Huawei and other Chinese firms plan for 5G messaging service to replace SMS
Huawei along with several other Chinese firms have joined together to build a new 5G messaging service to replace the old SMS. This service may also become rival to WeChat, which is currently the most popular messaging service in China.
According to info, the 5G messaging working group has built a joint 5G messaging laboratory with 7 companies to work on 5G message-related technology verification. Along with Huawei, this group of tech giants includes:
- China Association of Communications Enterprises
- China Academy of Information and Communications Technology
- China Telecom Group
- China Mobile Communications Group
- China United Network Communications Group
- ZTE Corporation
The opening of the joint laboratory is planned at the 2021 China Value-added Telecom and Virtual Operation Summit Forum. At the same time, the launch of the first 5G message terminal certification could also happen.
The work of this joint laboratory includes:
- Research the 5G messaging product evaluation program
- On demand 5G messaging products, but not just the 5G messaging terminals.
- CSP 5G messaging platforms and Chatbot applications Cases, etc. to provide test verification and evaluation work
- Refine and summarize to work with other partners in the industry to jointly formulate relevant specifications and promote them in the industry.
- Summerize and refine the work with other partners of the industry to prepare relevant specifications and promote them.
Features and working of 5G based messaging service
As per the info, the 5G messages is built on GSMA RCS UP standard that is capable to send and receive multimedia and text messages via a new MaaP technology. We can regard the 5G messaging as the an enhanced version of SMS.
Along with just simple text messages, this service will also support pictures, audio, videos, locations, contacts, and more. It will allow any users to send and receive messages from anyone without saving their number or adding them as a friend.
The development of this service started in April last year. The final verdict was supposed to be announced at the end of last year, but somehow it couldn’t and postposed to later.
(Via – My drivers)