Jio prepares for 4G launch with messaging app

India’s Reliance Jio Infocomm has developed a messaging app and plans to release additional apps covering health, finance, e-commerce and TV to differentiate its 4G service from its competitors’. The operator, which is required to launch 4G service by the …

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China Mobile plans RCS messaging app in H2

China Mobile is working with telecoms equipment and handset vendor ZTE to develop a messaging app using the emerging Rich Communication Services (RCS) platform. China’s largest mobile operator, with more than 800 million connections, is expected to launch a real-time …

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Wire messaging app launched by former Skype employees

A group of former Skype staff members launched Wire, a free mobile messaging app that combines audio calls with tools to let users share media and messages. It is available on both Apple’s App Store and Google Play. Wire has …

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WeChat’s user base in Indonesia surges 895%

The surge in smartphone usage in Indonesia has fuelled a boom in mobile messaging apps, with the number of WeChat users expanding 895 per cent and WhatsApp users increasing 133 per cent over the past year. Facebook Messenger, increasing 112 …

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