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Will koodo support RCS sooner than later?


With RCS rollouts ramping up across other carriers and Google backing it so heavily it would make sense for any carrier that can, including koodo, to get on board. This has potential to improve customer experience drastically.

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We don't have any insight to Koodo's plans, maybe a rep can give us a lead on if Koodo has had any talks about it. So far Rogers and Fido have been the only Canadian carriers to start to play around with it. Apparently Bell and Telus have signed on as supporters of Universal Profile so we may see some RCS technologies coming out way soon.
Hard to say ... RCS is a network thing, therefore it is up to those who own/control the mobile network.  There are only two wireless networks in Canada;

1. The Bell/Telus combo-network
2. The Rogers network.

The reason wireless service providers are becoming impatient with the delays of RCS implementation is because it will lead to higher data usage/subscriber ... which of course means more $$ revenue.

As a subscriber who seeks to keep a monthly bill to a minimum amount, I wouldn't be too anxious for RCS ... Currently subscribers can send text messages over the voice network and not require a data plan.  Dig Media content can be sent via email or other services when on WIFI.

RCS = "[b]Reaming the [b]Cellular [b]Subscribers"

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Mystic wrote:

Hard to say ... RCS is a network thing, therefore it is up to those who own/control the mobile ne...

There are actually many companies that have their own cell towers/networks. For example SaskTel has the only cell towers in Saskatchewan with the exception of a few owned by Rogers.
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Hard to say ... RCS is a network thing, therefore it is up to those who own/control the mobile ne...

So is the Trans Canada Highway a single highway or a bunch of different highways that are connected?
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Mystic wrote:

Hard to say ... RCS is a network thing, therefore it is up to those who own/control the mobile ne...

Well saying there are "only two wireless networks in Canada" is a little misleading. Maybe the two big wireless networks in Canada would have been better wording. Just making a simple comment to inform other people who see your comment and may get confused!
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Mystic wrote:

Hard to say ... RCS is a network thing, therefore it is up to those who own/control the mobile ne...

"Big" is relative. Best to say "two nation-wide networks", plus MVNO's and smaller geographic cellular networks.
I don't think a discussion regarding RCS has anything to do with CLEC's like Sasktel...lolz
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Mystic wrote:

Hard to say ... RCS is a network thing, therefore it is up to those who own/control the mobile ne...

In Saskatchewan Bell is considered a CLEC and since SaskTel only focuses in Saskatchewan I wouldnt personally call it a CLEC and my comment was just a side note or an addition to Mystic's statement.
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Mystic wrote:

Hard to say ... RCS is a network thing, therefore it is up to those who own/control the mobile ne...

@Allan: let's not make this a Saskatchewan or Bell thread. Bell/Rogers/Telus are incubents (hardly competitive), therefore ILEC's, but compete in certain markets (as you know SK/MB/QC) due to CLEC's with limited geographic coverage.
The thread is about RCS. So far, looks like only Rogers/Fido is in the game.
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Mystic wrote:

Hard to say ... RCS is a network thing, therefore it is up to those who own/control the mobile ne...

Rogers actually isnt an ILEC, and SaskTel is.
I realize this thread is about RCS and we can make a new one if you'd like. I am just trying to correct wrong information that I see.

Here is a list of all phone companies in Canada from wikipedia (ILEC's marked by a *):
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_...

Here is a list of ILEC's from the crtc if you would like something more official:
https://services.crtc.gc.ca/pub/OpenD...
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Mystic wrote:

Hard to say ... RCS is a network thing, therefore it is up to those who own/control the mobile ne...

@Allan: that should be accurate for wireline, as the POTS provider would be the incubent, and the cableco would be the competitor (CLEC).
For wireless, for the sake of this sub-discussion, safe to refer to the big three as "the incubents".
On that note, Rogers likes to do a number of things different. They're the only wireless carrier to offer hunt groups for wireless (Unison), caller ID name display on cellular, now RCS...I could be wrong but I think they were the first to start with wifi calling, at very least to offer voip calling via wireless phone number through Rogers One. They were also the first to market their wireless home phone (Fido nation-wide, Rogers outside of their cable phone footprint).
Anyone hoping for exotic features from their wireless carrier can expect it from Rogers!
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Wired recently published an article which details the pros & cons of attempting to implement RCS. One of the largest is that there is not yet ONE ring  to rule them all[b] standard. Until this is resolved, it is unlikely that all carriers will join this wagon train.

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Looks like Rogers/Fido has something going on. Check out RCS@Wikipedia.
Like David said, there doesn't seem to be any universal standards for this...

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