Openmind Networks Hosted RCS Solution Receives Seal of Approval from the GSMA

by Cathal Fitzpatrick | 28th June 2013

First European Vendor to be awarded full Accreditation Status

June 28, 2013, Dublin, Ireland,  Leading Mobile Communications Platform vendor, Openmind Networks (  today received full accreditation status from the GSM Association (GSMA) for its Hosted Rich Communications Services (RCS) solution;  Evolve.

CEO of Openmind, Alex Duncan, commented “the GSMA Accreditation process requires a vendor’s entire solution to be subjected to rigorous testing procedures and ensures complete interoperability with existing GSMA accredited clients.  Openmind is the first European vendor to receive the status, an accomplishment that we are very proud of, which is a testament to our product, driven by our people”.

Evolve is a module that is built upon its world proven telco-platform, Traffic Control, already powering 1 Billion messages per day.  It is a complete RCS solution that offers flexible alternative deployment options that help the mobile network operators (MNO’s) mitigate the risk of launching RCS –

–          Hosted.  For the lowest upfront costs and fastest time to market, MNO’s  should consider a hosted RCS solution with the option to migrate to the operator’s own IMS network in the longer term.  Considering the rate at which OTT apps are being introduced and adopted by end-users, it is certainly in the MNO’s best interest to bring to market more sophisticated RCS-based services as quickly as possible.  If they fail to do this, MNO’s run the risk of being excluded from the huge advances taking place in personal communications.

–          Pre-IMS.   For some MNO’s who don’t have their own IMS network or who are experiencing delays with their IMS rollout, a pre-IMS implementation of RCS is ideal and offers the same great features and advantages for the consumer.  This can be achieved by partnering with Openmind Networks, who have incorporated simplified IMS components as part of their solution.

–          IMS.  MNO’s should leverage their existing IMS networks for the rollout of RCS.  Evolve will interwork with any incumbent IMS core network allowing the rapid launch of RCS services.

Whatever the circumstances and preferences of each MNO, it is important that it partners with vendors such as Openmind Networks that can offer the best RCS solution to meet its needs.

About Openmind Networks

Ten years ago, founders Alex Duncan and Brian Kelly left behind the leading SMSC vendor in the world of that time and created Openmind Networks.  Since, then, Openmind has strongly emerged as the fastest growing vendor in its market, with a powerful mobile platform that offers messaging services to all market segments within the Telecoms industry.  Each day, over 1 Billion Messages are deployed on the platform.  The success story continues with the latest announcement that the GSMA has successfully accredited its Hosted RCS module, ‘Evolve’, the first European vendor to accomplish this feat.

Media Contact:

Lorraine Fahy, Head of Marketing, at Openmind Networks


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