Regulatory compliance for RCS

RCS Network Diagram

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Rich Communications Services - RCS

Rich Communications Services (RCS) is a platform that enables the delivery of communication experiences beyond voice and SMS, providing consumers with instant messaging or chat, live video and file sharing – across devices, on any network. RCS marks the transition of messaging and voice capabilities from circuit-switched technology to an all-IP world – and it shares the same IMS investment and leverages, and the same IMS capabilities as VoLTE and video calls over LTE. joyn™  is a certification trade mark of the GSMA and a global consumer-facing brand that some operators use to help their customers recognize RCS-enabled devices and RCS services.

Regulatory Compliance

Like any other telecom service, RCS is subject to national regulatory requirements including support for lawful interception (LI) and data retention (DR). Traditional or legacy solutions are not sufficient to handle LI or DR, as specific protocols, i.e. SIP, RTP, MSRP, need to be monitored. Law enforcement agencies (LEAs) require operators to cooperate through RCS monitoring when investigating serious crime and for the prevention of terrorism. Communications data from subscriber monitoring can be of great help in identifying suspects and providing actionable intelligence during criminal prosecution.

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