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Ericsson to trial rich communication services on Spainish network

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Ericsson is to trial multimedia applications based on the Rich Communication Suite standard in cooperation with Spain's Telef nica. This is the world's first live demonstration of interoperable rich communication services.

Consumers participating in the trial will be able to access a series of integrated and advanced telecommunication applications, such as an enhanced and active address book allowing users to see their contacts picture and status. New enhanced messaging capability allows single composition for SMS and MMS with threaded conversations. Instant messaging capabilities include chat with the additional capability of transferring large files. The users will also be able to share multimedia content during calls.

All of these applications, which are based on the RCS feature set, have already proven successful among consumers, who are already using them in their personal computers and who also want to see them in their mobile phones.

The RCS Initiative is the joint effort of industry players to speed up and facilitate the adoption of applications and services that provide an interoperable, convergent, rich communication experience. Together, the participants have agreed upon a set of features originating from profiled IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) standards, as well as implementation guidelines with the intention of having interoperable rich communication services available in 2009.

The trial will be supported by Ericsson and other telecommunications vendors, including Sony Ericsson.

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