Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Metaswitch Enhances Colibria Rich Communications Server

Metaswitch Networks released an RCS-e 1.1 compliant Instant Messaging Server for pre-IMS and IMS deployments in mobile, fixed and converged networks.

The enhanced Rich Communications Suite is a strategic initiative supported by five of the leading European operators: Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Telecom Italia, Telefónica and Vodafone. It delivers a simplified extension to voice and text, enabling subscribers to send instant messages, video chat and exchange files in real time. Led by the GSM Association, RCS-e will help mobile operators meet the growing demands of subscribers for advanced communications services and combat increased competition from Over-the-Top (OTT) competitors eroding minutes, revenue and subscriber mind share.

Metaswitch noted that it completed product development and extended testing with its primary channel partners just weeks after RCS-e standards were finalized.

"Nokia Siemens Networks continues to enjoy an excellent relationship with Metaswitch Networks," said Uwe Puetzschler, head of SDF Global at Nokia Siemens Networks. "Having the complete RCS-e feature set in our Munich Interoperability Testing environment makes it possible for us to proactively work with client vendors today. We are also able to demonstrate the benefits of RCS-e to leading-edge customers who are eager to prepare for an early launch of these new services."

  • In April, Metaswitch Networks acquired Colibria, a developer of enhanced instant messaging, presence and network address book solutions for service providers.