According to Nick Fox, the vice president of Communications Products at Google, US wireless carrier Sprint and Canadian mobile operator Rogers Communications have completed the first ever cross carrier Rich Communications Service (RCS) interconnection in the North American continent. Fox had made the announcement by way of a recent tweet last week.
Rogers Communications, a mobile operator based in Canada, just became the second major carrier to join in on the Rich Communications Service (RCS) messaging fun. The first to do so of course was major US wireless carrier Sprint, which launched its support for Google’s RCS on its Android powered handsets about a month ago. For those not familiar with RCS, it is a specific messaging standard that integrates features such as group chats, sharing of high resolution images, and more into the usual SMS experience.
Major telecommunications players in Canada are now taking their first steps towards offering their respective 5G services to Canadian mobile users in the near future. Indeed, Bell, Rogers, and Telus are all joining in to establish operating benchmarks for 5G networks. Bell Canada, the biggest telecoms company in the country, is looking to start testing its 5G network.
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