https://www.fiercewireless.com/wireless/google-fi-launches-rcs-chat-faster-data-for-international-roaming

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Google is bringing RCS chat to its Google Fi network and faster data speeds for users who roam internationally. RCS, or rich communication services, is a next-generation protocol for messaging intended to eventually replace SMS and become the new global standard. Google has been one of the most ardent supporters of RCS, a standard originally formed in 2007 that’s taken more than a decade to start gaining traction. Operators have been slow to adopt the standard, and support remains limited. Sprint and US Cellular have adopted the technology and T-Mobile started rolling out support earlier this year, but AT&T is using a proprietary version of RCS. Verizon is reportedly planning to start supporting RCS early this year. Full story

14 February

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