AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon have finished it Cross carrier messaging initiative (CCMI), a joint venture formed in 2019 to push the curriculum of RCS to Light reading. Verizon (owner of Engadget’s parent company) told the publication that “[t]He said the owners of the Cross Carrier Messaging Initiative have decided to end the joint venture effort. The spokesperson further added that despite the situation, the owners are committed to enhancing the messaging experience for the customers including increasing the availability of RCS. “
Carriers previously included sprints Unified CCMI has formed to create a single RCS experience across careers with T-Mobile. RCS means replacing the SMS protocol and giving users access to features like images and WhatsApp. Companies were going to create a new app that would work across their network for Android users, but they have made little progress with their plans.
Progress was made towards adopting RCS by T-Mobile Team up with Google To make the service available to all its customers. And just last month, career Google has created the message Its default text application. While the A&T and Verizon plans are unclear at the moment, Google continues to expand the availability of the RCS protocol worldwide. As of November last year, it had ended rolling RCS worldwide, Making it available for use by anyone with an Android phone that has Google Messages. It started testing end-to-end encryption for more secure conversations.