AUSTIN, TX and MONTREAL, Aug. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ - Evolve Cellular Inc, a mobile network operator built for innovation, and Summit Tech, creators of new and disruptive communication technologies, announce their partnership and intention to unlock the door to Rich Communication Services for consumers, corporations, and developers in the United States.
Rich Communication Service (RCS), which relies upon Universal Profile (UP), is the global replacement for text messaging (SMS) but with a wide range of additional communication and multimedia capabilities. RCS is deployed with the joint support of industry standards body GSMA and over 70 other device manufacturers, operating system suppliers, and mobile network operators worldwide.
"We selected Summit Tech for their industry leading innovation and their ability to partner with us for customized enterprise solutions," said Lowell Feldman CEO of Evolve Cellular, Inc. "RCS is critically important to next generation mobile solutions and Summit has demonstrated their ability to get ahead and stay ahead in this important industry tidal wave." Evolve intends to use Summit Tech's Rich Communication Suite and its VoLTE client for next generation mobile services that can enhance communication experience on smartphones, tablets and desktops for consumers, businesses and development innovators alike.
"With the limitless capabilities beyond standard communication provided by IMS, Evolve Cellular is an ideal network in deploying unbound RCS and VoLTE services often constrained by legacy systems" said Alido Di Giovanni, CEO of Summit Tech. With the addition of RCS MaaP, A2P business messaging will evolve from basic SMS to conversational applications from within an MNO's trusted messaging environment. Not limited to chatbots, RCS MaaP simplifies and unifies services from RCS IoT, virtual assistants to mCommerce and AR/VR.
"Our strategy is to bring innovation to the enterprise and campus as quickly as possible," continued Feldman. RCS Platform is a major part of Evolve's innovation which compliments unlicensed networks instead of competing against them. By connecting technology from Summit Tech with Evolve's LTE and Trusted WiFi networks, Evolve will deliver RCS/UP solutions quickly and easily to any business or developer. Evolve will be a host for chatbots, messaging apps, and a wide array of communication solutions.
About Evolve Cellular
Evolve Cellular is a mobile network operator, built from the ground up to support innovation. Evolve is a full member of GSMA and works closely with member organizations to influence industry policies and set industry specifications.
About Summit Tech
Summit Tech is a leading IMS/RCS network and client solution provider servicing leading tier 1 MNOs and OEMs. Summit's IMS solutions are currently deployed with most leading North American operators, as well as MNO's in Europe and the Middle East.