Acision Joins the GSMA's Rich Communication Suite Initiative

    CTIA - LAS VEGAS, NV, April 1 /CNW/ - Acision, the world's leading
messaging company, today announced that it has joined the GSMA's Rich
Communication Suite (RCS) Initiative. As part of the RCS Initiative, Acision,
along with 60 other member organisations, will be at the forefront of
developing rich communication technology and services, which run across IP and
multimedia-based networks, such as enhanced messaging, presence enabled
contact management and in-call multimedia sharing.
    The GSMA RCS Initiative was formed in 2007 by leading industry players in
a collaborative effort to facilitate and accelerate the adoption of
applications and services that interoperate and provide enriched
communication. By combining the joint experiences of the major network
operators, handset vendors, messaging infrastructure leaders and PC client
specialists, the GSMA RCS Initiative will drive the roll-out of the first
truly converged communication platform, which leverages the ubiquity, ease of
use, standardisation and chargeability which made SMS a success.
    Acision's expertise in delivering advanced messaging services to
operators globally, as well as its sophisticated product portfolio of
end-to-end IP-based messaging and communications solutions, means it is well
positioned to help drive technical development of RCS services. Today, Acision
is already prepared for the future of enriched communication with its own
converged next-generation messaging architecture which enables operators to
migrate their current messaging services to future emerging technologies with
minimal interruptions.
    Louis Corrigan, CTO at Acision, said: "By being part of the GSMA RCS
Initiative we can provide valuable insight into the advancement of the
converged communications environment and quickly realize our long-term vision
of a single platform that incorporates all messaging and communications
services. Acision's aim is to help ensure that RCS is a success that will
enhance the end user's communication experience, see mass adoption and boost
operator revenues. For us, this initiative will provide the next major step in
the messaging revolution and will enable us broaden our scope as the leader in
next-generation messaging."
    Acision's end-to-end messaging solutions run across all network types,
bridging the gap between 2G, 3G and 4G networks, including IMS, HSPA, LTE and
WiMAX environments. This supports the increased usage in services such as
mobile broadband and enables operators to increase Average Profit Per Megabyte
(APPM) while reducing backhaul pressures. Acision's experience in messaging
and charging will enable it, alongside other RCS Initiative members, to help
accelerate the time to market of RCS and ensure service providers can launch
reliable and commercial RCS services. Acision has already performed over 100
successful commercial deployments of its IP messaging solution globally across
all networks types.


    Acision is the world's leading messaging company, providing communication
solutions for over 300 network operators and service providers globally.

For further information:

For further information: Press Contacts: Jennifer Ballard, Marketing
Communications Manager, Acision, Tel: +44(0)118-965-9407, Email:; Annette Leach, Hotwire PR, Tel:
+44(0)207-608-2500, Email:

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