The German telco is indefinitely delaying the commercial launch of its Joyn RCS service after admitting that implementing the technology is taking longer than expected. By Paul Rasmussen.
Deutsche Telekom (DT) had initially confirmed October 2012, as a launch date for Joyn services, but this has now been delayed further due to complex integration issues, according to local media reports. The problems appear to be the Joyn messenger service and its lack of stability.
While the aim is to launch Joyn on Android handsets, DT is worried about the fragmentation of the platform and ensuring that its Joyn services will work with other operators.
DT spokesman Dirk Turning said: “Our goal is to move as quickly as possible to bring Joyn to market.” Vodafone Germany launched its Joyn beta service in August, O2 Germany has said it is committed to launching Joyn in the future, while E-Plus has given no sign regarding its intent.
FierceWirelessEurope: Deutsche Telekom indefinitely delays Joyn launch date, admits to technical issues; TelecomTV content partner.
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