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Google Strengthens Its Position in Mobile Carrier Messaging

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Posted Monday, October 05, 2015 by STUART PARKERSON, Publisher Emeritus

Google Strengthens Its Position in Mobile Carrier Messaging
Google is betting that Rich Communications Services (RCS) can still be a place to be for carrier mobile messaging and has acquired Jibe Mobile to leverage the company’s RCS services.

The move puts Google in a position to strengthen its relationship with mobile operators, communication networks and device makers in the Android ecosystem. Jibe’s communications cloud supports RCS, iWebRTC,  and joyn offering interoperability for IP-based communications services including video calling, group chat and media-file sharing. Jibe’s customer base includes Sprint, Deutsche Telekom, and Vodafone.

Tsahi Levent-Levi runs a WebRTC centric blog and has done an interesting and thorough analysis on the impact of the acquisition in a recent post. Its worth checking out.


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