Interop Technologies, a global provider of advanced communication networks and cloud-based managed services, has been selected by EcoMobile, a nationwide Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO), to deploy its virtualized Rich Communications Services (RCS) solution to their subscribers. This early adoption will make EcoMobile the first MVNO in the U.S. to launch UP 1.0 RCS.
The cloud-based and fully managed services model provided by Interop assists operators with lowering the barriers to entry for RCS and other in-demand IP services by reducing the up-front cost and complexity required to build and manage an IMS core network and IP services infrastructure. As a complete end-to-end rich messaging solution, Interop’s RCS incorporates the most recent features and functionality outlined in GSMA’s Universal Profile standards and supports interoperability with RCS-enabled operators, devices and third-party applications.
“Delivering new IP-based solutions from the Interop Cloud has provided EcoMobile with a unique opportunity to be on the frontlines of this revolutionary shift," said Garvin Garmo, CEO of EcoMobile. "RCS is a critical differentiator for us and a step towards next generation mobile communications, as Interop continually evolves their solutions as the industry changes."
“Finding a better way for our customers has been the driver for everything that we do at Interop Technologies and the fully-managed cloud services model truly is a better way to quickly launch next-gen solutions like RCS. It also supports the evolving Messaging-as-a-Platform (MaaP) environment that will fuel new monetization opportunities in the future,” said Josh Wigginton, Staff Vice President of Product Management, Interop Technologies. “Ultimately, what we want to do is provide services and solutions that empower our customers to secure their future growth and success, and we’re excited that we’ve enabled EcoMobile to be a first mover for RCS in the MVNO space.”
EcoMobile will also deploy Interop’s Over-the-Top (OTT) MVNO solution, which includes telco-grade mobile voice and legacy messaging services over WiFi and LTE/4G data networks. Seamless voice call handoffs between WiFi and LTE/4G networks are included to ensure maximum coverage and quality service experience.