and future Radisys products,” said Manish Singh, CTO, Radisys. “MPX-OS also broadens our media processing expertise into new markets, offering our application partner and service provider customers improved economics, flexibility and interoperability as they roll-out interactive communication services. And by engineering MPX-OS for virtualized deployments in the cloud, operators can deploy these services with maximized OPEX and CAPEX savings."

“MPX-OS represents a unique foundation for our customers that are breaking down the barriers between telecom and web communications for seamless voice and video service delivery, regardless of the network or communications device,” said Amit Agarwal, vice president and general manager, Software and Solutions, Radisys. “MPX-OS based solutions are deployed today as the foundation for media processing in VoLTE, RCS and OTT services, including serving as a bridge across those network domains to enable much broader service reach and stickiness.”

http://www.radisys.com

Radisys' MPX-12000 Broadband Media Processing platform,  which is based on the company's 40G ATCA open platform technologies, is specifically designed to provide mobile and IMS network operators the capacities, capabilities and reliability essential for monetizing real-time wireless broadband communications, including mobile video and voice over LTE (VoLTE). Specifically, the platform offers huge scalability in performing the Multimedia Resource Function (MRF) in LTE IMS networks.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Swisscom Enables LTE Roaming with Ericsson Diameter Signaling Controller

Swisscom is set to become the first European operator to launch LTE roaming services on a global basis.  The mobile operator is using Ericsson's Diameter Signaling Controller, which is implemented in an Ericsson Blade System platform.

Ericsson said its DSC supports the scaling of Diameter-signaling networks, is mission-critical and requires carrier-grade software and hardware.

Magnus Furustam, Vice President and Head of Product Area Core and IMS at Ericsson, says: "We have now passed a major milestone in our development project for the Diameter Signaling Controller. We are very proud that Swisscom selected Ericsson for the launch of its LTE roaming service. Our solution will alleviate some of the signaling load and make the signaling network even more reliable."


Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Orange Launches joyn in France

Orange officially launched its joyn rich communications services in mainland France.

joyn enables Orange mobile customers equipped with a compatible phone to start a video chat, share pictures, or use instant messaging while calling. Joyn is currently available through the application "joyn by Orange," and will progressively be rolled out as an embedded app on smartphones sold by Orange.

The service is based on the GSMA's joyn standard.

Communications made or received are billed in line with the customer's mobile package and are free in Wi-Fi mode. When sharing photos or videos during a call, the call is billed independently of joyn, in line with the customer's mobile voice plan.

The "Contact et moi" application has been upgraded and renamed "joyn by Orange."  All of these functions will be available starting in October. iPhone users can already enjoy two-person chats and make video calls, while Android users can take part in multi-person chats, make video calls and share pictures during calls.  Mass market customers with an Orange package (excluding “mobicarte”) and a Sony Xperia Z, and HTC One or a Samsung Galaxy S4 can enjoy all of joyn's functions directly on their Orange smartphone, starting this summer.

joyn will be rolled out for most Android and Windows Phone devices in 2014.


  • In November 2012, Spain’s three leading mobile network operators, Movistar, Orange and Vodafone, are now offering interoperable Rich Communication Services (RCS) under the consumer-facing brand joyn.
    Movistar, Orange and Vodafone are initially offering joyn services through an application for Android, with a version for the iPhone to follow shortly. 
  • joyn is based on the GSMA's  RCS 5.0 standard, enabling mobile users  to chat and enrich messaging or voice calls by exchanging images or video simultaneously during calls, in a private and secure manner, with any member of their contact list that has joyn, regardless of the user’s network or mobile device. Additional services, such as VoIP or IP-video caling,l will be introduced in the near future.  joyn operates on both the operators’ mobile networks and on Wi-Fi networks.
  • Other operators who have launched joyn services include SK Tel,  Deutsche TelekomVodafone Germany, and MetroPCS.

See also