Deutsche Telekom Increases European RCS Momentum with Third Jibe Service Launch

Telekom Albania delivers integrated SMS and RCS messaging to their subscribers

Aug 11, 2015, 03:01 ET from Jibe Mobile

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Aug. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Jibe Mobile (, the Cloud Communications Company and leader in Rich Communications Services (RCS), today announced that Deutsche Telekom's regional operating company, Telekom Albania, launched its rich IP communications service powered by Jibe's IP Communications Cloud. The service, available first as a downloadable app, replaces the native SMS/MMS messaging app on Android with a single application that enables mobile subscribers to video chat, instant message, group message, share large photos and videos while still being able to SMS and MMS with users that do not have the service. On the iPhone, subscribers are able to download a compatible RCS application.  

"Carriers of all sizes and in many different locations around the globe have selected Jibe Mobile as their RCS Cloud Platform," said Amir Sarhangi, co-founder and CEO of Jibe Mobile. "This launch builds on increasing RCS momentum and shows carrier commitment to bring the most advanced standards-based messaging to their subscribers."

Just over a year ago, Deutsche Telekom and its regional operating companies in Romania and Slovakia, Telekom Romania and Slovak Telekom, announced the launch of these Jibe powered IP communications services in those regions.

"Launching rich carrier-driven communications services powered by Jibe in Albania, following our successful launches in Romania and Slovakia, is another step in Deutsche Telekom's expansion of IP communication for our customers throughout Europe," said Kobus Smit Head of Voice & Messaging at Deutsche Telekom and Chair of the IP Communications Leadership Team for the GSMA. "Jibe's centralized cloud architecture is bringing significant improvement in efficiency and much faster time to market when launching RCS in multiple geographies. Based on this success, Deutsche Telekom will interconnect with other local and international carriers via Jibe's Cloud and RCS Hub."

To learn more about the Telekom Albania RCS Service, visit:

Subscribers can DOWNLOAD the app, Message+ nga Deutsche Telekom at:

Jibe's IP Communications Cloud + RCS Hub
The company's end-to-end IP Communications Platform — Jibe Public Cloud, Private Cloud, brandable iOS and Android applications, RCS Hub, and Telco-Web Gateway  — make it possible to launch a competitive consumer messaging service. Jibe's Cloud enables carriers to launch in less than 10 weeks, versus legacy implementations that can take up to 18 months. With its roots in Silicon Valley, Jibe embraces agile development making it possible to continuously enhance the service every 2-3 weeks. The Jibe Cloud provides complete localization of language, brand, color, and features for each specific market. Jibe is the first company to receive Blackbird GSMA accreditation for both its Communications Cloud and Client.

About Jibe Mobile
Jibe Mobile, the Cloud Communications Company for mobile operators, handset manufacturers, and other communication networks, provides an open end-to-end technology platform enabling carriers to rapidly launch and commercially scale the most innovative IP communication services to mobile consumers globally. Bridging the worlds of telecom standards and Silicon Valley-style innovation, Jibe's Communications Cloud supports industry standards (including WebRTC, RCS, joyn™) and interoperability enabling carriers to seamlessly deliver rich IP-based communications services — high quality video calling, group chat and large media-file sharing — as part of mobile consumers' everyday conversation, regardless of network, device, or region. Jibe Mobile customers include U.S.-based Sprint and leading European carriers Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone, KPN, and SFR. Jibe Mobile headquarters is in Mountain View, with offices in London and Dusseldorf.

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