OpenCloud and WIT Software establish a partnership to deliver agile end-to-end RCS
Cambridge, UK and Lisbon, Portugal – 22 October 2013 – Telecoms software innovator OpenCloud and RCS solutions provider WIT Software today announced a partnership to provide an end-to-end Rich Communications Services (RCS) solution that enables operators to innovate and deliver services faster-to-market.
The announcement follows a recently signed partnership agreement between the two companies focussed on helping operators to address the issue of cost and time-to-market for RCS service deployments.
WIT provides an end-to-end solution that allows operators to deploy RCS that includes downloadable RCS apps for smartphones and a fully-fledged RCS Application Server. This solution is fully compliant with the GSMA backed initiative and it has been deployed by operators that have already launched RCS. This partnership will enable WIT to broaden its market opportunities by integrating its solutions with operator networks using OpenCloud’s Rhino platform. Rhino provides an open service layer framework that operators can use to run Telco-grade applications, developed in-house or by third-party developers. With this in place OpenCloud’s existing customers can easily deploy WIT Software’s market-leading RCS solution to accelerate the rollout of RCS.
OpenCloud and WIT Software are already committed to deploy this combined solution with a major European Operator. In this case the Rhino platform is already connected to the network allowing the operator to begin integrating WIT’s RCS solution immediately, a prime example of the agile service model that the joint proposition is striving to deliver.
“Competitive service innovation is essential if operators want to remain the ‘go to’ brands for communications.” said Jeff Gordon, CEO of OpenCloud. “WIT provides the end-to-end story for RCS: the clients for handsets, and the network side applications. This streamlines the introduction of innovative RCS services. Deployment on OpenCloud Rhino adds further opportunities for competitive differentiation. Combining the flexibility of OpenCloud Rhino with WIT’s market leading RCS solution creates an exciting proposition for competitive operators.”
“WIT Software and OpenCloud share the same vision of enabling operators to innovate and enrich their communication services” said Luis Silva, CEO of WIT Software. “Delivering our solution on OpenCloud Rhino reduces the project cost and speeds up the time-to-market. Our collaboration demonstrates that OpenCloud and WIT can meet operator demand for a more agile model and a continuous evolution approach to keep pace with subscriber expectations.”
Both OpenCloud and WIT Software will be present at Rich Communications in Berlin between 29th and 30th October 2013.