RCS-UP Timeline

The RCS-UP (Rich Communication Services – Universal Profile) specification has been around for a while. Here’s a timeline of some major RCS Universal Profile announcements.

  • 02/08 – GSMA takes over RCS 
  • 12/08 – RCS 1.0 specifications released
  • 10/12 – RCS launches Joyn
  • 02/14 – Jibe announces RCS hub 
  • 07/15 – Samsung works with T-Mobile on RCS initiative
  • 09/15 – Google acquires Jibe Mobile
  • 02/16 – Google partners with GSMA to launch Sprint 
  • 11/16 – RCS-UP 1.0 specifications released
  • 11/16 – Sprint Announces RCS-UP 
  • 12/16 – Rodgers Announces RCS-UP 
  • 02/17 – Samsung announces RCS-UP
  • 03/17  – Samsung Acquire New Net Communications
  • 07/17 – RCS-UP 2.0 specifications released
  • 12/17 – RCS-UP 2.1 specifications released
  • 05/18 – RCS-UP 2.2 specifications released
  • 10/18 – US Cellular announces RCS-UP
  • 10/18 – T-Mobile announces RCS-UP
  • 11/18 – Verizon announces RCS-UP
  • 12/18 – RCS-UP 2.3 specifications  released

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