MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Jibe Mobile, the global communications cloud company, today announced that it has been selected as a LTE North America Awards http://northamerica.lteawards.com finalist for Most Innovative LTE Application/Service. LTE North America is the premier networking event for the 4G community and the only 4G event in North America in 2013. The winners of this award will be announced on November 21 in Dallas, Texas.
This nomination follows recent recognition honoring Jibe's carrier-to-consumer Global IP Communications Cloud, and client, by the World Communication Awards, 2013 TMC Labs Innovation Award and 2013 Telecom Council SPIFFY Groundbreaker Award for Engineering Excellence.
The efficiency, flexibility, and scalability of Jibe's cloud and IP communications client enable carriers to quickly launch rich communication services with LTE and extends carriers' reach globally through Jibe's hybrid (public and private) cloud. With Jibe's end-to-end communications service, carriers can deliver HD audio and video calling, group chat, and media-file sharing over LTE and WiFi.
The rapid implementation and cost-efficiency of Jibe Mobile's cloud model lets carriers shift away from large monolithic CapEx purchases, where innovation cycles lag behind consumer adoption, allowing carriers to move at Silicon Valley speed to effectively deliver innovative consumer-driven unified rich communications services as the industry transitions to all-IP global networks.
North America is the world's dominant LTE market and subscriptions forecast to boom six-fold from 26 million at end-2012 to 162 million by end-2017, according to Informa Telecoms & Media. The theme of this year's LTE North America event is "Delivering Network and Service Excellence to Empower the Connected Generation."
Most recently, Messaging Plus -- powered by Jibe Global IP Communications Cloud -- was launched by Sprint to connect their subscribers, friends, and family in North America. The launch of Messaging Plus demonstrates the new 'cloud first' strategy carriers are now implementing to transition mobile users to an all-IP mobile communications world.
About Messaging Plus
Messaging Plus, launched by Sprint http://newsroom.sprint.com/news-releases/messaging-plus-makes-it-easier-than-ever-for-sprint-customers-to-connect-and-share-with-friends-and-family-on-any-carrier.htm, lets Android and iPhone consumers use a single application to connect with family and friends on any wireless carrier in the United States, Canada and Mexico via text, instant messaging, group messaging, and video chat, as well as sharing of photos and videos. Messaging Plus is free and easy to install on iPhones and Android-powered smartphones in North America.
About Jibe Mobile
Jibe Mobile, the global communications cloud company, provides an open technology platform for the new era of telephony. Bridging the worlds of traditional standards-based telecommunications and Silicon Valley-style rapid application development, Jibe is empowering phone companies, developers, and consumers everywhere to build the world's next global phone network. The Silicon Valley cloud-based communications provider, Jibe has developed the world's first open technology platform supporting industry standards including GSMA RCS 5.1, joyn™, and open APIs enabling developers to rapidly incorporate real-time, 'rich communications' into mobile applications. Jibe Mobile is headquartered in Mountain View with offices in London, Dusseldorf and Tokyo.
Jeff Lettes, Global Media Strategy Communications
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