BroadSoftpub introduces BroadCloud RCS

BroadSoft, Inc. recently announced the addition of Rich Communications Services (RCS) to its BroadCloud Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform, providing mobile operators with managed service delivery of converged messaging, presence, media sharing, voice and video calling.

RCS and RCS-e (Rich Communications Suite-enhanced) enable interoperable enriched communication between a broad range of mobile and other IP devices and networks. With a managed service delivery model, BroadCloud RCS speeds time-to-market, reduces deployment costs and integration complexity.

“Market adoption of RCS solutions have been slowed by high initial and total costs of ownership, and high complexity that delays deployment,” said Scott Hoffpauir, chief technology officer, BroadSoft. “BroadCloud RCS significantly reduces risks and costs associated with a service provider’s RCS deployment, so they can go live quickly with advanced communications services that include integrated multimedia and messaging solutions.”

BroadCloud RCS may be deployed in either IMS or non-IMS network environments. For non-IMS networks, BroadSoft provides the required IMS functionality as an integral part of the managed BroadCloud RCS solution. This provides the ability to deliver the RCS user experience quickly and cost effectively, while retaining the flexibility to migrate to IMS at any time.

BroadSoft’s core communications platform incudes BroadWorks, BroadCloud and BroadTouch, and offers an extensive range of consumer and business communications applications, including Voice over LTE (VoLTE), RCS, RCS-e, Unified Communications, conferencing and collaboration. By providing a cloud-based delivery model for RCS, BroadSoft extends its Telephony Application Server (TAS)/VoLTE platform to provide comprehensive IMS application layer support in global IMS deployments.