Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile kill their cross-carrier RCS messaging plans — Ars Technica
The Rich Communication Services (RCS) rollout continues to be a hopeless disaster. A year and a half ago, the cellular carriers created the “Cross-Carrier Messaging Initiative (CCMI),” a joint venture between AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon that would roll out enhanced messaging to the masses in 2020. Now, Light Reading is reporting that initiative is dead, meaning that the carriers have accomplished basically nothing on the RCS front in the past 18 months.
I know Google is working on their own RCS implementation, but I don’t think this bodes well for RCS.