In December 2015, the RCS project was successfully completed on the MTC network. MTS introduced this technology as one of the first in the Russian market and today provides subscribers with the MTS Connect service, which competes with common OTT services such as skype, viber, whataspp (messaging, files exchange, presence service, home tariff roaming calls) using own mobile number as user ID. Through the use of standardized 3gpp architecture, RCS subscribers can make / receive voice calls, including incoming calls from regular landline phones. In the near future, as other operators build a standard architecture, it will be possible to exchange files, messages, presence status and calls with RCS subscribers of other operators.
Within the project the IMS core from Nokia, the RCS server manufactured by Mitel (formerly Mavenir), a software downloadable client from Summit-Tech, was integrated.
CPM Ltd. company acted as a supplier and integrator of RCS servers from Mitel, providing chat, group chat, file sharing, deferred delivery of messages and files services, presence service.
Osnova Telecom, which builds the federal LTE network, tested the server solution for VoLTE and RCS by the American company Mavenir Systems. In Osnova Telecom, they called this solution alternative and did not exclude the possibility of using it on their network.
Osnova Telecom noted that the product was tested in Moscow on the operator’s own equipment. Its supplier was Mavenir Systems, an American company specializing in the development of software supporting the work of various services based on the LTE network, and the integrator was CPM. “This solution is fully virtualized, which significantly reduces the time and cost of its implementation,” Osnova Telecom representatives believe. “The tests performed showed good results and indicate the potential use of the Mavenir Systems solution.”
Osnova Telecom also noted that such solutions fit into the company's strategy, which is based on the transition from the traditional operator's role of a single data service provider to the whole range of services. At the same time, “the company not only selects solutions that are already on the market, but also actively initiates their improvement in order to increase the attractiveness for end users”.
Just the example of such work in Osnova Telecom was called the process of introducing a voice communication service based on 4G networks (Voice over LTE, VoLTE). At the same time, Osnova Telecom is working on the implementation of the concept of Rich Communication Services (RCS), which will allow the operator to provide various multimedia services. Among these new services is video communication in high-definition mode (HD Video call), advanced messaging service (Rich Messaging), which includes the ability to communicate within groups of users. In addition, Osnova Telecom investigated RCS file sharing service and a number of opportunities related to obtaining information about the location of subscribers (RCS Location Information) and various types of communication with other users of the network (RCS Presence).
CPM announces the signing of a distribution agreement with Mavenir Systems Inc (USA), under which it plans to deliver Mavenir products and solutions, as well as provide implementation and technical support services for these solutions in the telecommunication markets of the Russian Federation and the following countries: Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan.
Mavenir is a leading provider of network software solutions that provide voice, video and Rich Communication Services based on IP for communications service providers around the world. The proposed solutions provide new generation services such as Rich Communication Services (including RCSe and RCS 5.1), VoLTE and voice over Wi-Fi (VoWi-Fi).