ALAMEDA, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 14, 2011) - Following the acquisition of Colibria in April of this year, Metaswitch Networks is demonstrating its continued commitment to investing and building its position in mobility with the release of an RCS-e 1.1 compliant Instant Messaging Server.

Just weeks after RCS-e standards were finalized, Metaswitch completed product development and extended testing with its primary channel partners. This partner ecosystem continues to lead the industry in providing operators with flexible solutions that guarantee open integration and interoperability between network elements and handset applications.

The enhanced Rich Communications Suite is a strategic initiative supported by five of the leading European operators: Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Telecom Italia, Telefónica and Vodafone. It delivers a simplified extension to voice and text, enabling subscribers to send instant messages, video chat and exchange files in real time. Led by the GSM Association, RCS-e will help mobile operators meet the growing demands of subscribers for advanced communications services and combat increased competition from Over-the-Top (OTT) competitors eroding minutes, revenue and subscriber mind share.

"Nokia Siemens Networks continues to enjoy an excellent relationship with Metaswitch Networks," said Uwe Puetzschler, head of SDF Global at Nokia Siemens Networks. "Having the complete RCS-e feature set in our Munich Interoperability Testing environment makes it possible for us to proactively work with client vendors today. We are also able to demonstrate the benefits of RCS-e to leading-edge customers who are eager to prepare for an early launch of these new services."

"Metaswitch is committed to driving the Colibria product line as a front runner in the RCS space, and we are delighted to see continued support from the large network vendors for our products," said Paul Kemps, vice president of worldwide partner channels and rich communications. "With established support for interoperability testing with the world's largest IMS vendors and handset suppliers, we can deliver on operators' aggressive launch schedules with minimal risk."

Learn more about Colibria Instant Messaging Server.

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