Alliances in Telecommunications

The alliances in the telecommunications sector are the steps in the right direction. The changing consumer orientations and need for instant connectivity have necessitated the collaborative approach amongst the telecom carriers.

Here are two such alliances.The first alliance is purely service oriented whereas the second alliance is for developing new telecom networking hardware.

1) The first alliance includes : Google and telecom carriers viz Bharti Airtel, Telenor, Vodafone, Deutsche Telekom, Etisalat, MTN, Orange, Telstra, KPN, Sprint & others.

  • The alliance is for making available the Rich Communication Services (RCS). The RCS is the platform that enables delivery of communication experiences, beyond voice and SMS.
  • The RCS provides consumers with instant messaging or chat, live video and file sharing across devices on any network
  • The alliance will enable the carriers to provide interoperable messaging services across Android devices

2) The second alliance includes: Facebook and Intel, Nokia, Deutsche Telekom, EE, Globe, SK Telecom & others.

  •   The alliance is formed for the Telecom Infra Project (TIP)
  •  The focus is for developing new telecom networking hardware
  •  The new hardware would help carriers connect more people with greater efficiency

The collaborative approach is expected to give the data hungry consumers, platforms for highly efficient global connectivity.

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