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Table of Contents
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Introduction
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1.1 Purpose of the Universal Profile
1.1.1
Structure of this document
1.1.2
Universal Profile client scope
1.2 Conventions
1.3 Requirement and Technical Realisation Classification
1.4 Terms and Abbreviations
1.5 Table of references
Device Provisioning
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2.1 Description
2.2 User Stories and Feature Requirements
2.2.1
Activation of RCS services
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Configuration of the user´s primary device by requesting user identity
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Multiple RCS instances
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SIM swap
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User consent
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Secondary Devices
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Error Management
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Provisioning push
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Dual SIM Devices
2.3 Technical Information
2.3.1
Overview
2.3.2
Technical Implementation of User Stories and Service requirements
Capability Discovery and Service Availability
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3.1 Description
3.2 User Stories and Feature Requirements
3.3 Technical Information
3.3.1
Overview
3.3.2
Configuration Parameters
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Handling of capability exchange triggers in messaging
3.3.4
Technical implementation of user stories and requirements
Operator Messaging
1-to-1 Messaging
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5.2 User Stories and Feature Requirements
5.3 Technical information
5.3.1
Overview
5.3.2
Network Fallback Support Capability
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Client behaviour
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Network Behaviour
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Chat Message revocation
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Geolocation Push Fallback
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Configuration Parameters
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Technical Implementation of User Stories and Service Requirements
Group Chat
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6.2 User Stories and Feature Requirements
6.3 Technical Information
6.3.1
Overview
6.3.2
Technical Implementation of User Stories and Service requirements
File Transfer
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7.2 User Stories and Feature Requirements
7.3 Technical Information
7.3.1
Overview
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File Transfer Fallback
7.3.3
Configuration Parameters
7.3.4
Technical Implementation of User Stories and Service requirements
Audio Messaging
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8.1 Description
8.2 User Stories and Feature Requirements
8.2.1
Sending Audio Messages
8.2.2
Notification on Receiving Audio Messages
8.2.3
Receiving Audio Messages
8.3 Technical Information
8.3.1
Overview
8.3.2
Technical Implementation of User Stories and Service Requirements
Messaging for Multi-Device
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9.2 User Stories and Feature Requirements
9.3 Technical Information
9.3.1
Overview
9.3.2
Technical Implementation of User Stories and Service Requirements
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10.2 User Stories and Feature Requirements
10.3 Technical Information
10.3.1 Overview
10.3.2 Configuration parameters
10.3.3 Technical Implementation of User Stories and Service Requirements
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11.2 User Stories and Feature Requirements
11.3 Technical Information
11.3.1 Overview
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Description
General
Technical Information for the General Requirements
User Stories and Feature Requirements for the Enriched Pre-call
experience
12.5 Technical Information for the Enriched Pre-call experience
12.5.1 Overview
12.5.2 Technical Implementation of User Stories and Service Requirements
12.6 User Stories and Feature Requirements for the Enriched In-call experience
12.6.1 General Requirements
12.6.2 “Live Video”
12.6.3 Share any file during call
12.6.4 Exchanging messages
12.6.5 Location Push
12.6.6 Enriched Calling In-call sharing with Non-Enriched Calling enabled
contacts
12.7 Technical Information for the Enriched In-call experience
12.7.1 Overview
12.7.2 Technical Implementation of User Stories and Service Requirements
12.8 User Stories and Feature Requirements for Interactive In-call experience
12.8.1 Live Sketch Sharing
12.8.2 Specific Requirements for a live sketch on an image
12.8.3 Specific Requirements for a live sketch on a map
12.9 Technical Information for Interactive In-call services
12.9.1 Overview
12.9.2 Shared Sketch
12.9.3 Specific Shared Image Sketch Requirements
12.9.4 Specific Shared Map Sketch Requirements
12.10 User Stories and Feature Requirements for the Enriched Post-call
experience
12.10.1 Enriched Calling Post-call experience with Non-Enriched Calling enabled
contacts
12.11 Technical Information for the Enriched Post-call experience
12.11.1 Overview
12.11.2 User Stories and Feature Requirements for the Enriched Post-call
experience
12.11.3 Enriched Calling Post-Call experience with Non-Enriched Calling
enabled contacts
12.12 User Stories and Feature Requirements for Enriched Call content in Logs
and media contact centric view
12.12.1 Technical Information for Enriched Call Logs experience
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15 Plugins and UI Hooks
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15.1 Description
16 Security against Malware
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16.1 Description
16.2 User Stories and Feature Requirements
16.3 Technical Information
16.3.1 User Authentication
16.3.2 Encryption
16.3.3 Storage of Authentication and Identification Data
16.3.4 SIM State Handling
16.3.5 Applicability of Authentication Methods
16.3.6 Technical Implementation of User Stories and Service requirements
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17.2 User Stories and Feature Requirements
17.3 Technical Information
17.3.1 Overview
17.3.2 Technical Implementation of User Stories and Service requirements
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18.2 User Stories and Feature Requirements
18.3 Technical Information
18.3.1 Technical Implementation of User Stories and Service Requirements
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19.2 User Stories and Feature Requirements
Annex A
Supporting requirements
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Annex B
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Personal Card format
Emoticon conversion table
Unicode Standard “Emoji” Emoticons
Panoramic photo view
Multiple Client handling on Android™ OS
B.1 Multiple Client handling on Android™ OS version superior or equal to 7.0
B.2 Multiple Client handling on Android™ OS version prior to 7.0
Annex C
Configuration Parameters
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1 Introduction
1.1
Purpose of the Universal Profile
The Rich Communication Services (RCS) Universal Profile represents a set of globally
shared RCS specifications. This Service Defintion Document (SDD) lists all the User Stories
and Feature Requirements, based on the Common Core V2.0 specification and the PreUniversal Profiles. The Universal Profile describes a single, global RCS implementation that
will be deployed worldwide. The aim of this profile is to reduce the variation that exists today
across various RCS profiles in order to simplify large-scale deployment. The Universal
Profile is targeted at Operating System (OS) developers and Original Equipment
Manufacturers (OEM) for open market device implementations. The focus of requirements is
on native device implementations implemented at the OS or device manufacturer level. It is
acknowledged that downloadable applications may face limitations that prevent such
implementations from fulfilling the complete feature set.
The SDD provides user stories and feature requirements and is complemented by the RCS
Universal Profile technical specification to describe a prioritized set of features which Mobile
Network Operators (MNOs) can launch.
1.1.1
Structure of this document
The document details how features are to be implemented from a functional requirements
point of view and details specifics that may influence how certain functions behave, creating
an overall guide for OEMs and application developers.
1.1.2
Universal Profile client scope
The Universal Profile can be delivered in two ways for users:
1. Implemented natively within the device by the OS developer or OEM, tightly integrating
the capabilities and services within the address book and many other native touch
points across the device.
2. Implemented as a downloadable application that can be downloaded from Application
stores and accessible as a separate application on the user’s device, usually within the
device’s application folder or its desktop.
In most cases implementation of features is identical for both native and downloadable
clients and this document for the most part will not differentiate between the two. In cases
where implementation of a feature in a downloadable client differs from the native
experience, these are described separately within the relevant section.
The profile includes some sections that come without a technical realisation (0, 15 and 19).
As such they are not in scope for implementations in this version of the universal profile. The
requirements are indicative only since they may change following the technical feasibility
assessment and are provided for information in case this information on future evolutions
would be relevant for the design decisions of an implementation.
For section 9 (Multi-Device Messaging) based on the current state of specifications IMAP
access to the Common Message Store is the the only enabler available to fulfil a significant
part of the requirements. There is however work ongoing in the industry to define an
alternative method of accessing the Common Message Store which may be adopted in
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future versions of the Universal Profile. To accommodate this possible change in the future
releases, in this version it is optional for clients to implement section 9 and the requirements
related to backup and restore of messages and files in sections 5, 6, 7 and 8.
1.2
Conventions
It is a shared understanding by the standardising RCS MNOs that any service described in
the RCS standard may or may not be offered by any given MNO.
NOTE:
For device manufacturers and client developers requirements are classified
based on the conventions defined in section 1.3 of this document.
For the purpose of this document, user stories are identified using the following numbering
convention: “USN.N”, where US= User Story and N= the associated user story e.g. US2.2.
The associated requirements are identified using the following numbering convention: “RNN-N, where “R” = requirement e.g. R2-2-1. Sub requirements will appear as a third level e.g.
R-2-2-1-1.
1.3
Requirement and Technical Realisation Classification
Term
Description
Shall
These terms dictate that a functionality and/or process is Mandatory
Shall/Shall Not
These terms dictate that a functionality and/or process is Mandatory
Required
These terms dictate that a functionality and/or process is Mandatory
Should/Should
Not
This term dictates that the functionality and or/process is Highly Recommended
Recommended
This term dictates that the functionality and or/process is Highly Recommended
May
This term dictates that the functionality and or/process is Nice to Have
Optional
This term dictates that the functionality and or/process is Nice to Have
Table 1: Requirements Classification
1.4
Terms and Abbreviations
Term
Description (contains technical and functional terms)
3GPP
3rd Generation Partnership Project
Active device or
interface
A device or interface will be active for a conversation’s “session” if the user has
either started a conversation, or sent events outside of a session from that
device or responded to an incoming event with an event listed in R9-3-4 on that
device/interface. A session is established and associated with that
conversation. Further events sent within the conversation will be sent only to
that device in real-time and will be synchronised with other (inactive) devices
as required. Any given user can only have one active device / interface at any
given point in time for an active session.
Aggregation of
device
capabilities
All of a user’s capabilities for their RCS services on all of their RCS-enabled
devices will be combined into a single set of capabilities which is shared with
other users. Other users will not be able to determine on exactly which device
another user has a specific capability, nor will other users know whether the
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Description (contains technical and functional terms)
user has multiple RCS devices available to him at all (using this capability
information shared).
AKA
Authentication and Key Agreement
AMR
Adaptive Multi-Rate
A-Party
The party that initiates a communication event e.g. creates and sends a chat
message or File Transfer or initiates a call to the B-Party.
APN
Access Point Name
App
Smartphone application.
App ID
Unique identifier for an application.
API
Application Programming Interface
Auto-Accept
A function on the device that shortcuts the user manual acceptance of the
incoming communication event (such as chat, files etc.).
B-Party
The party that receives or is intended to receive a communication event e.g.
Chat Message, File Transfer or call from the A-Party.
Call Composer
A view on the device that allows the A-Party to enrich outgoing voice calls with
pre-call content before placing the call.
Call Log
The view on the device displaying all the user’s call events, e.g. incoming,
outgoing, and missed calls. Call logs usually offer a view containing all call
events ordered chronologically, plus a detailed view of a single call event or
call events with a specific Contact.
Capability /
Availability
A contact has a device registered for RCS service that can initiate or respond
to a requested RCS service.
CFB
Call Forward Busy
CFS
Client Fallback to SMS incl. Revocation – one of the two procedures of
Delivery Assurance in Integrated Messaging.
Chat Message
A single text message that was conveyed from one user to another using the
RCS Chat service.
CLIP
Calling Line Identification Presentation
CLIR
Calling Line Identification Restriction
Common
Message Store
(CMS)
Network storage that enables Multi-Device and Backup and Restore use
cases.
Contact
A contact is a communication partner either selected from the device contact
list or typed into the dialler as a phone number.
Contact Card
The details of a single contact which are displayed whenever a contact is
selected from the contact list.
Conversation
History
A list of all the content exchanged between parties of a conversation.
CPIM
Common Profile for Instant Messaging
CPM
Converged IP Messaging
CS
Circuit Switched
CW
Call Waiting
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Term
Description (contains technical and functional terms)
Default
Messaging
Client
In the case of multiple diallers on a device, the client chosen by the user to act
as the default dialler for setting up and receiving voice and video calls.
Default
Messaging
Client
In the case of multiple messaging clients on a device, the client chosen by the
user to act as the default messaging client for messaging notification and
composing purposes.
Delivery
Assurance
A mechanism in Integrated Messaging that improves the timely delivery of
messages and files. The procedures that Delivery Assurance uses are Client
Fallback to SMS incl Revocation (CFS) and Network Fallback to SMS (NFS).
Delivery
Notification
Indication that a message was successfully received by the B-Party device.
DELIVERY
TIMEOUT
A duration parameter set by the MNO which triggers the RCS application to
perform an action if the delivery notification of the receiving device has not
been confirmed within the set time.
Developer
Application owner.
Developer ID
ID assigned to application owner. It is not the same as the App ID.
Device Wiping
Removing user specific data from the device.
Display
Notification
When the message has been displayed in the Chat view on the receiving
device.
Direct Delivery
In multi-device messaging, when an event (e.g. Chat Message, File Transfer,
Audio Message, or Geolocation Push) is received, it is received on all of the
recipient’s registered and connected devices at the same time. When an event
is sent from any of the registered and connected devices, it is sent to all of the
sender’s other registered and connected devices at the same time.
DNS
Domain Name System
DTMF
Dual Tone Multi-Frequency
Dual SIM
device
A device where two different identities, provided by two different SIMs, are
active at the same time.
Emoji
Emoji are “picture characters”, that is, characters presented as pictographs,
images of things such as faces, weather, vehicles and buildings, food and
drink, animals and plants or icons that represent emotions, feelings, or
activities.
Emoticon
A graphical ‘mood’ element that technically is corresponding with a text string.
The text string is conveyed by the standard, and interpreted on UI level and
replaced with the corresponding graphical element.
Enriched Voice
Calling
The ability to share content before, during and after a voice call.
EUCR
End User Confirmation Requests
E-UTRAN
Evolved UMTS (Universal Mobile Telecommunications System) Terrestrial
Radio Access Network
Events
Events as used in this SDD are messages, content and notifications in the
context of Operator Messaging.
External
Loudspeaker
Speaker on the device which amplifies the audio of the call when activated.
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Term
Description (contains technical and functional terms)
Feature Tag
An IARI Tag assigned to a RCS functionality allowing to identify and route the
RCS traffic accordingly.
Federated
Device
A common term used for all devices federated under the identity of a specific
user (federated devices always comprise one primary and one or more
secondary devices).
FQDN
Fully Qualified Domain Name
Front Camera
Camera placed on the display side of a communication device.
GBA
Generic Bootstrap Architecture
GIF
Graphics Interchange Format
Global Settings
In a multi-device setup, Global Settings are settings which are changed on one
device and change the corresponding setting on any federated devices or
interfaces as well (as opposed to Local Settings).
GPRS
General Packet Radio Service
HOS
Home Operator Services
HSPA
High Speed Packet Access
HTML
Hyper Text Markup Language
HTTP
Hyper Text Transfer Protocol
IARI
IMS Application Reference Identifier
ICSI
IMS Communication Service Identifier
IMAP
Internet Message Access Protocol
IMDN
Instant Message Disposition Notification
IMS
Internet Protocol (IP) Multimedia Subsystem
IMSI
International Mobile Subscriber Identification.
Inactive device
or Interface
A device or interface not currently active in a multi-device scenario.
Interconnected
RCS Service
An RCS Service that can be accessed between users of MNOs supporting the
same RCS Service capabilities.
Interface
Any entity that provides RCS Service capabilities to a user, e.g. browserbased, app-based, natively implemented.
Integrated
Messaging
An MNO messaging service whereby the different message types are
proposed to the end user, threaded together in a conversation and can be
changed by the user. In this experience the message type used to deliver a
message is indicated to the user.
JPEG
Joint Photographic Experts Group
KB
KiloByte (i.e. 1024 bytes)
LED
Light Emitting Diode
Local Settings
In a multi-device setup, Local Settings are settings which are changed on one
device without any impact on corresponding settings on any federated devices
or interfaces (as opposed to Global Settings).
LTE
Long Term Evolution
MDV2
Multi device Voice and Video
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Term
Description (contains technical and functional terms)
Messaging
event
Associated with any of the services listed in R9-3-4 and includes all types of
messages, files, content, new message notifications, previews, icons and
message status notifications (sent and received).
MIME
Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions
MMS
Multimedia Messaging service
MNO
Mobile network operator.
Multi-Device
Support
RCS Service that enables a user to register more than one device under a
single identity.
Multi Device
Voice and
Video
An MNO service that allows to use SIM based and SIM less devices to make
voice and / or video calls (and supporting services around these) under one
identity.
Multi-SIM
Multi-SIM is an MNO-individual solution to federate SIM-based devices for
offering a multi device solution to customers. Multi-SIM solutions may or may
not be based on SIMs with identical identities.
MSISDN
Mobile Subscriber Integrated Services Digital Number, i.e. mobile phone
number.
Native RCS
Device
A device with an RCS client deeply integrated by the OEM or OS developer (as
opposed to a downloaded RCS client).
NFS
Network Fallback to SMS – one of the two procedures of Delivery Assurance in
Integrated Messaging.
OEM
Original Equipment Manufacturer.
“offline” user
A user who is known to be RCS enabled and not currently registered to the
RCS service.
OMA
Open Mobile Alliance
On-Net
Communication or signalling that does not go across the interworking interface
(NNI) between networks or MNOs.
“online” user
A user who is known to be RCS enabled and is currently registered to the RCS
service.
OS
Operating System
Operator
Messaging
Integration of all Operator Messaging Services into one single application.
There are two options for Operator Messaging: “Integrated Messaging” and
“Seamless Messaging”.
Operator
Messaging
Services
One or more services from traditional messaging services (SMS, MMS) or RCS
services (Chat, File Transfer, Audio Messaging, vCard Push, Geolocation
Push).
OTP
One Time Password
P-CSCF
Proxy Call Session Control Function
Primary Device
or Primary
Interface
Device which contains the SIM that matches the identity which the client uses
to register in IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS).
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Term
Description (contains technical and functional terms)
Primary SIM
In the context of a Multi Device solution, the Primary SIM shall be the SIM that
provides the identity of the Primary Device or Interface and all federated
Secondary Devices or Interfaces.
PS
Packet Switched
RCS
Rich Communication Services
RCS 1-to-1
Messaging
Can either be standalone messaging or 1-to-1 chat as defined in RCC.07
RCS Alias
name
A name that is defined by the user that represents the user as a Chat
participant on B-Party devices, if no Contact exists in the contact list.
RCS-enabled
Capable of the RCS service, activated and ready to operate when the network
conditions allow.
rcsVVM
enabled device
A device provisioned for RCS service that can manage Visual Voice Mail
messages stored in the Common Message Store using the RCS client.
Reachable
The UE can receive service notifications irrespective of RCS service
registration or connection to the cellular network.
Rear Camera
Opposite to the front camera positioned on the back of the device.
Seamless
Messaging
An MNO messaging service whereby the user is not aware of the messaging
technology used but the device / network determines which messaging
technology is used.
Secondary
Device or
Secondary
Interface
Terms used to describe any access to a user’s RCS account and service
features from a device or interface not containing the SIM associated with the
primary identity. A user may have several secondary devices and/or interfaces
available to access their RCS service, including devices containing SIMs not
associated with the user's primary identity.
Service
availability
Service availability is a state of a specific user that is determined using
Capability Discovery processes.
SG
Signalling Gateway
SIM
Subscriber Identity Module
SIP
Session Initiation Protocol
SMS
Short Message Service
SRVCC
Single Radio Voice Call Continuity
SSL
Secure Socket Layer
SSO
Single Sign-On
Standalone
Message
A single text message that was conveyed from one user to another using the
RCS Standalone Messaging service.
T&C
Terms & Conditions
TE
Technical Enabler
Thread (or
messaging
thread)
A thread (or "messaging thread") is the history of all messages or files
exchanged in past between two users, including message exchanged in past
which are not part of the current conversation. This notion can be extended to
Group, and then represents exchanges between all participants of the group.
TLS
Transport Layer Security
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Term
Description (contains technical and functional terms)
Trusted Wi-Fi
Trusted Wi-Fi” refers to a Wi-Fi connection offered by the Service Provider or
via a third party trusted by the service provider.
UE
User Equipment
UI
User Interface
URI
Uniform Resource Identifier
UX
User Experience
VoLTE
Voice over Long Term Evolution
VVM
Visual Voice Mail.
Voice Mail
System (VMS)
The network system that allows users to listen to voice messages, delete voice
messages, and compose voice messages.
Wi-Fi
Trademark of Industry Consortium "Wi-Fi Alliance" used as synonym for WLAN
(Wireless Local Area Network)
XCAP
XML Configuration Access Protocol
XDMS
XML Document Management Server
XML
Extensible Markup Language
xMS
The traditional MNO messaging services known as Short Message Service
(SMS) and Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS).
1.5
Ref
Table of references
Doc Number
[1]
[3GPP TS 22.140]
[2]
[3GPP TS 23.040]
[3]
[3GPP TS 24.008]
[4]
[3GPP TS 24.167]
[5]
[CAB_TS]
[6]
[NG.102]
[7]
[PRD-IR.51]
[8]
[PRD-IR.67]
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[PRD-IR.92]
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3GPP TS 22.140, release 10,
Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS); Stage 1
http://www.3gpp.org/DynaReport/22140.htm
3GPP TS 23.040, release 10,
Technical realization of the Short Message Service (SMS)
http://www.3gpp.org/DynaReport/23040.htm
3GPP TS 24.008, release 10,
Mobile radio interface Layer 3 specification; Core network protocols;
Stage 3
http://www.3gpp.org/DynaReport/24008.htm
3GPP TS 24.167, release 12,
3rd Generation Partnership Project; Technical Specification Group
Core Network and Terminals; 3GPP IMS Management Object (MO)
http://www.3gpp.org/DynaReport/24167.htm
OMA Converged Address Book (CAB) Specification, Approved
Version 1.0, 13 November 2012http://www.openmobilealliance.org
IMS Profile for Converged IP Communications
Version 3.0
17 May 2016 http://www.gsma.com/
IMS Profile for Voice, Video and SMS over Wi-Fi
Version 4.0
23 May 2016
http://www.gsma.com/
GSMA PRD IR.67 - “DNS/ENUM Guidelines for Service Providers &
GRX/IPX Providers” Version 10.0
24 April 2014
http://www.gsma.com/
GSMA PRD IR.92 - “IMS Profile for Voice and SMS”
Version 10.0
19 May 2016
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[RCC.10]
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[RCC.11]
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[RCC.12]
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[RCC.14]
[17]
[RCC.15]
[18]
[RCC.20]
[19]
[RCC.53]
[20]
[RCC.55]
[21]
[RFC2425]
[22]
[RFC2426]
[23]
[RFC5547]
[24]
[vCard21]
[25]
[OMA-CAB]
V1.0
Non-confidential
Title
http://www.gsma.com/
GSMA PRD IR.94 - “IMS Profile for Conversational Video Service”
Version 11
24 May 2016
http://www.gsma.com/
GSMA PRD RCC.07 version 6.0- “Rich Communication Suite 6.0
Advanced Communications Services and Client Specification”
18 March 2016
http://www.gsma.com/
GSMA PRD RCC.09 RCS 6.0 Endorsement of OMA CPM
2.1Message Storage, Version 6.0
18 March 2016
http://www.gsma.com/
GSMA PRD RCC.10 Rich Communication Suite 6.0 Endorsement of
OMA CPM 2.1 Interworking
Version 5.0
18 March 2016
http://www.gsma.com/
GSMA PRD RCC.11 Rich Communication Suite 5.3 Endorsement of
OMA CPM 2.0 Conversation Functions
Version 5.0
18 March 2016
http://www.gsma.com/
GSMA RCS 5.1 Endorsement of OMA SIP/SIMPLE IM 1.0, Version
1.0
13 August 2012
http://www.gsma.com/
GSMA PRD RCC.14 Service Provider Device Configuration
Version 3.0
18 March 2016
http://www.gsma.com/
GSMA PRD RCC.15 IMS Device Configuration and Supporting
Services
Version 2.0
18 March 2016
http://www.gsma.com/
GSMA PRD RCC.20 Enriched Calling Technical Specification
Version 2.0
18 March 2016
GSMA PRD RCC.53 joyn Device API Specification
Version 3.0
23 June 2015
http://www.gsma.com/
GSMA PRD RCC.55 [TAPI-Security]: RCS Extensibility: Terminal API
and Network API Security
Version 2.0
23 June 2015
http://www.gsma.com/
A MIME Content-Type for Directory Information IETF RFC
http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc2425
vCard MIME Directory Profile IETF RFC
http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc2426
A Session Description Protocol (SDP) Offer/Answer Mechanism to
Enable File Transfer IETF RFC http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc5547
vCard, The Electronic Business Card, A versit Consortium
Specification, 18 Sep 1996 http://www.imc.org/pdi/vcard-21.doc
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Version 2.0, 10 July 2012
http://www.openmobilealliance.org
OMA Management Object for SUPL, Candidate Version 2.0 – 27 Jan
2011
http://www.openmobilealliance.org/
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[XDMMO]
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OMA Management Object for XML Document Management 1.1,
http://www.openmobilealliance.org
OMA MMS Conformance Document, Version 1.3 – 28 Jan 2008
http://www.openmobilealliance.org
2 Device Provisioning
2.1
Description
An MNO may provision different services for different users and/or devices based on internal
policies (e.g. having an active subscription to one service). In the device provisioning phase,
the services that are allowed for that user are configured on the device.
Feature
1
Feature
2
Feature
3
Feature
4
Feature
5
Feature
x
All available RCS features
…
Subset of RCS features
that are used by MNO
…
Subset of RCS features
that a device can support
depending on hardware capabilities
…
Subset of RCS features
that a device can support depending on specific
limiting situations (e.g. weak connectivity, low
battery, available memory)
…
Feature
y
Feature
z
Figure 1: RCS features and their availability depending on MNO choice, device
capability, and specific limiting situations.
2.2
User Stories and Feature Requirements
2.2.1
US2-1
V1.0
Activation of RCS services
As a user, I want RCS services to be on by default in my device without having
to do anything. As an MNO, I want my RCS services to be enabled for my users
by default without user interaction.
R2-1-1
By default, the RCS master switch shall be enabled if the device was
provisioned by the MNO.
R2-1-2
The user shall be able to turn the master switch off at any time.
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As a user, I want my device to activate RCS services as required in an
unobtrusive way.
R2-2-1
Any available RCS services shall be activated on a device:
R2-2-1-1 When the RCS Master switch is switched on.
R2-2-1-2 When the messaging app or dialler app associated with the RCS service
is set as the default messaging client or dialler respectively.
R2-2-2
RCS service activation shall happen either over cellular, or non-cellular
networks.
R2-2-3
RCS messaging features shall only be available when the default messaging
app is RCS capable.
R2-2-4
RCS enriched calling features shall only be available when the default dialler
app is RCS capable.
R2-2-5
When a client is permanently removed from a device or otherwise permanently
deactivated, it shall attempt to inform the service provider.
2.2.2
US2-3
Configuration of the user´s primary device by requesting user identity
As an MNO, I want my RCS users to verify their identity before they use the
RCS service.
R2-3-1
When automatic identification of the user is not possible, the user shall be
prompted to provide (by manually typing in) their MSISDN (Mobile Subscriber
Integrated Services Digital Number).
R2-3-2
Automatic identification of the user shall be considered not possible when:
R2-3-3

The MNO doesn’t offer any automatic identification process.

After one week since the first automatic identification attempt.
The user shall be informed why the device is asking him to provide his MSISDN:
R2-3-3-1 This manual MSISDN identification shall be prompted in a context
relevant to the services being activated: for example only when the user
enters the RCS app relating to the services activated (messaging app or
dialler app).
R2-3-4
The user shall be able to skip the manual identification process. In such case,
the user can not benefit of RCS services until the client is configured either
through the automatic configuration process or through a new manual
identification process.
R2-3-4-1 When a user has skipped the process, manual identification shall not be
prompted again until the device’s next reboot unless automatic
identification has been completed in the meanwhile which makes the
manual identification irrelevant.
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R2-3-4-2 User prompts for manual identification shall be placed in context, i.e.
when the user accesses the (native) messaging application on the
device.
R2-3-4-3 The maximum number of retries for manual identification shall be 3.
R2-3-5
R2-3-6
2.2.3
US2-4
To ensure validity of the provided MSISDN, a verification process shall take
place:
R2-3-6-1
A SMS with a one-time password is sent to the device. A silent SMS
is preferred if supported by MNO’s network.
R2-3-6-2
The one time password included in the SMS may be intercepted by
the RCS provisioning process or be manually entered by the user and
verified.
R2-3-7
When the verification process has been completed successfully, the
provisioning process shall be completed without any further user
interaction.
R2-3-8
If the SMS takes too long or is never received (e.g. because the network
does not deliver the SMS properly or the user provided an incorrect
MSISDN), the user shall be informed that the process is taking longer than
expected and cannot be completed at this stage.
R2-3-9
In this case, the user shall be prompted with the previously given MSISDN
(so that the user can amend it if necessary) and shall be provided with an
opportunity to retry.
Multiple RCS instances
As a user, I want to download as many RCS applications (messaging clients
and diallers) as I choose, and use them without any additional manual
configuration
NOTE:
R2-4-1
NOTE:
R2-4-2
V1.0
For entering the MSISDN the user shall be presented with a numeric keypad.
When a user enters his MSISDN into the manual identification process, the
device shall ensure that the information entered is likely to be of a valid MSISDN
format.
It is up to the MNO to determine how to provision additional RCS
applications/instances.
It should be possible for multiple RCS applications (e.g. multiple messaging
applications and multiple diallers) to be active and working at the same time
on a device.
This requirement cannot be satisfied before device Application Programming
Interfaces (APIs) are available from the native RCS implementation.
Only one messaging client shall manage the user notifications of incoming
xMS and RCS messages at a time and act as the default client for composing
messages. This shall be known as the Default Messaging Client.
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R2-4-3
Only one dialler shall manage the user notifications of incoming calls and
call-related information (e.g. enriched calling) at a time and act as the default
dialler for making outgoing calls. This shall be known as the Default Dialler.
R2-4-4
If more than one messaging client is active and working at the same time,
the user shall be able to choose which one of these clients will act as the
Default Messaging Client.
R2-4-5
If more than one dialler is active and working at the same time, the user shall
be able to choose which one of these clients will act as the Default Dialler.
R2-4-6
Legacy messaging clients not supporting RCS should not be able to operate
as the Default Messaging Client.
R2-4-6-1 On devices where non-RCS clients are able to operate as the Default
Messaging Client, RCS messaging services shall only be available when
the Default Messaging Client supports RCS.
R2-4-7
Legacy diallers not supporting RCS Enriched Calling should not be able to
operate as the Default Dialler.
R2-4-7-1
2.2.4
US2-5
SIM swap
As a user, I want to use different SIM cards without losing any of my data
R2-5-1
2.2.5
On devices where non-RCS clients are able to operate as the Default
Dialler, RCS Enriched Calling shall only be available when the Default
Dialler supports RCS
In the event of a Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) swap (using a SIM with
different identity), if a configuration associated with the SIM (either because the
device is able to resolve the MSISDN or via the International Mobile Subscriber
Identification (IMSI)) is available in the device then it shall be used; otherwise
the use case is equivalent to first time use of the service (activation of RCS
services as defined in 2.2.1.). Independent of the outcome, user data (e.g.
configuration, contacts, messaging history, call logs, etc...) shall not be deleted
from the device in the event of a SIM swap
User consent
This section does not apply to markets that don’t require users to accept Terms & Conditions
(T&C).
For markets which require users to accept T&C before using RCS, two scenarios can be
applied, display of “User Message” or display of “End User Confirmation Request”.
User Message
US2-6
As an MNO, I want to be able to provide information and require consent
BEFORE my users use the RCS service.
R2-6-1
V1.0
Upon MNO discretion a popup showing EITHER Terms & Conditions OR
a Welcome Message (OR no popup is shown) shall be displayed to the
user during first-time configuration.
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Display of Terms & Conditions requires two buttons (e.g. “accept” &
“decline”) for user action while display of Welcome Message requires only
one button (e.g. “Ok”).
The presentation of the messages must be clear to the user and not hidden
within the notification tray for action, but be presented ‘on top’ of the screen
(see figure below).
Figure 2: Example Terms & Conditions pop-up
R2-6-3
NOTE:
As soon as the user is presented with the popup, the RCS service shall be
active on the device.
This means that if the user leaves the screen without any action it is
equivalent to an acceptance of the User Message.
R2-6-4
If the user declines the User Message, RCS services shall not be available
on the device, (for details see R2-6-2 and Figure 2).
R2-6-5
In case of decline, a retry algorithm shall be able to retrigger the service
activation and T&C acceptance process (on RCS capable networks). The
retry algorithm shall be a retry after one day, then after one week, then
after one month, then END.
R2-6-5-1
Any retry to ask the user for confirmation of the User Message shall
be placed in context, i.e. when the user accesses the native
messaging application on the device.
End User Confirmation Request
US2-7
As an MNO, I want to be able to provide information and require consent from
my users AFTER the RCS service has been activated
R2-7-1
V1.0
Upon MNO discretion a popup showing a message (e.g. Terms &
Conditions OR a Welcome message) shall be displayed to the user at any
time after successful first-time registration.
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R2-7-2
The display of that message shall be able to come with EITHER one OR
two buttons to respond by the user.
R2-7-3
The MNO shall be able to determine the button texts (e.g. ‘accept’) of that
popup.
R2-7-4
The responses to the message shall be relayed back to the network.
R2-7-5
The presentation of the message shall be clear to the user and not hidden
within the notification tray for action, but be presented ‘on top’ of the screen.
R2-7-6
Depending on the response by the user, the network can send a trigger to
deactivate the RCS services on the device, i.e. RCS services shall not be
available on the device,. In this case, the user shall still use the legacy
services such as: SMS/MMS/Circuit Switched (CS) Call provided by the
MNO on the device.
R2-7-7
In case the RCS services are deactivated, an RCS set-up entry point shall
become visible in the device (e.g. settings).
R2-7-8
Upon MNO policies, additional messages may be displayed to the user.
As an MNO I want to request additional information from my users during firsttime registration in order to fulfil specific security purposes.
R2-8-1
NOTE:
US2-9
Upon MNO discretion users can be requested to enter additional
information during first-time registration in order to fulfil specific security
requirements set by the MNO.
Details are covered in Security against Malware, see section 16.
As a user, I want to have access to the text displayed as User Message and /
or End User Confirmation Request at any time after being provisioned to the
service.
R2-9-1
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The text displayed as User Message and / or End User Confirmation
Request shall be accessible for the user after the user has started using
the service (e.g. in “about” page”).
Secondary Devices
US2-10 As a user, I want to use RCS services on other RCS enabled devices other
than my primary device.
V1.0
R2-10-1
Any device for which there is a compatible RCS application shall become
a secondary device by downloading and installing an RCS application.
R2-10-2
When a user wants to use their primary identity in a second or subsequent
device, they shall follow a specific authentication process.
R2-10-3
If the application is to be shared by several MNOs, it shall request the user,
during the secondary device’s authentication process, to choose among
the available options. As an alternative, the application could be MNO and
country specific, therefore not needing to request this information.
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During the secondary device’s authentication process the user shall be
prompted to type in a valid MSISDN.
R2-10-5
After successful completion of R2-10-4 a password shall be sent over SMS
to the user’s primary device.
R2-10-6
In case the user enters and sends an invalid MSISDN in R2-10-5, the UI
(User Interface) shall respond according toR2-11-1.
R2-10-7
After successful completion of R2-10-5 the user shall be requested to enter
the password to complete the provisioning process.
NOTE:
R2-10-8
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Since the SMS with the one time password is sent in this case to the primary
device but the device to be configured may be a different one, the
application on the secondary cannot intercept the SMS. Therefore this SMS
is readable and the user will be requested to input the one time password to
complete the provisioning.
When the secondary device authentication has successfully completed, a
completion or welcome message may be displayed.
Error Management
US2-11 As an MNO, I want technical errors to be handled with minimal user interaction
The user may get any of the following errors:
R2-11-1
NOTE:
Reception of SMS (see R2-3-6-1, R2-10-5) takes too long or is never
received.
There are two possible causes:
1. The network does not deliver the SMS.
2. The user made a mistake when typing the MSISDN and the SMS is sent to a different
device (also see R2-10-6). In either case, the user shall be presented a screen
informing them that the process is taking longer than expected. This screen shall
contain a text box with the previously given MSISDN (so that the user can amend it if
necessary) and a ‘retry’ button (final UI and text label up to MNO’s discretion).
V1.0
R2-11-2
Temporary
unavailable:
Applies
to
internal
errors
during
configuration/provisioning or configuration server unreachable. The device
shall reattempt provisioning at a later stage (i.e. at the next device startup).
R2-11-3
Permanently unavailable: In case the MNO does not want to provide RCS
services to a particular subscription an MNO defined error message shall
be displayed if it is required by the MNO and the provisioning process is
stopped.
R2-11-4
If the user terminates the configuration process before the process is
completed. Further configuration attempts shall automatically start once
the user connects to a cellular network.
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Provisioning push
US2-12 As an MNO, I want to be able to push configuration settings in special cases.
Network initiated configuration request: Provisioning push will allow an MNO to force the
reconfiguration of each user´s device if needed:
2.2.9
R2-12-1
The MNO shall be able to push configuration settings to new or existing
RCS users (e.g. in the case of changing parameters).
R2-12-2
The MNO shall be able to push configuration settings in case the network
is upgraded to a new RCS release.
R2-12-3
The MNO shall be able to push configuration settings when the device is
permanently disabled from using RCS but the user would like to start using
RCS.
Dual SIM Devices
US2-13 As a user of a device that has more than one SIM (module or eSIM) installed
in the device, I want to select the SIM that is active for RCS.
R2-13-1
R2-13-1-1
The user shall only be prompted to select one SIM to be active for
RCS, if both SIMs are RCS capable.
R2-13-1-2
The user shall only be offered to select SIMs of MNOs who can offer
RCS service.
R2-13-1-3
The user shall be notified of the active RCS SIM without being
prompted to select one, when there is only one SIM that’s RCS
capable.
R2-13-1-4
MNOs that offer RCS services should be able to inform the user about
their RCS service, capabilities that are implemented and potential
billing implications.
R2-13-2
The user shall be able to change the selection to another SIM anytime from
the device settings.
R2-13-2-1
MNOs information about the RCS service (as in R2-13-1-4) shall be
available to be accessed at a later point in time.
R2-13-2-2
If the user changes the active RCS SIM from the device settings, the
previous RCS MNO shall be informed about the de-selection of the
service.
NOTE:
V1.0
On first boot-up of the device, the user shall be prompted to select the SIM
that shall be used for the active RCS service.
It is expected that MNOs who are informed about customers de-select their
service that they will de-provision the user’s identity and will no longer report
the RCS capability for this user identity to other users (on-net or cross-net)
on incoming capability requests.
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US2-14 As a user, I want to enjoy the benefits of enriched calling whenever I make/
receive the call over active RCS SIM.
R2-14-1
The user shall have all the entry points enabled to trigger the enriched
calling when active RCS SIM is chosen for outgoing calls.
R2-14-1-1
The user shall have no possibility for making enriched calling when
SIM other than active RCS SIM is chosen for outgoing calls.
R2-14-1-2
When user makes a voice call to another RCS user with the identity
from active RCS SIM, enriched calling (pre-call, in-call and post-call)
shall be possible
R2-14-1-3
Incoming enriched calls should be possible only for calls made to the
active RCS SIM identity, since the other SIM identity is not RCS
capable.
US2-15 As a user, I want to be provided with enhanced messaging capabilities when
available regardless of the SIM I choose for RCS services.
2.3
R2-15-1
When creating a new 1-to-1 Messaging conversation, the proposed identity
shall be the identity that supports RCS. The proposed messaging service
shall be RCS whenever the B-Party is known to be an RCS user in line with
the rules of Integrated or Seamless Messaging.
R2-15-2
When answering a message in an existing messaging thread, the
proposed user ID shall be maintained. The user shall be able to switch to
the other identity (SIM). The rules of Integrated or Seamless Messaging
(as configured by the MNO) shall apply.
R2-15-3
In the conversation history of a user/ group, the messages exchanged shall
be marked with the SIM slot used for communication, regardless of the
messaging technology.
R2-15-4
While using RCS for messaging, user shall not be prompted to choose SIM
for outgoing messages.
Technical Information
2.3.1
2.3.1.1
Overview
Provisioning
Provisioning shall be done as described in [RCC.07] section 2.3.3.1 and 2.3.3.2 with only the
Hyper Text Transfer Protocol (HTTP) solution specified in [RCC.14] being in scope. For the
HTTP based mechanism, section 2.3.3.2 of [RCC.07] and its subsections shall apply in their
entirety. If the network is able to do automatic authentication of a primary device based on
the access, section 2.2 of [RCC.14] shall be followed. Otherwise for a primary device
automatic identification based on the SIM or based on the IMSI as specified in section 2.4
and 2.3 of [RCC.14] respectively might still be possible. As specified in section 2.3 of
[RCC.14], a client on a primary device shall request the user for the MSISDN only when
those mechanisms fail and when the MSISDN cannot be obtained through other means.
Provisioning of secondary devices shall follow section 2.5 of [RCC.14].
V1.0
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The device shall assume that RCS is available on the user's network if Domain Name
System (DNS) resolution of the HTTP configuration URL is possible using the MCC and
MNC obtained from the SIM card. The rcs_profile parameter shall be included in the HTTP
GET requests and set to "UP_1.0".
If an active RCS client is disabled (e.g. due to toggling the master switch referred to in US21 or following the activation of another client as a result from the requirements in section
2.2.3), a HTTP configuration request with the rcs state parameter set to -4 (as described in
[RCC.07]) shall be sent to the network at the first possible occasion. When the user reenables a disabled RCS client that had been active before, a HTTP configuration request will
be sent to verify whether the available version of the RCS configuration parameters is still
valid.
2.3.1.2
User Consent
User consent and welcome messages shall be realised using the MSG characteristic defined
in sections 2.2.3 and 4.1 of [RCC.14] or using End User Confirmation Requests (EUCR) as
specified in section 3.1 of [RCC.15].
2.3.1.3
Multi-Client
Handling of multiple instances relies on a fundamental principle: only one RCS stack shall be
active (i.e. registered to the IMS) at any given time on a device.
To ensure that, a device-local solution is required which will therefore be OS specific.
For Android™ devices, procedures described in Annex B apply.
2.3.2
V1.0
Technical Implementation of User Stories and Service requirements
R2-16-1
The requirements in US2-1 and R2-2-1 and its sub requirements shall be
realised locally on the device.
R2-16-2
R2-2-2 shall be realised as described in [RCC.07] section 2.3.3.1 and
2.3.3.2 with only the HTTP solution being in scope.
R2-16-3
R2-2-3 and R2-2-4 shall be realised locally on the device.
R2-16-4
For R2-2-5, shall set the rcs state to -4 in the configuration request and
follow client codes and procedures defined in section 2.3.3.2.1 of
[RCC.07].
R2-16-5
R2-3-1 shall be realised locally on the device.
R2-16-6
Provisioning on networks with automatic identification (see requirement
R2-3-2) shall be done as described in section 2.3.1.1. If the network cannot
authorize the user based on the access (as described in requirement R23-2 an HTTP 511 Response shall be returned as indicated in section 2.2.4
of [RCC.14], which shall (as indicated in [RCC.14]) result in the use of the
procedures in section 2.3 of [RCC.14]. In that case if the IMSI is available,
a device shall not ask the user for the MSISDN, and shall instead attempt
the configuration providing only the IMSI in the HTTP request.
R2-16-7
Configuration over networks where automatic authentication is not possible
(e.g. non-cellular networks) shall be realised using the HTTP mechanism
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as described in section 2.3.1.1 referring to section 2.3 of [RCC.14] and its
subsections that provide the procedure required in requirements R2-3-2,
along with the error handling described in section 2.3.4of [RCC.14]. If the
IMSI is available, a device shall not ask the user for the MSISDN, and shall
instead attempt the configuration providing only the IMSI.
R2-16-8
R2-3-3 and its sub requirements shall be realised locally on the device
R2-16-9
R2-3-4 and its sub requirements shall be realised locally on the device
R2-16-10 R2-3-5 shall be realised locally on the device
R2-16-11 R2-3-6 and its sub requirements shall be realised as described in section
2.3 of [RCC.14] using the SMS format being described in section 2.3.3 of
[RCC.14] if the SMS should be handled silently.
R2-16-12 R2-3-7 shall be realised locally on the device
R2-16-13 R2-3-8 and R2-3-9 shall be realised locally on the device
R2-16-14 On Android™ devices, Requirements R2-4-1, R2-4-2 and R2-4-3 are
linked to the ability of the embedded RCS stack to be used by other
messaging applications than the native client.
NOTE:
Multi-client solutions for other OSs are for further study. Where relevant
solutions on such OSs will align with the concepts used on Android™.
R2-16-15 When the embedded RCS stack is not opened to other applications than
the native client, technical solutions described for requirements R2-4-6-1
and R2-4-7-1 apply.
R2-16-16 On Android™ devices requirement R2-4-4 is implemented locally on the
device with the Android setting related to the Default SMS app.
R2-16-17 On Android™ devices, R2-4-5 is implemented locally on the device with
the Android™ setting related to the Default Dialler (or phone) application.
R2-16-18 The technical feasibility of requirements R2-4-6 and R2-4-7 depend on
either evolutions of the Android™ Operating System or device specific
implementation to ensure that restriction.
R2-16-19 On Android™ devices whose OS version is superior or equal to 7.0,
requirement R2-4-6-1 depends on the availability of an embedded RCS
stack opened to other application than the native RCS client:
o On a non RCS device or an embedded RCS device where the stack
cannot be used by other applications than the native client: if the
messaging application set as Default Messaging Client supports RCS
messaging services (using its own stack), the associated stack shall
register RCS messaging services to the IMS and announce RCS
messaging services in capability exchanges. Any other RCS client
previously set as Default SMS app should unregister RCS messaging and
Enriched Calling services from the IMS.
o On an embedded RCS device where the stack can be accessed by other
applications than the native clients, the required behaviour is:
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if the messaging application set as the Default SMS app supports RCS
messaging services using the embedded RCS stack, then this stack
shall:
 announce RCS messaging services in IMS registrations
 announce support of RCS messaging services in capability
exchanges
if the messaging application set as the Default SMS app does not
support RCS messaging services using the embedded RCS stack, then
this stack shall:
 not announce RCS messaging services in IMS registrations
 not announce support of RCS messaging services in capability
exchanges
R2-16-20 On Android™ devices whose version is superior or equal to 7.0,
requirement R2-4-7-1 is handled differently according to:
o On a non RCS device or an embedded RCS device where the RCS stack
cannot be used by other applications than the native client:
 if the dialler set as Default Dialler supports the Enriched Calling
features, these services will only be provided when this dialler can use
the RCS stack of the messaging application set as the default SMS app
to implement Enriched Calling services. In that case, this RCS stack
shall register Enriched calling services to the IMS and announce them
in capability exchange.
 if the dialler set as the Default Dialler does not support Enriched Calling
features, the RCS client if set as default SMS app shall:
 not register the Pre-Call, Shared Sketch, Shared Maps, Video
Share, and Post-Call feature tags on the IMS network.
 not announce support of Pre-Call, Shared Sketch, Shared Maps,
Video Share and Post-Call services in capability exchanges.
o On an embedded RCS device where the RCS stack can be accessed by
other applications than the native RCS client, the required behaviour is:
 if the dialler set as the Default Dialler supports the Enriched Calling
features using the embedded RCS stack, then this stack shall:
 register the Pre-Call, Shared Sketch, Shared Maps, Video Share
and Post-Call feature tags on the IMS network.
 announce support of Pre-Call, Shared Sketch, Shared Maps, Video
Share and Post-Call services during capability exchanges.
 if the dialler set as the Default Dialler does not support Enriched
Calling, then the embedded RCS stack shall:
 not register the Pre-Call, Shared Sketch, Shared Maps, Video
Share and Post-call feature tags.
 not announce support of Pre-Call, Shared Sketch, Shared Maps,
Video Share and Post-Call services during capability exchanges.
R2-16-21 R2-5-1 shall be realised locally on the device as described in section 2.1
of [RCC.14].
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R2-16-22 As mention in section 2.3.1.1, configuration of additional devices shall be
done as described in section 2.5 of [RCC.14] realising the requirements in
section US2-10.
R2-16-23 The user consent before use of the service described in user story US2-6
shall be realised through the mechanism for providing User Messages in
the HTTP configuration described in section 2.2.3 and 4.2 of [RCC.14].
This mechanism shall be supported by the RCS clients and may be used
upon the service provider’s discretion.
R2-16-24 As described in section 2.2.3 of [RCC.14] the User Message mechanism
supports requirements R2-6-1and R2-6-4.
R2-16-25 Requirements R2-6-2, R2-6-5 and R2-6-5-1 shall be implemented locally
on the device.
NOTE:
The retry algorithm described is to be realised in the device. An MNO can
opt for more retries through the Provisioning Push mechanism described in
US2-12.
R2-16-26 For requirement R2-6-3 as defined the configuration shall be applied and
the service shall be activated when the user presses the “Accept” button,
moving to another screen shall be considered equivalent with this “accept”
button action.
R2-16-27 The user consent after activation of the service described in user story
US2-7 shall be realised through the mechanism End User Confirmation
Request mechanism described in section 3.1 of [RCC.15]. This mechanism
shall be supported by the RCS clients and may be used upon service
provider discretion. No specific handling apart from the normal processing
of End User Confirmation Requests is thus assumed to be provided on the
device.
R2-16-28 As described in section 3.1 of [RCC.15] the End User Confirmation
Request mechanism supports requirements R2-7-1, R2-7-2, R2-7-3 and
R2-7-4. For requirement R2-7-2, in the case when one button is required,
the End User Notification Request described in section 3.1.3 of [RCC.15]
shall be used. For a message requiring two buttons, the End User
Confirmation Request and Response described in section 3.1.1 and 3.1.2
of [RCC.15] respectively shall be used.
R2-16-29 Requirement R2-7-5 shall be implemented locally on the device
R2-16-30 For requirements R2-7-6 and R2-7-7 the network shall disable the RCS
client by triggering a client reconfiguration using the procedure defined in
R2-16-36 and R2-16-37 returning a HTTP configuration response with the
RCS DISABLED STATE configuration parameter set to ‘–2’ ensuring that
the RCS touch points remain available as described in section 2.3.3.2 of
[RCC.07].
R2-16-31 For requirement R2-7-8, [RCC.07] does not impose restrictions on the use
of the End User Confirmation request mechanism. Further messages can
thus be sent at any point in time, including immediately after a previous
one.
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R2-16-32 As described in section 2.2.5 of [RCC.14] an MNO can choose to fall back
to the SMS-based authentication mechanism used on networks where
automatic identification is not possible. This allows in combination with the
mechanism described in section 2.3.2 and 2.3.5 of [RCC.14] to handle that
SMS in a manner that is not transparent to the user thereby supporting the
requirement R2-8-1. This same non-transparent handling of the SMS can
be used to realise this requirement on networks where automatic
identification is not possible.
R2-16-33 Requirement R2-9-1 shall be implemented locally on the device by making
the contents of any received User Message and non-volatile End User
Confirmation Request available for consultation by the user at a later time.
This consultation shall not require the user to provide a response to the
request.
R2-16-34 If the subscriber cannot be provisioned due to MNO policy (i.e. a
permanent unavailability as described in requirement R2-11-3), the service
provider can include a message as described in sections 2.2.3 and 4.2 of
[RCC.14] in a response disabling the RCS client (i.e. RCS DISABLED
STATE set to -1).
R2-16-35 As described in section 2.2.4 of [RCC.14], a number of consecutive internal
errors (each resulting in a temporary unavailability as described in
requirement R2-11-1) shall lead to a permanent unavailability. As
described in section 2.3.4 [RCC.14], for non-cellular networks, this
situation shall be applicable only to that particular network however.
R2-16-36 A SMS shall be sent to the device with a specific format defined in section
3 of [RCC.14] for the push request for initial configuration of a device on
which RCS was permanently disabled (i.e. as a consequence of R2-16-35
and R2-16-36 required in R2-12-1 and R2-12-3), and a reconfiguration of
an active RCS device (required in R2-12-1 and R2-12-2), shall be enough
to trigger a new configuration of a primary device.
R2-16-37 For the reconfiguration of primary and additional devices on which RCS is
active already (required in R2-12-1and R2-12-2), it shall be possible to
trigger a reconfiguration by sending an End User Confirmation Request to
the device as specified in section 2.1.3.1 of [RCC.15].
R2-16-38 An RCS enabled SIM shall be discovered based on successful DNS
resolution of Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) of Auto-configuration
server. This should happen regardless of the type of network (Packet
Switched (PS) network or Wi-Fi).
R2-16-39 After discovering the SIM to be supporting RCS as per the procedures in
R2-16-38, the client shall fetch the configuration data from Autoconfiguration server. When provisioning the user with RCS for the first time,
MNO might render a welcome message with list of services/ features to
educate the user as described in R2-6-1. This welcome message serves
as a medium for MNO to educate/ promote the RCS services and it does
not necessarily be correlated with the use of Terms & Conditions
R2-16-40 The client should store the welcome message received from network
against the SIM as additional information so that user could revisit the
details at later point.
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R2-16-41 For requirements R2-13-1-1 and R2-13-1-2, the client shall follow the
discovery procedure as described in R2-16-38.
R2-16-42 Requirement R2-13-1-3 shall be implemented locally on the device.
R2-16-43 For requirement R2-13-1-4, the client shall follow the mechanism
described in R2-16-39.
R2-16-44 Requirements R2-13-2 and R2-13-2-1 shall be implemented locally on the
device.
R2-16-45 For requirement R2-13-2-2, when user changes the default RCS SIM from
one MNO to another, client shall
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NOTE:
send HTTP GET request to the ex-MNO with rcs_state parameter
set to value -4
initiate provisioning and registration procedures with new MNO
When the user changes the active RCS SIM when there is no data
connectivity, the changes shall take into effect after device regains data
connectivity
R2-16-46 For requirements R2-14-1, R2-14-1-1 and R2-14-1-2, the client shall be
realised locally on the device and when applicable enriched calling shall be
provided as described in section 12.
R2-16-47 For requirement R2-14-1-3, a service discovery request targeted at the
identity associated to the non-RCS enabled SIM will fail and as such the
other party will not be aware that enriched calling is possible and treat the
call as a non-enriched call.
R2-16-48 Requirements R2-15-1, R2-15-2, R2-15-3 and R2-15-4 shall be
implemented locally on the device. SIM slot information is not stored in the
network. When synchronising with the Common Message Store as
described in section 9, any retrieved messages are related to the SIM slot
of the RCS SIM.
3 Capability Discovery and Service Availability
3.1
Description
Capability discovery is a process which enables RCS users to know the availability of the set
or subset of RCS services that their contacts use, at certain points in time. Capability
discovery can also be used by RCS entities to detect service awareness of other RCS users
on behalf of an RCS service or user.
The availability of a RCS service is influenced by three categories of conditions:
1. Provisioning status
2. Device capability and status
3. Network conditions
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US3-2
US3-3
User Stories and Feature Requirements
As a service provider, I can configure the device capability discovery or
service availability behaviour.
R3-1-1
It is at the discretion of the individual MNO to enable or disable RCS
capability discovery and service availability in their network and on their
devices.
R3-1-2
When both RCS capability discovery and service availability are disabled
on a given network and their devices, all RCS service requirements
requiring RCS capability discovery and service availability requests are
expected to be always available and selectable by the user.
R3-1-3
All RCS MNOs shall respond to each and every RCS capability discovery
or service availability request that originates from another MNO or device
indicating the agreed interworking capabilities of a given user.
As a user, I want to be aware of the ways I can communicate with contacts
stored in my contact list, regardless of their service provider or country where
they reside.
R3-2-1
The device shall make visible to the user whether a contact is RCS-enabled
and if so, for which RCS services or categories they are capable and
available for at a given point in time.
R3-2-2
The device shall make visible to the user the detected RCS capabilities for
contacts following a contact list scan or an individual contact capability
check.
R3-2-3
When displaying capabilities of a non RCS contact, the device shall only
make visible services that are known to be compatible with defined RCS
services.
R3-2-4
For 1-to-1 Messaging in its Integrated Messaging variant (as defined in
‘US5-2: Variant 1 – Integrated Messaging), there shall not be any RCS
service entry points when the recipient is known to be a non- RCS user.
R3-2-5
For Enriched Calling (as defined in section 12 'Enriched Voice Calling'),
there shall only be a single service entry point (Post-call Note, as in R1250-1) when the recipient is known to be a non- RCS user.
R3-2-6
When more than one RCS feature can deliver a similar service, the RCS
capability and service availability information should be made visible to the
user under a general RCS service category via an icon/label/button. This
is done to avoid user confusion when similar RCS capabilities use different
underlying services for service delivery.
As a user, I want to be sure that the information I have about my contacts RCS
service capabilities is up to date and if they are available to communicate
using those capabilities.
R3-3-1
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Call service entry points on the device (on a per-device basis) in one of the
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Variant A: The service entry point shall be visible and selectable by
the user if there is a high likelihood that the service can be established
successfully at that time. If the service is unlikely to be established
successfully, the service entry point shall be greyed out and not
selectable. This variant applies for any phone number including RCS
and non RCS contacts.
R3-3-1-2
Variant B: The service entry point shall be visible and selectable by
the user if there is a high likelihood that the service can be established
successfully at that time. If the service is unlikely to be available, the
appearance of the service entry point shall change but remain visible
and selectable for any phone number including RCS and non RCS
contacts.
R3-3-1-3
Variant C: The service entry point shall be visible and selectable by
the user for any phone number including RCS and non RCS contacts.
NOTE 1:
In the case user B is a non RCS user with Video over Long Term Evolution
(ViLTE), during call setup confirmation of the ViLTE capability is to be
considered to mean there is a high likelihood for a successful video call
upgrade.
NOTE 2:
“Likely to succeed” means capability or service availability exchange
indicates end-to-end support. “Likely to fail” means capability or service
availability exchange indicates “not available at this time”.
R3-3-2
If the MNO has decided to enable RCS contact list scan, then the device
shall scan the contact list to find out which of the contacts are enabled for
which RCS services, in the following ways:
R3-3-2-1
On the first time a different SIM is connected to a RCS device, the
device shall perform an initial scan of the full contact list.
R3-3-2-2
After installation and/or set up of the RCS application, and after each
re-configuration of the RCS service which impacts capability
discovery, the device shall perform a scan of the contact list for all
contacts which are not associated with valid RCS capability (or RCS
non-capability) information.
R3-3-3
The device shall request a RCS capability discovery and/or service
availability update of an individual contact when the capability information
is invalid or expired AND one of the following applies:
R3-3-3-1
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If this contact is RCS enabled, their current RCS capabilities shall be
displayed.
R3-3-3-2
When opening that contact from the contact list.
R3-3-3-3
When starting a conversation with that contact (e.g. when adding a
contact to the “To:” field of a new message.)
R3-3-3-4
When opening a conversation or thread with that contact.
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When entering a potentially valid number into the dialler.
R3-3-4
The information whether a given contact is RCS enabled or not shall be
updated every time a chat message or File Transfer event is received and
when a delivery or display notification for a sent message or file is received.
R3-3-5
The MNO shall have the ability to limit the impact of capability and
availability checks based on the following:
R3-3-5-1
An MNO defined minimum interval duration shall exist between two
queries sent to the same RCS contact.
R3-3-5-2
An MNO defined minimum interval duration shall exist between two
queries sent to the same non-RCS contact.
R3-3-5-3
An MNO defined telephone number prefix setting.
R3-3-5-4
RCS applications shall use known and valid contact capability or
service availability information which is stored locally on the device (i.e.
cached) when attempting to establish a connection with a contact.
R3-3-5-5
For In-Call services, a capability check shall always be made when the
call has been set up and irrespective of whether the interval of
capability checks has expired or not.
R3-3-6
Each response to a capability/service availability request/update shall
include the current or most recently available capability/availability
information.
R3-3-7
The MNO may respond to capability requests with current user capabilities
or service availabilities which are stored on the capability or service
availability server.
Technical Information
3.3.1
Overview
When enabled, Capability Discovery and Service Availability shall be realised based on two
main Technical Enablers (TE):
TE1: Session Initiation Prototocl (SIP) Options Exchange as specified in [RCC.07] Sections
2.6, 2.6.1.1, 2.7, 2.7.1.1
TE2: Presence Based Exchange as specified in [RCC.07] Sections 2.6, 2.6.1.2, 2.7, 2.7.1.1,
3.7.4, A.1, A1.1, A.2.8
The two implementations are compatible through the co-existence solutions [RCC.07]
Section 2.6.1.3.
These enablers provide indications on the following
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service availability information (i.e. whether a contact is currently likely in conditions
that allow successful establishment of the service)
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TE2 provides this information using the presence service descriptions as described in
section 2.6.1.2 of [RCC.07] which would indicate just service availability from which
capability information can be derived (i.e. if a service is currently available for use with a
contact, that contact is assumed to support the service). For TE1, a similar approach shall
be followed, but there the use of the “automata” tag allows to indicate that a contact supports
a service (i.e. capability information) without indicating service availability as described in
section 2.6.1.1 of [RCC.07].
In the profile defined in this document Service Availability shall be the basis to indicate to the
user that a service can likely be established successfully for the following services and for
determining whether the following services can be used with a contact:
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IP Video Call (see section 11 and 12)
Pre-Call services (see section 12)
Post-Call services (see section 12)
Chat and File Transfer when latched to SMS (see section 5 and 7 respectively
In-call services can only be available within a call. Therefore their Service Availability shall
be verified at the start of every call. This applies to the following services:


Video Share (see section 12)
Interactive in-call services (Shared Map/Shared Sketch, see section 12)
Capability information shall be used for determining whether the following services can be
used with a contact:
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Chat when not “latched” (see section 5)
Group Chat (see section 6)
File Transfer when not “latched” (see section 7)
File Transfer fall-back to SMS (see section 7)
Geolocation Push (see section 5)
Geolocation Push fall-back to SMS (see section 5)
Capability information and service availability information obtained through the capability
exchange enablers will be cached on the device according to the requirements in section
3.2. Within this cache different expiry policies are applicable for capability information and
service availability. The configuration parameters controlling this are described in section
3.3.2.
When encountering an event related to a contact that doesn’t correspond to the the cached
capability information of that contact, a client shall refresh those cached capabilities by
initiating a Capability Discovery and Service Availability request. This shall be done when:
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A 1-to-1 SIP request to an RCS enabled contact results in a SIP 404 response or
A Geolocation Push or File Transfer via HTTP request is received from a contact for
which the corresponding capability wasn’t part of the cache or
For TE1, a SIP OPTIONS request carrying at least one RCS feature tag is received
from a non-RCS contact.
A contact initiates an enriched calling pre-call, post-call or in-call service for which the
corresponding capability wasn’t part of the cache
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Reception of a Chat or Standalone Message from a non-RCS contact is not
included because taking into account possible future evolutions of the profile
described in this document that could be the result of interworking. An IP
Video Call from such a contact is excluded because that may come from a
user that only supports IP Video Call.
Configuration Parameters
New Configuration Parameters
The following configuration parameters are introduced to manage the user experience based
on retrieved capability and service availability information of a contact:
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parameter
Description
Parameter
usage
VIDEO AND
ENCALL UX
This parameter controls the visibility and selectability of
the User Experience (UX) service entry point for Video
Call and Enriched Calling:
Optional
Parameter
0,(default): The Video Call and Enriched Calling service
entry point will be conditionally visible and conditionally
selectable.
In the case where based on the capability
exchange the service is considered to be
available (see section 3.3.1), the corresponding
service entry point is visible and selectable.
In the case when the capability exchange fails
fails or indicates that the service is not available,
the corresponding service entry point colour will
change and the service entry point will become
unselectable.
1: The Video Call and Enriched Calling service entry
point will be conditionally visible and always selectable.
In the case where based on the capability
exchange the service is considered to be
available (see section 3.3.1), the corresponding
service entry point is visible and selectable.
In the case when the capability exchange fails or
indicates that the service is not available, the
corresponding service entry point will change
and remain selectable.
The service availability will have no impact on
the selectability of the entry point.
NOTE: The VIDEO AND ENCALL UX behaviour is valid
for any phone number.
NOTE: if either video call or enriched calling is not
enabled (see section 11 and 12), the corresponding
service entry points shall not be shown regardless of the
setting of the VIDEO AND ENCALL UX parameter
Table 2: Video Call and Enriched Calling Service Entry Point UX Configuration
Parameter
This parameters is included in the UX tree defined in section 5.3.7.
Node: /<x>/UX/videoAndEncallUX
Leaf node that describes the visibility and selectability of the video Call and Enriched Calling
UX service entry point.
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If not instantiated, the same UX service entry point shall be used.
Status
Occurrence
Format
Min. Access Types
Required
ZeroOrOne
Bool
Get, Replace
Table 3: UX MO sub tree addition parameters (videoAndEncallUX)
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Values:
0, the Video Call and Enriched Calling service entry point will be conditionally visible
and conditionally selectable
1, the Video Call and Enriched Calling service entry point will be conditionally visible
and always selectable
Post-reconfiguration actions: When the value is changed, the client shall reflect this
change in the UI whenever a UI screen is opened that includes the relevant service
entry points in a UI screen.
Associated HTTP XML characteristic type: “videoAndEncallUX”
The following configuration parameters are introduced to manage the expiry of availability
information of a contact::
Configuration
parameter
SERVICE
AVAILABILITY INFO
EXPIRY
Description
Parameter
usage
This parameter controls expiration of cached service
availability information of contacts.
Optional
Parameter
NOTE: The services for which service availability (and
thus the cached information for which the expiry is
controlled by this parameter) is relevant are listed in
section 3.3.1.
Its value shall indicate the validity time of cached
availability information in seconds.
Default value: 60
Table 4: Video Call and Enriched Calling Service Entry Point UX Configuration
Parameter
This parameter is included in the Client Control tree defined in section 5.3.7.
Node: /<x>/ClientControl/serviceAvailabilityInfoExpiry
Leaf node that describes the validity of the availability information cached in the terminal in
seconds.
If not instantiated, the same UX service entry point shall be used.
Status
Required
Occurrence
ZeroOrOne
Format
int
Min. Access Types
Get, Replace
Table 5: Client Control MO sub tree addition parameters
(serviceAvailabilityInfoExpiry)
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When increasing the value, the newly configured expiry value shall be applied to
newly cached availability information only
When decreasing the value, the client shall consider the expiry of the currently
cached capabilities to be the new value and start monitoring from the moment of
reconfiguration
Associated HTTP XML characteristic type: “serviceAvailabilityInfoExpiry”
Redefined parameters
The following parameter defined in [RCC.07] shall be used with the following definition in the
context of this profile.
Configuration
parameter
Description
Parameter
usage
CAPABILITY INFO
EXPIRY
When using the capability discovery mechanism and
with the aim of minimising the traffic, an expiry time is
set in the capability information for real-time and nonreal-time communication services fetched using SIP
OPTIONS or Presence.
Optional
Parameter
When capability information was obtained more recently
than the value configured for this parameter, it shall be
considered as being still valid. .
When set to 0, the cached capabilities shall be
considered to never expire and shall be invalidated only
by a conclusive capability and service availability
exchange indicating that they are no longer valid
NOTE: The services for which Capability Information
(and thus the cached information for which the expiry is
controlled by this parameter) is relevant are listed in
section 3.3.1.
Default value:2592000 (30 days)
Table 6: Video Call and Enriched Calling Service Entry Point UX Configuration
Parameter
This leads to the following formal definition replacing the one in section A.2.8 of [RCC.07].
Node: /<x>/CapDiscovery/capInfoExpiry
Leaf node that describes the validity of the capability and service availability information
cached in the terminal
Status
Occurrence
Format
Min. Access Types
Required
ZeroOrOne
int
Get, Replace
Table 7: Capability MO sub tree addition parameters (capInfoExpiry)
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
V1.0
Values: The validity time in seconds, 0 indicates that there is no expiry
Post-reconfiguration actions:
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When changing from a positive value to 0, the already cached capability
information shall be considered to never expire
When changing from 0 to a positive value, the client shall consider the expiry of
the currently cached capabiltiies to be the newly configured value and start
monitoring from the moment of reconfiguration
When increasing the value, the newly configured expiry value shall be applied to
newly cached capabilities only
When decreasing the value, the client shall consider the expiry of the currently
cached capabiltiies to be the newly configured value and start monitoring from the
moment of reconfiguration
Associated HTTP XML characteristic type: “capInfoExpiry”
Handling of capability exchange triggers in messaging
3.3.3
For messaging following its realisation as defined in sections 5, 6, 7 and 8, capability
information is not necessarily required at all times when coming across the Capability
Exchange trigger points defined as part of requirement R3-3-3. In messaging only the
following trigger points would be relevant:


R3-3-3-3 for its use in the messaging context and
the trigger points referred to in R3-3-3-4.
For those entry points an actual capability exchange shall be done only ifwhen all of the
following conditions are fulfilled:




Capability Exchange is enabled (i.e. CAPABILITY DISCOVERY MECHANISM as
defined in section A.1.10 of [RCC.07] is set to 0 or 1) and
the capability exchange is allowed based on the conditions configured by the operator
(i.e. according to the CAPABILITY DISCOVERY ALLOWED PREFIXES, NON RCS
CAPABILITY INFO EXPIRY client configuration parameters defined in section A.1.10
of [RCC.07] and section 3.3.2) and
Chat is enabled (i.e. CHAT AUTH as defined in section 5.3.7 is set to 1) and
at least one of the following conditions is fulfilled:


the Chat Capability Information for the contact is unknown or
The contact is known to be Chat capable, but for last message a client fall-back to
SMS was done (i.e. Latching as required in section 5.2) and no valid Service
Availability information is available for Chat with that Contact (based on the
configured value for SERVICE AVAILABILITY INFO EXPIRY defined in section
3.3.2.1).
If those conditions are not applicable, the trigger point should not result in a capability
exchange request.
3.3.4
Technical implementation of user stories and requirements
R3-4-1
V1.0
For Requirement R3-1-1 the MNO shall be able to configure the device
through the CAPABILITY DISCOVERY MECHANISM client configuration
parameter as described in Section A.1.10 [RCC.07]
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R3-4-2
Requirement R3-1-2 shall be implemented locally on the device.
R3-4-3
It is recommended the network return response code 404 (not a RCS
customer) or 480, 408 when the RCS customer is not registered or a 200
response with agreed interworking service tags when receiving capability
polling requests from other networks or devices to satisfy requirement R31-3 as described in [RCC.07].
R3-4-4
Requirements R3-2-1 and R3-2-2 shall follow TE1 or TE2. The rest of the
requirements under R3-2-3, R3-2-4, R3-2-5 and R3-2-6 shall be
implemented locally on the device. The available services for requirement
R3-2-3 are voice calling, Operator Messaging with RCS messaging being
available if configured through the corresponding configuration
parameters.
R3-4-5
Service providers need to configure how RCS service entry points are
displayed and made selectable as described in requirement R3-3-1 using
the VIDEO CALL and ENCALL UX configuration parameter described in
section 3.3.2 if they wish to select variant A (R3-3-1-1) or Variant B (R3-31-2). If they wish to use Variant C (R3-3-1-3), they should disable Capability
Exchange by setting the CAPABILITY DISCOVERY MECHANISM client
configuration parameter defined in Section A.1.10 [RCC.07] to 2 or by not
providing that parameter. As defined in R3-1-2 this shall then result in the
desired behaviour.
R3-4-6
Requirements under R3-3-2 shall follow 2.6.2 [RCC.07]. The MNO can
control whether the RCS contact list scan is enabled through the DISABLE
INITIAL ADDRESS BOOK SCAN client configuration parameter.
R3-4-7
Requirements under R3-3-3 shall follow 2.6.2.1, 2.6.3.1, 3.3.6.3, and
3.3.4.1.3 of [RCC.07] and where applicable section 3.3.3.
R3-4-8
Requirement R3-3-4 shall be implemented locally on the device, updating
the expiry for the cached Capability information of that contact according
to the value set in the CAPABILITY INFO EXPIRY client configuration
parameter when this value is not set to 0.
R3-4-9
Requirements R3-3-5 shall follow TE1 or TE2 capability discovery
optimizations defined in 2.6.3, 2.6.4, and A.1.10 of [RCC.07] and section
3.3.1 and 3.3.2 of this document.
R3-4-9-1
The operator defined minimum interval duration referred to in R3-3-51 shall be based on the configuration of the SERVICE AVAILABILITY
INFO EXPIRY and CAPABILITY INFO EXPIRY client configuration
parameters defined in section 3.3.2
R3-4-9-2
The interval referred to in R3-3-5-2 shall be configured through the
NON RCS CAPABILITY INFO EXPIRY client configuration parameter
defined in section 3.3.2.2
R3-4-9-3
Requirement R3-3-5-3 shall follow 2.6.4.1 [RCC.07] with the prefixes
being configured through the CAPABILITY DISCOVERY ALLOWED
PREFIXES client configuration parameter defined in section A.1.10 of
[RCC.07]..
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R3-4-9-4
For R3-3-5-4, the cache shall be managed as described in section
3.3.1
R3-4-9-5
Requirement R3-3-5-5 applies only to TE1.
R3-4-10
Requirement R3-3-6 shall be implemented locally on the device for TE1
and as described in section 2.6.1.2 of [RCC.07] for TE2.
R3-4-11
Requirement R3-3-7 shall be provided by the Presence Application Server
for TE2 and may be provided by an OPTIONS Application Server (as
defined in section 2.6.1.1.5 of [RCC.07]) for TE1.
4 Operator Messaging
Operator Messaging was a separate section to describe the mechanisms that determine the
messaging service that is used under any given frame conditions in the Global Common
Core specification [RCC.61]. In an effort to reduce complexity, the requirements have been
simplified and integrated into the sections 5 (1-to-1 Messaging) and 7 (File Transfer).
5 1-to-1 Messaging
5.1
Description
1-to-1 Messaging enables users to exchange conversational messages with another party.
This section describes the User Stories and Service Requirements for the core chat service
and all features around the core.
5.2
US5-1
User Stories and Feature Requirements
As a user, I want a single environment for creating and viewing my messages,
covering a multitude of different services. By having this convenience, I don’t
have to change apps to carry out similar messaging tasks.
R5-1-1
The Operator Messaging Application shall combine the composing of:


1-to-1 Messages
File Transfer
with SMS (and MMS, if configured by the MNO) messages.
R5-1-2
NOTE:
US5-2
All messaging entry points on a device shall ensure access to the full
Operator Messaging experience.
For native implementations.
Variant 1 - Integrated Messaging: As a user, I want full visibility about the
Messaging Service that is used for sending a message or a file.
R5-2-1
The device shall determine and propose the best messaging service
available at any point in time to the user.
R5-2-1-1
V1.0
The user shall be able to configure the device so that either the
automatically determined 1-to-1 Messaging service is selected, or a
user preference applies (see US18-12 and subsequent requirements).
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Delivery Assurance shall be supported and can be implemented using
either Network Fallback to SMS (NFS) or Client Fallback to SMS incl.
Revocation (CFS).
R5-2-2-1
‘Chat’ shall be proposed as the selected Messaging Service only for
recipients known to be RCS users for which the messaging technology
is not currently latched to SMS (only applies to CFS, see section R52-4-6) in each of the following cases:
R5-2-2-1-1 The A-party device is registered to the RCS platform.
NOTE:
This includes connectivity via cellular coverage or Wi-Fi.
R5-2-2-1-2 The A-party device is in “Flight Mode”, i.e. the user set the
cellular data switch to off and the CS connectivity is set to
off.
R5-2-2-1-3 The A-party device is not connected to cellular coverage
and the user has set the cellular data switch for home
network on the device to “on”.
NOTE:
When not registered in the cases above, messages shall be queued for
delivery when the device is reconnected. The user shall be notified that
these messages are queued for delivery.
R5-2-2-2
‘SMS’ shall be proposed as the Messaging Service in each of the
following cases:
R5-2-2-2-1 The recipient is not known to be an RCS user.
R5-2-2-2-2 The recipient is an RCS user for whom the technology was
latched to SMS (see section R5-2-4-6).
R5-2-2-2-3 The A-Party device is neither connected to cellular coverage
nor registered to RCS and the user has set the cellular data
switch for home network on the device to “off”.
NOTE:
Messages shall be queued for delivery when the device is reconnected. The
user shall be notified that these messages are queued for delivery.
R5-2-2-2-4 The A-Party device is not online but is connected to cellular
coverage.
R5-2-2-3
The full content of the chat messages shall be delivered to the recipient
irrespective of the messaging service that has been used (1-to-1 Chat
or SMS).
R5-2-2-4
The A-Party user shall be able to differentiate Chat messages from
SMS messages the user has created.
R5-2-2-5
The B-Party user shall be able to differentiate incoming chat messages
from incoming SMS messages.
R5-2-3
V1.0
If 1-to-1 Chat Messages cannot be instantly delivered by RCS, the
terminating leg should invoke ‘Network Fallback to SMS’.
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NFS does not influence the behaviour of legacy (joyn Blackbird or joyn
Crane Priority Release) clients but optimizes the Chat message delivery
whatever the originating client version.
R5-2-3-1
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If the terminating leg indicates support of Network Fallback to SMS to
the universal profile A-Party client (or a later version), the A-Party user
shall not be prompted to send a chat message as SMS (i.e. no CFS).
If 1-to-1 Chat Messages cannot be delivered by RCS within an MNO
configurable period of time and the terminating network does not support
NFS, the client shall use the procedures of CFS to ensure Delivery
Assurance.
R5-2-4-1
The procedures of CFS shall be used on any universal (or later
version) client only if the terminating leg has indicated the support for
CFS.
R5-2-4-2
While typing, Capability Discovery may change the messaging service
to be used from SMS to Chat.
R5-2-4-3
If delivery of a 1-to-1 Chat message could not be confirmed after an
MNO configurable period of time, the client shall offer the option to
send the message as SMS.
R5-2-4-4
The user shall have the option to automate the user interaction for
CFS. The following options shall be selectable:
- Always ask
- Never ask and always send as SMS
- Never ask and never send as SMS
R5-2-4-4-1 The user shall have the option to see this selection or
change this decision at any point in the RCS settings
section.
NOTE 1:
Steps 3 (R5-2-4-5-3 below) to Step 4b (R5-2-4-5-5 below) are only
presented to the user if the device is configured to “Always Ask” and would
be automatically processed accordingly if the device is configured to “Never
Ask and always send as SMS”.
NOTE 2:
The user selection to automatically send as SMS shall have no impact on
MMS being used as a fallback for File Transfer.
R5-2-4-5
The following steps describe how and when the revocation and send
as SMS procedure shall be applied:
R5-2-4-5-1 Step 1: User A has created a Chat message and this
message has been sent.
R5-2-4-5-2 Step 2: Delivery for that Chat message has not yet been
confirmed within an MNO configurable period of time. If the
A-Party device lost connectivity during this period, then Step
3 shall not occur until the A-Party device is connected again
for an MNO configurable time, to allow update of message
status notifications.
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R5-2-4-5-3 Step 3: The user shall be presented with a message “Your
Chat message could not be delivered instantly, do you want
to change to an SMS message?” and a confirmation request
for the user to select (yes / no) shall be shown.
If a delivery notification for the Chat message is received
before the user has selected their response (yes/no), the
confirmation request shall be removed, and the original
Chat message shall be indicated as ‘delivered’ (or
‘displayed’, if applicable).
R5-2-4-5-4 Step
4a:
If
the
user
selects
“Yes”,
then
- a revocation for the original Chat message shall be
triggered,
- the original Chat message shall be removed from the
conversation history once the revocation has been
confirmed
as
successful,
and
- an SMS message shall be sent and appear in the
conversation history. This SMS will display content similar
to the original Chat message, the timestamp of the moment
the user confirmed the sending by SMS and an indication of
the sending service “SMS”.
Subsequent sent messages that are in ‘pending’ or ‘sent’ status shall
be covered by the same user selection (same procedure applies),
and latching as described in section R5-2-4-6 shall be applied.
Failure of one of these steps, shall not mean that the other steps are
not executed. This may lead to duplicated messages.
R5-2-4-5-5 Step 4b: If the user selects “No”, a revocation of the original
Chat message shall not be triggered and an SMS shall not
be sent. The Chat message status shall be updated
according to the delivery status. The suggested messaging
service shall remain Chat. As long as the user stays within
the conversation thread, they shall not be asked again.
R5-2-4-6
SMS Latching: When sending a message to a known CFS contact, a
universal client shall by default propose to use 1-to-1 Chat. If during
the last message exchange the client had to fall-back to SMS and
there has been no indication since that the contact is RCS online again
(e.g. capability exchange or use of another RCS service), SMS shall
be used as the default messaging service. This means that once there
has been a fall-back to SMS, subsequent messages shall continue to
be sent as SMS until RCS availability is confirmed.
R5-2-4-6-1 SMS shall also be used whenever the client has already
fallen back to ‘SMS link’ for File Transfer: subsequent
messages shall continue to be sent as SMS until RCS
availability is confirmed (e.g. capability exchange or use of
another RCS service).
NOTE:
V1.0
The use of CFS for Chat and File Transfer is subject to users allowing it in
user settings (see section 18).
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Before sending a message, the A-Party messaging interface shall clearly
display whether a message will be sent as SMS or Chat.
R5-2-5-1
When opening the conversation or before entering the first character
of a message, the client logic shall propose the Messaging Service
(either SMS or Chat) to be used for that message.
R5-2-5-2
Before sending a message, the client shall indicate to the user whether
a message will be sent as SMS or 1-to-1 Chat.
R5-2-5-3
The user shall be able to change the proposed messaging service on
a per message and on a general basis.
NOTE 1:
Details of changing the proposed messaging service on a general basis are
specified in section US18-12.
NOTE 2:
Changing the proposed messaging service on a per message basis shall be
a “one click experience” on UI level.
US5-3
R5-2-5-4
A manual user selection of a Messaging Service during an active
conversation shall be persistent until either manually changed again
by the user or until the user navigates out of the conversation thread.
R5-2-5-5
The creation of a new conversation shall trigger the automatic
selection of the proposed Messaging Service.
Variant 2 - Seamless Messaging: As a user, I want to send a message without
knowing about the underlying technology / service that is being used to
convey my messages / file shares. I want the MNO to deliver the message the
best possible way to the intended recipient(s).
As a user, I don’t want my Messaging Application to show the Messaging
Service being used when messages are displayed in my inbox.
As a user, I want to fully rely on my MNO to convey the Messaging Service to
ensure quickest and most reliable message delivery.
V1.0
R5-3-1
The RCS client can be configured to automatically send RCS messages
when connected and registered for the RCS service.
R5-3-2
The RCS client will not show or visually indicate to the user the technology
/ service used to convey the message from the device.
R5-3-3
The MNO should interwork any RCS message sent from the RCS device
(regardless of technology / service) to ensure the best possible message
delivery to an intended recipient.
R5-3-4
The Seamless Messaging composer shall select RCS as the Messaging
and File Transfer Service when no network connection is available and not
registered for RCS services. These messages shall be queued for delivery
when the device is reconnected. The user shall be notified that these
messages are queued for delivery.
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NOTE:
When the device is connected to cellular coverage but not registered to the
RCS platform, the delivery mechanism from the Seamless Messaging App
shall be SMS.
All other RCS services will not be available.
R5-3-5-1
R5-3-6
NOTE:
R5-3-7
NOTE:
R5-3-8
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If the user selects other RCS services (non text messaging) when in
this mode these messages will be queued for delivery until the device
is reconnected. The user shall be notified that these messages are
queued for delivery.
When the device is connected to cellular coverage with data but not
registered to the RCS platform, the sending mechanism from the Seamless
Messaging App shall be xMS.
Restrictions in file size and -type for MMS apply.
When the device is registered for RCS services, the sending mechanism
from the Seamless Messaging App shall be RCS.
This shall also be valid for RCS messages/service to non-RCS enabled
contacts.
When the device is registered for RCS services and the sent RCS message
times out due to a loss of IP connectivity, the RCS client/application may
attempt to resend the RCS message in SMS mode without notifying the
user or the RCS client/application may visually display a message sent
error to the user.
Seamless Messaging - Selected Messaging Service
Connected to Cellular network
Yes
Yes
No
No
User A - Sender
Registered to RCS
Yes
No
Yes
No
Connected to Cellular network
User B - Receiver
n/a
Registered to RCS
Selected service
RCS
xMS*
RCS
RCS*
* On-device caching of unsent RCS messages/files required, and the user shall be informed.
Table 8: Table to explain and summarise static conditions for Seamless Messaging
US5-4
As a user, I want to send Messages to my contacts.
NOTE:
R5-4-1
Any RCS user shall be able to send a Message to Contacts in the contact
list or by entering the contact’s MSISDN.
R5-4-2
The user shall have the option to send a message at any time by entering
an existing chat conversation and continue.
NOTE:
V1.0
This document describes the Messaging Service functionality for contacts
on-net or on an Interconnected RCS service. Other contacts may have less
functionality available.
The 1-to-1 conversation has no visible end. Despite the way it is technically
realised, to the user it will always appear as a thread of messages to which
they can reply at any time. The user may switch to other screens any time
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during or after a chat without affecting the messaging history or the option to
resume the chat at a later time.
R5-4-3
US5-5
The messaging service that is used to convey the messages is determined
by either the ruleset of Integrated Messaging or the ruleset of Seamless
messaging.
R5-4-3-1
The MNO shall be free to choose either Integrated Messaging or
Seamless messaging.
R5-4-3-2
In Integrated Messaging, the user can influence the proposed
messaging service according to requirements under US18-12.
As a user, I want to see the status of my sent Messages.
R5-5-1
For A-Party, the following message states shall be supported:
R5-5-1-1
Message Pending: Transfer of the Message in progress (e.g. queuing
on device).
R5-5-1-2
Message Sent: confirmation that the message has been correctly
accepted by the A-Party’s network.
R5-5-1-3
Message Delivered: Confirmation that the message has been
delivered to the B-Party device.
R5-5-1-3-1 For legacy SMS messages sent from a device, Delivery
Notifications may be supported upon user choice or network
default configuration.
R5-5-1-4
For Integrated Messaging: If a message was delivered applying NFS,
the A-Party client shall be able to differentiate between a message that
was terminated as Chat and a message that was terminated as SMS.
For example, the user shall be able to understand whether or not to
expect a Delivery Notification.
R5-5-1-5
Message Displayed: When the message has been displayed in the
Chat view on the receiving device. As per US18-7 and the related
requirements, the user shall have the option to disable sending the
feedback that the message was displayed.
NOTE:
Message Displayed status may not be supported by all networks. Incoming
“displayed” notifications may be ignored by these networks and not
forwarded to the user.
R5-5-1-5-1 For legacy SMS messages sent from a device, appropriate
means shall be used to inform the user that “Message
Displayed” is not available (e.g. by greying out Display
Notification as soon as the Delivery Notification is
displayed).
R5-5-1-5-2 For Integrated Messaging: If a message was delivered
applying NFS, the A-Party client shall be able to differentiate
between a message that was terminated as Chat and a
message that was terminated as SMS. For example, the
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user shall be able to understand whether or not to expect a
Display Notification.
R5-5-1-6
US5-6
R5-5-2
If the sending device is offline at the time a notification is received,
notifications shall be updated once the sending device is online again.
R5-5-3
Aggregation of Display notifications may be done: if it was confirmed the
last message has been displayed, then all previously confirmed ‘delivered’
messages and files can be assumed displayed as well and the status may
be aggregated in the last known ‘displayed’ status notification.
R5-5-4
The ‘failed’ status notification shall never be aggregated but presented
separately to the user.
R5-5-5
Message states only apply to messages to recipients which do not blacklist
the sender. In case the sender is blacklisted, the valid sending message
states shall be “pending”, “sent”, “failed” and “delivered”.
As a user, I want to include small graphics into my Messages.
NOTE:
R5-6-1
NOTE:
US5-7
Small graphics can express mood, fun or icons to explain a thing or a status
in a graphical, easy to use and understandable manner. Examples are ,
,  and .
It shall be possible to add small graphics when creating a message by
adding from a selection of graphical elements in the messaging application.
Standards for conversion of text strings to Emoji are described in Annex
“Emoticon conversion table”, Annex A.3.
R5-6-2
It shall be possible to add a few basic small graphics when creating a
message by typing in the respective text string, separated by blank spaces
(e.g. “;-)“converts to ) or typing in the respective text string without blank
spaces if the string is the only characters of the message content.
R5-6-3
The graphical elements that are used may vary between implementations,
but the conveyed meaning must not be changed.
R5-6-4
Small graphics shall be displayed properly in any representation of the
messages on the user interface, which includes the conversation thread as
well as any notifications or previews of messages in pop-ups or dedicated
screens.
As a user, I want to see when the other party is currently writing a Message.
R5-7-1
NOTE:
V1.0
Message sending failed: The expected outcome of the operation could
not be confirmed by the network (in this case: Message Sent or
Message Delivered status notification has not been received) and the
device does not attempt to send the message anymore (Sending the
message may be re-triggered manually by the user).
The other party shall be able to see an “is typing” notification whenever
the creator of a message is typing.
Networks may not support “is typing” notification. In this case, networks may
ignore incoming “is typing” notifications.
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As a user, I want to ensure that my messages reach their destination as
reliably and quickly as possible.
As a user, I want to send text Messages to my contacts even when they’re
temporarily offline (e.g. device switched off). I expect them to receive these
Messages as soon as they can be terminated.
R5-8-1
Void
R5-8-2
The MNO shall ensure all 1-to-1 messages and related messaging
services originating from a device shall be conveyed in a manner that will
ensure the quickest delivery to the recipient.
R5-8-2-1
R5-8-3
NOTE:
US5-9
Store and Forward shall be available and provided by every RCS
Service Provider to host messages for its RCS users on the
terminating leg when these users are offline.
It shall be possible to send a message to a B-Party user when they are
offline.
If the B party receives the message using another service before reregistering to RCS, then the B-party shall not be notified of the message –
this avoids message duplication.
As a user, I want to receive text Messages from my contacts. As a user, I want
to see all messages and files exchanged with a contact in a single threaded
view.
As a user, I want a single environment for creating and viewing my messages,
covering a multitude of different services. By having this convenience, I don’t
have to change apps to carry out similar messaging tasks.
R5-9-1
Any RCS user shall be able to receive message(s) that are sent to them.
R5-9-2
Any message exchanged in the Chat Conversation shall be received
without any form of acceptance of the message.
NOTE:
R5-9-3
MMS may be restricted by user settings.
The user shall see any Messages and File Transfer events exchanged with
a single contact grouped into one Conversation thread.
R5-9-3-1
Any application allowed to manage (read, write, view) xMS on a device
shall also be allowed to manage (read, write, view) RCS messages.
Any application allowed to manage (read, write, view) RCS on a device
shall also be allowed to manage (read, write, view) xMS messages.
R5-9-3-2
Any application selected by the user as the default messaging
application shall manage xMS and RCS messages (incl. File
Transfer).
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If messages are received that exceed the number of characters that the
application is able to display properly, the application shall cut off
characters that cannot be displayed properly and inform the user about the
fact that only a part of the message can be displayed.
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US5-10 As a user, I want to be notified at any time my device receives a new Message.
I want notifications of rapidly sequenced incoming Messages intelligibly
aggregated and counted.
R5-10-1
On receiving a message, the user shall be notified.
R5-10-2
Rapid sequence of incoming Messages or File Transfers in one
Conversation shall be consolidated into one audible notification per
Conversation. Consolidation of visual notifications is not affected.
R5-10-3
The visual notification shall be permanently removed after the user has
opened the message or seen the file download (link).
US5-11 As a user, I want audible notifications in line with device settings.
R5-11-1
For audio notifications, device audio related settings shall prevail.
US5-12 As a user, I want to view my sent and received Messages in a time-based order.
R5-12-1
NOTE:
All messages exchanged 1-to-1 with the same contact shall be threaded in
the same thread in a timely order.
Where a contact has multiple phone numbers, then a thread should be
created for each phone number. The thread name should clearly show
which identity is in use (e.g. work, home and so on).
R5-12-2
The order of messages shall be in line with the order messages have been
sent and received on the device.
R5-12-3
Incoming and outgoing messages shall be displayed interlaced.
R5-12-4
Sent messages shall be inserted into the Conversation thread as they have
been sent.
US5-13 As a user, I want to see the timestamp associated with each of my sent and
received messages.
R5-13-1
The date and time associated with each chat message shall be displayed
adjusted to the current device date and time.
R5-13-1-1
This timestamp shall be generated for sent messages by the device in
a consistent way as timestamps are generated for other device
functions, e.g. SMS.
R5-13-1-2
Timestamps for received messages shall be based on the UTC
timestamp that comes with each message, aligned with the selected
device time zone.
US5-14 As a user, I want conversations which contain unread messages to be
differentiated from conversations that contain messages I have seen.
NOTE 1:
This requirement shall be valid for Messaging for Multi-Device as well.
NOTE 2:
Unseen files or file download notifications cover events that use File
Transfer as an enabler e.g. but not limited to, Geolocation Push, Audio
Messaging or vCard share.
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Conversations with unread messages or unseen files or file download
notifications shall be marked accordingly, e.g. by display of subject line in
bold font and / or an unread message counter.
R5-14-2
The visual notification shall be permanently removed after the user has
opened the message on any connected device (in case of multi device).
US5-15 As a user, I want to know who is participating in Chat Conversation at any
point in time.
R5-15-1
NOTE:
R5-15-2
If the sender of a message is not in my contact list, the sender’s RCS Alias
name, if available, shall be presented in addition to the sender’s MSISDN.
Representation of Alias names shall be differentiated from contact list
matches. The support of RCS Alias shall be MNO configurable.
The Alias (as specified in US18-2) is created by the message sender.
If neither contact name nor the RCS Alias are available, the B-Party shall
be represented by their MSISDN.
US5-16 As a user, I don’t want to feel restricted by Message size limits.
R5-16-1
NOTE:
Messages (incoming and outgoing) shall allow for up to 8192 bytes length.
MNO defined parameter.
US5-17 As a user, I want to exchange multi-media content in my Conversations (e.g.,
but not limited to: take an instant picture from camera and send from within
the chat).
NOTE:
R5-17-1
NOTE:
R5-17-2
NOTE:
R5-17-3
Details on multi-media content are covered in ‘File Transfer’, section 7.
The user shall be able to select and send Multi Media in Conversations.
Details on multi-media content share are covered in ‘File Transfer’, section
7.
The user shall be able to receive Multi Media in Conversations.
Details on ‘multi-media content share’ are covered in ‘File Transfer’, section
7.
The user shall be able to browse any media that was exchanged in the
particular 1-to-1 Conversation in an aggregated view.
US5-18 As a user, I want to maintain multiple Conversations in parallel.
R5-18-1
Multiple parallel conversations (with different recipients) and Group
conversations shall be supported at any given point in time.
US5-19 As a user, I want my messages backed up on Common Message Store which
is trusted and safe.
R5-19-1
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All Conversations may be stored on the network.
Details of that storage are at the individual MNO discretion.
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The MNO shall be able to determine the storage duration for messages on
the Common Message Store based on individual MNO parameters.
R5-19-3
In case the MNO deletes messages from the Common Message Store (e.g.
for capacity limitation) these messages shall not be deleted from local
consumer equipment.
US5-20 As a user, I want my device always be in sync with the messages stored on
the network.
R5-20-1
1-to-1 Messaging shall support storage on the network.
US5-21 As a user, I want to restore my Conversations from the Common Message
Store (e.g., but not limited to, after wiping device or purchasing a new device).
R5-21-1
The user shall have the option to restore Conversations from the Common
Message Store (e.g., but not limited to, in case of handset replacement or
automated local memory removal of messages on device to free up
memory space).
US5-22 As a user, I want to delete complete Conversations.
As a user, I want to select and delete single and multiple nonadjacent
messages in a conversation thread.
R5-22-1
NOTE:
Any Messages or entire conversations that have been deleted by the user
shall no longer be available on the Common Message Store.
Deletion on other devices of the same identity is described in ‘Messaging for
Multi-Device’, section 9.
US5-23 As a user, I want to switch to a voice or video call during a message
conversation - and return to the message conversation when the call is
finished.
R5-23-1
The user shall be able to receive a voice call when actively engaged in a
conversation and return to the message conversation when the voice call
was ended.
R5-23-2
The user shall be able to receive a video call when actively engaged in a
1-to-1 messaging conversation or Group Chat Conversation and return to
the conversation when the video call ends.
US5-24 As a user, I want the ability to share my current position or a selected location
with any of my contacts (RCS contacts or legacy non-RCS contacts) from the
1-to-1 Messaging Application.
NOTE 1:
Pre-requisite: The Geolocation Push Service relies on a map function on the
sending device that supports the RCS functionalities.
NOTE 2:
Pre-requisite: There is no intention to build positioning or map functions
within the RCS standard.
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The 1-to-1 messaging conversation shall be a service entry point to initiate
a Geolocation Push.
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R5-24-2
There may be other service entry points available on the device to initiate
a Geolocation Push (e.g. Contact Card, call log).
R5-24-3
The Geolocation Push Service should offer a ‘legacy mode’ to send
positions or locations to non-RCS recipients or recipients with RCS
versions that do not support Geolocation Push.
NOTE:
Legacy mode may be provided by a link to an online map display or a
‘screenshot’ with map picture.
R5-24-4
For Geolocation Push, the rules of Delivery Assurance as described in
section 0 shall apply if the MNO supports Integrated Messaging.
R5-24-5
If Geolocation Push is delivered using SMS, the recipient’s device shall be
able to detect that it’s a Geolocation Push and display that event as an
icon.
R5-24-5-1
The icon shall make visible to the user that they received a location.
R5-24-5-2
If the user selects the icon, the service shall be performed as if the
Geolocation Push would have been transferred as a RCS message.
US5-25 As a user, I want to view an automatically detected position on map and have
the ability to change this manually before sending.
R5-25-1
If the current position is to be sent, the location shall be automatically
detected and suggested to the end user.
R5-25-2
The user shall have the option to preview and correct the automatically
detected position on a map view before sending.
R5-25-3
The Geolocation Push Service shall support sending of a location from
other applications (e.g. mapping apps).
US5-26 As a user, I want to tag positions or locations with a text field.
R5-26-1
The user shall have the option to tag a position or location with a free text
field before sending.
US5-27 As a user, I want to receive positions / locations in a map view.
NOTE:
These functions are not provided by the RCS implementation.
R5-27-1
When receiving a position or location, the RCS Geolocation Push user shall
have the ability to see the position / location on a map.
R5-27-2
When receiving a position or location, the RCS Geolocation Push user shall
be able to see any tags that were added by the sender.
R5-27-3
When receiving a position or location, the legacy (non-RCS or RCS without
Geolocation Push Service) user should receive either a link that opens a
map application on the web, or a map image.
US5-28 As a user, I want to send many 1-to-1 messages and files by selecting multiple
recipients.
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The client shall make clear to the user the differences between multiple 1to-1 message and a Group Chat.
R5-28-2
The user shall be able to create a distribution list for multiple 1-to-1
messages.
R5-28-2-1
R5-28-3
The distribution list shall be available as a service entry point for
multiple 1-to-1 messages.
The user shall be able to create multiple 1-to-1 messages by selecting 1to-1 messaging and add more than one participant as recipients.
R5-28-3-1
A distribution list shall be created in this case.
R5-28-3-2
The distribution list of a multiple 1-to-1 message shall be stored on the
device and be accessible for the user after sending the message, e.g.
for sending another message or file instantly or later.
R5-28-3-3
The user shall be able to manage distribution lists for multiple 1-to-1
messages: Name distribution list (e.g. football team), add and remove
recipients, or delete an entire distribution list.
R5-28-4
All messages and files that are sent to a distribution list are treated on the
originating and terminating devices similar to explicit 1-to-1 messages or
file transfers.
R5-28-5
Recipients of messages sent to a distribution list are not aware of the other
recipients who are on the list and receive similar messages.
US5-29 As an MNO, I would like to control the use of multiple 1-to-1 messages.
R5-29-1
To prevent Spam distribution, the MNO shall be able to limit the list of
recipients.
R5-29-1-1
R5-29-2
The MNO shall be able to determine the messaging service(s) that are
used to convey multiple 1-to-1 message distribution.
R5-29-2-1
5.3
The MNO shall be able to set the possibility of unlimited participants.
The rules of Seamless Messaging and Integrated Messaging shall
apply if RCS is used to deliver messages.
Technical information
5.3.1
Overview
This section covers the functional requirements for the client to select and apply the service
behaviour specified in the previous section. For some services, the desired requirements
may be provided by multiple technologies. This section deals with the co-existence of the
technologies and specifies the selection rules taking into account the following services:

The 1-to-1 Messaging service can be provided based on:

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The RCS 1-to-1 Chat service following the Open Mobile Alliance (OMA)
Converged IP Messaging (CPM) technical realisation defined in section 3.3 of
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[RCC.07] and extended by functionality provided in this section. In order for
the RCS 1-to-1 Chat service to be used it shall be enabled by the service
provider via the configuration parameter CHAT AUTH as defined in section
5.3.7.2 and the client shall be registered in IMS. The client configuration
parameter CHAT MESSAGING TECHNOLOGY defined in sections A.1.4.3
and A.2.6 shall be set to 1. The client shall advertise the chat capability in
accordance with the definitions of sections 2.6.1.1.2 and 2.6.1.2.5.1 of
[RCC.07] based on the procedures specified in section 3.3. RCS 1-to-1 Chat
delivery is driven by Delivery assurance requirements described in section 5.2.
For the Service Providers that have deployed other RCS versions with RCS
Chat 1-to-1 service based on OMA SIMPLE IM procedures, deploying an OMA
SIMPLE IM to OMA CPM and vice versa interworking function will be needed.
The interworking procedures will be covered in a separate document.
NOTE:


As per section 3.3.4.3 of [RCC.07] and [RCC.11], there is no message
included in the SIP INVITE.
The RCS Standalone messaging service as defined in section 3.2 of
[RCC.07]. In order for the RCS Standalone messaging service to be used it
shall be enabled by the service provider via the configuration parameter
STANDALONE MSG AUTH as defined in sections A.1.4.3 and A.2.1 of
[RCC.07] and the client shall be registered in IMS.
The Short Messaging Service as defined in [3GPP TS 23.040] or the Short
Messaging Service over IP as defined in IR.92.
This profile assumes that the Service Provider deploys one of the following options with
regards to enabled RCS 1-to-1 messaging technologies:
1. Only RCS Standalone messaging service is enabled (i.e. STANDALONE MSG AUTH
set to 1) or
2. Only RCS 1-to-1 Chat service is enabled (CHAT AUTH is set to 1) or
3. RCS 1-to-1 Chat and RCS Standalone messaging service are enabled (i.e.
STANDALONE MSG AUTH is set to 1 and CHAT AUTH is set to 1)
NOTE:

The Geolocation Push service can be provided based on:

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For Service Providers that deploy the first option in combination with the
Group Chat service (i.e. GROUP CHAT AUTH is set to 1) and choose to
interwork with Service Providers that deploy the second option through
interworking their RCS Standalone messages to an RCS 1-to-1 Chat
session and vice versa, an interworking function will be deployed. The
implementation of the interworking procedures is for further study.
The RCS Geolocation Push service realised as defined in section 3.10 of
[RCC.07]. In order for the RCS Geolocation Push service to be used it shall be
enabled by the service provider via the configuration parameter PROVIDE
GEOLOC PUSH as defined in sections A.1.8 and A.2.1 of [RCC.07] and the client
shall be registered in IMS.
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The 1-to-Many Messaging service can be provided based on the services listed
under the 1-to-1 Messaging service.


If the RCS Standalone messaging service is enabled, the 1-to-Many Messaging
service is provided based on the procedures described in [RCC.11].
Otherwise, if the RCS Standalone messaging service is not enabled, the 1-toMany Messaging service is provided as 1-to-1 Messaging service per single
recipient.
The 1-to-Many messaging service is enabled if the MAX 1 TO MANY RECIPIENTS
configuration parameter defined in section 5.3.7 is present with a value other than
"0"..
5.3.2
Network Fallback Support Capability
Delivery Assurance in this profile relies on a capability indication mechanism during the
initiation of a 1-to-1 Chat session (see section 5.3.3.3). The capability indication is used by
the network to indicate which fallback mechanism shall be applied for messages sent by a
client in this 1-to-1 chat session. The capability indication is used by the network to indicate
its support for either


the network fallback procedure, where the network is responsible for providing the
fallback (also called Network Fallback to SMS, or NFS), or
the message revocation, where the client is responsible for the fallback (also called
Client Fallback to SMS or CFS).
The indication is provided by the feature tags defined in Table 9.
tag
Description
+g.gsma.rcs.msgrevoke
Message Revocation is supported (as defined
in section 3.3.4.1.10.3 of [RCC.07])
+g.gsma.rcs.msgfallback
Network interworking is supported
Table 9: Feature tags used to indicate network support for chat fallback mechanisms
Only one of the network indications defined in Table 9 can be present in a 1-to-1 Chat
session, i.e. they are mutually exclusive.
The indication and the support of a network fallback mechanism is mandatory in the profile
defined in this document. This includes service provider deployments supporting termination
of 1-to-1 Chat sessions only.
If the network indicates support of network fallback, the network shall take responsibility for
delivering the message using the most suitable path. Therefore if the terminating network
has provided this indication the client shall not apply procedures to monitor the delivery of
chat messages and fallback.
When the CHAT REVOKE TIMER is set to a value higher than 0 and the network indicated
capability is message revocation, the client shall apply procedures to monitor the delivery of
chat messages and fallback. For integrated messaging configured clients (i.e. MESSAGING
UX set to 1), the SMS fallback shall be enabled on the client based on the MESSAGING
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FALLBACK DEFAULT client configuration parameter and user selection. For seamless
messaging configured clients (i.e. MESSAGING UX is set to 0), there is no user
authorisation required for the SMS fallback.
When SMS latching is triggered, the client shall cache this event for future interactions with
this contact unless Chat service is re-selected. This cached information shall affect the
capability exchange triggers (see section 3.3) and the messaging technology selection (see
section 5.3.3.1).
When the CHAT REVOKE TIMER parameter is set to 0 or the SMS fallback is disabled on
the client and the network indicated capability is message revocation then the client
behaviour is based on the terminating network chat delivery policies (e.g. store and forward
will be applied if the recipient cannot be reached).
NOTE:
5.3.3
5.3.3.1
For Standalone Messaging, it is assumed that both the originating and the
terminating network will offer interworking to xMS, where the former is used
when sending a Standalone Message to a non-RCS user or a user of an
operator with whom no interworking agreement for Standalone Messaging is
offered. The latter option would be used towards RCS users who's primary
device is offline, but reachable. This is considered to be providing the
delivery assurance for Standalone Messaging.
Client behaviour
Technology selection rules
1-to-1 Messaging service
The technology selected for the first message in a 1-to-1 Conversation shall be based on:


the RCS 1-to-1 messaging technologies enabled i.e. RCS Standalone messaging
and/or RCS 1-to-1 Chat.
the chat capability of the contact (i.e. based on the last capability exchange that was
executed according to the triggers defined in section 3)
The technology selection rules apply for the case where the originating client is registered for
RCS services. If the client is not registered for RCS services specific handling is applied
based on the MESSAGING UX client configuration parameter setting.
If RCS 1-to-1 Chat is disabled and RCS Standalone messaging is enabled then RCS
Standalone messaging is the selected technology.
If RCS 1-to-1 Chat is enabled and RCS Standalone messaging is disabled then


if the recipient supports the RCS Chat service then the RCS 1-to-1 Chat service is the
selected technology for the initiation of a conversation, otherwise
if the recipient does not support the RCS Chat service then SMS is the selected
technology
If both RCS 1-to-1 Chat and RCS Standalone messaging are enabled then
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if the recipient supports the RCS 1-to-1 Chat service then the RCS 1-to-1 Chat
service is the selected technology for the initiation of a conversation, otherwise
if the recipient does not support the RCS 1-to-1 Chat service then RCS Standalone
messaging is the selected technology.
If the RCS 1-to-1 Chat Messaging technology is selected for a 1-to-1 conversation, the
technology may change during the conversation based on the network fallback procedures
defined in this document.
If the RCS 1-to-1 Chat Messaging technology and the initiation of a RCS 1-to-1 Chat session
fails then the client shall


send an RCS Standalone message if RCS Standalone Messaging is enabled,
otherwise
send a SMS.
If the RCS 1-to-1 Chat Messaging technology is selected for a 1-to-1 conversation and
sending of a RCS 1-to-1 Chat message fails with one of the following MSRP response codes



400 request was unintelligible
403 attempted action is not allowed
501 recipient does not understand the request method
the client shall


send an RCS Standalone message if RCS Standalone Messaging is enabled,
otherwise
send a SMS.
If the RCS Standalone messaging service is selected for a 1-to-1 conversation, originating or
terminating network fallback may be applied based on Service provider policies.
If the RCS Standalone messaging service is selected and sending an RCS Standalone
message returns an one of the following responses:




380
408
486
487
Alternative Service
Request Timeout
Busy Here
Request Terminated
the client shall immediately resend the message as an xMS. For other error responses the
client will retry the message before falling back to xMS..
Table 10 provides an overview of the technology selection and fallback scenariosen for 1-to1 messaging conversations.
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technologies
Terminating
network chat
fallback
mechanism
indicated
Non -RCS
recipient
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RCS recipient
with Chat
capability
RCS recipient
with no Chat
capability
RCS
Standalone
messaging
only
N/A
RCS Standalone
messaging
RCS Standalone
messaging
RCS Standalone
messaging
RCS 1-to-1
Chat
Messaging
only
Revocation
supported
SMS
RCS 1-to-1 Chat
Messaging
unless latched to
SMS
SMS
Interworking
supported
SMS
RCS 1-to-Chat
Messaging
SMS
Revocation
supported
RCS Standalone
messaging
RCS 1-to-1 Chat
Messaging
unless latched to
SMS
RCS Standalone
messaging
Interworking
supported
RCS Standalone
messaging
RCS 1-to-1 Chat
Messaging
RCS Standalone
messaging
RCS 1-to-1
Chat and RCS
Standalone
messaging
Table 10: Messaging technology selection for 1-to-1 conversation initiation when A
party is online
Geolocation Push service
If the RCS Geolocation Push service is enabled (i.e. PROVIDE GEOLOC PUSH is set to 1)
and the Chat service is enabled (i.e. CHAT AUTH is set to 1), the client shall follow the
procedures defined in section 3.10 of [RCC.07]:
If a message for RCS Geolocation Push is subject to delivery assurance as defined in this
document, the client shall apply the procedures defined in section 5.3.6. If a message for
RCS Geolocation Push is subject to delivery assurance as defined in this document and the
receiver does not support the procedures defined in section 5.3.6, the client shall send the
location based on the rules defined in section 5.3.3.1.1:


Selecting an RCS Standalone message if RCS Standalone Messaging is enabled,
otherwise
Selecting an SMS.
If the RCS Geolocation Push service is enabled (i.e. PROVIDE GEOLOC PUSH is set to 1),
the RCS 1-to-1 Chat service is disabled (i.e. CHAT AUTH is set to "0") and the RCS
Standalone messaging service is enabled, the regular Geolocation Push service defined in
section 3.10 of [RCC.07] cannot be used due to its dependency on Chat. Therefore the
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location information shall be sent as a text message based on the technology selection rules
described in 5.3.3.1.1. For the format of the message, the procedures defined in section
5.3.6 shall be applied (i.e. it shall depend on whether the recipient indicated the Geolocation
Push via SMS capability defined in section 5.3.6.2).
For sending location information towards non RCS users, the 1-to-1 Messaging technology
selection rules towards non-RCS users defined in section 5.3.3.1.1 shall apply.
1-to-Many messaging service
The availibity of the 1-to-Many messaging service and the maximum number of participants
allowed for 1-to-Many messaging services shall be controlled by the MAX 1 TO MANY
RECIPIENTS parameter defined in section 5.3.7. The MAX 1 TO MANY RECIPIENTS
configuration parameter is applicable regardless of which technology is selected.
If the RCS Standalone messaging service is enabled, the RCS Standalone message service
shall be selected based on procedures described in in sections 7.2.1 and 9.1 of [RCC.11] for
sending a CPM Standalone Message to an ad-hoc group whereby the client shall set the
copyControl attribute for all recipients to “BCC”.
If the RCS Standalone messaging service is not enabled, the technology selected for the
many 1-to-1 messaging services is based on the 1 TO MANY SELECTED TECHNOLOGY
client configuration parameter value (see section 5.3.7.1). If the Chat service is selected via
the 1 TO MANY SELECTED TECHNOLOGY configuration parameter, the procedures for
technology selection and delivery assurance apply on a single recipient basis as defined for
the RCS 1-to-1 Chat service.
5.3.3.2
Chat Fallback Mechanism management
When initiating a 1-to-1 Chat session, the client complying with this profile shall monitor the
delivery of the messages exchanged in the session based on the feature tags defined in
Table 9:

If a SIP 200 OK response is received as final response, the client shall behave as
follows based on the presence or absence of the feature tags defined in section
5.3.2.2.


V1.0
If the Contact header in the 200 OK response included the message revocation
feature tag defined in section 5.3.2.2while the CHAT REVOKE TIMER client
configuration parameter is configured with the value 0 or if applicable the SMS
fall-back is disabled on the client, the client shall assume delivery for any
messages based on the terminating network delivery policies (e.g. store and
forward will be applied if the recipient cannot be reached).
If the Contact header in the 200 OK response includes the message revocation
feature tag defined insection 5.3.2.2, the CHAT REVOKE TIMER client
configuration parameter is set to a value higher than 0 and if applicable the SMS
fall-back is enabled on the client, the client shall apply monitoring of the delivery
for any messages sent within the session as defined in section 3.3.4.1.10.1.1 of
[RCC.07] (i.e. through a timer based on the CHAT REVOKE TIMER client
configuration parameter).
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If the message revocation feature tag defined in section 5.3.2.2 is absent in the
Contact header of the 200 OK response, then the client shall not monitor the
delivery of any messages that it sends in the Chat session.
For a client invited to a 1-to-1 Chat session (excluding a session for delivering stored
messages or notifications), behaviour shall be as follows:
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5.3.3.3
If the Contact header field included in the SIP INVITE request included the message
revocation feature tag defined in section 5.3.2.2 while the CHAT REVOKE TIMER
client configuration parameter is configured with the value 0 or if applicable SMS fallback is disabled on the client, the client shall assume the delivery of any messages
that it sends in the Chat session according to the terminating network delivery policies
(e.g. store and forward will be applied if the recipient cannot be reached).
If the Contact header in the SIP INVITE request includes the message revocation
feature tag defined in section 5.3.2.2and the CHAT REVOKE TIMER client
configuration parameter is set to a value higher than 0 and if applicable SMS fall-back
is enabled on the client, the client shall monitor the delivery of any messages that it
sends in the Chat session as defined in section 3.3.4.1.10.1.1 of [RCC.07] (i.e.
through a timer based on the CHAT REVOKE TIMER client configuration parameter).
If the message revocation feature tag defined in section 5.3.2.2 is absent in the
Contact header of the SIP INVITE request, then the client shall not monitor the
delivery of the messages that it sends in the Chat session.
Procedures for Client SMS Fall-back
If according to the procedures defined in section 5.3.3.2 the client runs for messages in a
conversation a timer based on the CHAT REVOKE TIMER client configuration parameter
and the client receives "delivery" disposition notifications for all messages in the
conversation, then the client shall stop the timer.
The client shall start a timer based on the CHAT REVOKE TIMER client configuration
parameter for the next message sent in the conversation considering the message
revocation capability indicated in accordance with the procedures defined in section 5.3.3.2.
1. If the timer based on the CHAT REVOKE TIMER client configuration parameter is running
for at least one conversation and if
a. the client registers in IMS successfully due to a previous de-registration (e.g.
due to user setting or data-off) and if the value of the RECONNECT GUARD
TIMER configuration parameter defined in section 5.3.7 is not set to "0", then
the client shall start the reconnection guard timer with the value provided in the
RECONNECT GUARD TIMER configuration parameter defined in section
5.3.7, or
b. the client re-connects to the Proxy Call Session Control Function (P-CSCF)
due to a previous loss of connection to the P-CSCF and if the value of the
RECONNECT GUARD TIMER configuration parameter defined in section 5.3.7
is not set to "0", then the client shall start the reconnection guard timer with the
value provided in the RECONNECT GUARD TIMER configuration parameter
defined in section 5.3.7.
c. The reconnect guard timer shall start if
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i. a success response is received from the network for an initial
registration or re-registration resulting from the client procedures to reconnect to the P-CSCF, otherwise
ii. at the time of P-CSCF connection re-gain.
If the timer based on the CHAT REVOKE TIMER client configuration parameter expires,
then processing commences with step 3.
The client shall check whether the reconnection guard timer is running. If yes, then
processing commences with step 5, otherwise processing commences with step 4.
If the client
a. is not registered in IMS due to missing data connection (e.g. data off, loss of
connection to the P-CSCF and registration expired), then the client shall wait
until data connection is regained.
b. If the data connection is regained then the client shall send an initial registration
as per procedures of section 2.4 of [RCC.07].
c. has stored a valid IMS registration but it has previously detected a loss of
connection to the P-CSCF, then the client shall wait until data connection is
regained.
If the data connection is regained
i. and the IMS registration is valid (e.g. registration is not expired, the
client IP address did not change, access network did not change), then
the client shall send a re-registration as per procedures of section 2.4
of [RCC.07].
ii. and the IMS registration is not valid (e.g. registration is expired, the
client IP address did change), then the client shall send an initial
registration as per procedures of section 2.4 of [RCC.07].
If the initial registration or the re-registration is successful, then
iii. if the value of the RECONNECT GUARD TIMER configuration
parameter defined in section 5.3.7 is set to "0" then processing
commences with step 6.
iv. otherwise, the client shall start the reconnection guard timer with the
value provided in the RECONNECT GUARD TIMER configuration
parameter defined in section 5.3.7. Processing commences with step
5.
d. otherwise, in all other cases where the client is registered in IMS, processing
commences in step 6.
If the reconnection guard timer is running and
a. if "delivery" disposition notifications have been received for all messages in the
conversation, then the reconnection guard timer shall be stopped by the client.
The client shall stop the message fall-back processing.
b. if the client detects a loss of connection to the P-CSCF or it is de-registered,
the reconnection guard timer is stopped and processing commences with step
4
c. If the reconnection guard timer expires the processing commences with step 6.
The client shall verify whether connectivity for sending SMS messages exists. If
connectivity for sending of SMS messages exists, then processing commences with step
7. Otherwise, the client
a. shall wait until connectivity for SMS is regained again.
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b. If the connection to the P-CSCF is lost or the client is de-registered from IMS
while waiting for connectivity for sending of SMS messages, the client shall
stop waiting for SMS connectivity and continue processing in step 4.
c. If "delivery" disposition notifications have been received for all messages in the
conversation, then the client shall stop waiting for SMS connectivity. The client
shall stop the SMS fall-back processing.
d. Once connectivity for sending SMS is regained, then processing commences
with step 7.
7. If a user authorisation is required for the SMS fall-back for this conversation, then the client
shall invoke a user interaction. Otherwise processing commences with step 8.
a. If the client receives "delivery" disposition notifications for all messages in the
conversation, then the client shall abort the user interaction and stop the
message fall-back processing.
b. If the user interaction results in the user authorisation of the SMS fall-back, then
the procedure commences with step 4. The client shall retain the user
authorisation of the SMS fall-back for the subsequent processing, i.e. the client
shall not invoke the user interaction again.
c. If the user interaction results in rejection of the message fall-back, then the
client shall stop message fall-back processing.
8. The client shall create a Message Revoke request for the oldest chat message of the
conversation for which no "delivery" disposition notification has been received and which
has not been processed for SMS fall-back. The client shall send the Message Revoke
request to the network. Message revocation shall be implemented as defined in section
5.3.5 of this document. If the value of the configuration parameter CFS TRIGGER defined
in section 5.3.7
a. is set to "1", then
i. if the Message Revocation request fails due to loss of connection to the
P-CSCF, then the client shall continue processing with step 4.
ii. if the client receives a success response (200 OK) to the Message
Revoke request, then the client shall
1. start an operation timer to supervise the processing of the
Message Revocation, otherwise
2. not send a fall-back SMS and consider the chat message as
processed for SMS fall-back. The client shall continue with the
procedure in step 8 until all messages in the conversation have
been processed.
iii. If the client receives a "delivery" disposition notification for the message
to be revoked, it shall stop SMS fall-back handling.
iv. If the client receives a Message Revocation response from the network
with a "success" result, then the client shall stop the operation timer and
shall send the fall-back SMS following the procedures for fall-back
according to the type of message (e.g. chat message, file transfer).
v. If the client receives a Message Revocation response from the network
with a "failure" result, then the client shall stop the operation timer and
shall not send the fall-back SMS and consider the chat message as
processed for SMS fall-back. The client shall continue with the
procedure in step 8 until all messages in the conversation have been
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vi. If the client detects a loss of connection to the P-CSCF or the client is
de-registered from IMS (e.g. due to user settings), then the client shall
stop the operation timer and shall send the fall-back SMS following the
procedures for fall-back according to the type of message (e.g. chat
message, file transfer). If there is at least one message in the
conversation for which no "delivery" notification has been received and
which has not been processed for SMS fall-back the client shall
continue processing with step 4, otherwise is shall stop SMS fall-back
handling.
vii. If the operation timer expires then the client shall send the fall-back
SMS following the procedures for fall-back according to the type of
message (e.g. chat message, file transfer).
viii. If submission of the SMS to the network fails (e.g. no SMS connectivity),
then the client shall suspend the processing of SMS fall-back and apply
the client procedures for the handling of failed SMS message
submissions.
ix. If the submission of the SMS is confirmed by the network with a success
response, then the client shall consider the chat message as processed
for SMS fall-back. The client shall trigger SMS latching and cache this
status for the contact. The client shall continue with the procedure in
step 8 until all messages in the conversation have been processed.
x. If the submission of the SMS is rejected by the network with a failure
response, then the client shall stop processing of the SMS fall-back and
apply the client procedures for the handling rejected SMS message
submissions
b. is set to "0" or is not present then the client shall send the fall-back SMS
following the procedures for fall-back according to the type of message (e.g.
chat message, file transfer) and the Message Revoke request at the same time.
i. If the Message Revoke request fails due to loss of connection to the PCSCF and there is at least one message in the conversation for which
no "delivery" notification has been received and which has not been
processed for SMS fall-back, then the client shall continue processing
with step 4, otherwise the client shall stop processing of SMS fall-back.
ii. If submission of the SMS to the network fails (e.g. no SMS connectivity),
then the client shall suspend the processing of SMS fall-back and apply
the client procedures for the handling failed SMS message
submissions.
iii. If the submission of the SMS is confirmed by the network with a success
response, then the client shall consider the chat message as processed
for SMS fall-back. The client shall trigger SMS latching and cache this
status for the contact. The client shall continue with the procedure in
step 8 until all messages in the conversation have been processed.
iv. If the submission of the SMS is rejected by the network with a failure
response, then the client shall stop processing of the SMS fall-back and
apply the client procedures for the handling rejected SMS message
submissions.
v. The outcome of the Message Revocation operation does not alter the
processing requirements of the client with regard to SMS fall-back.
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However the client may need to inspect the outcome of the Message
Revocation operation to satisfy the requirements for the presentation of
the message status to the user.
5.3.3.4
Disposition Notifications
For the messages sent in a Chat session, the client shall request in the Instant Message
Disposition Notification (IMDN) Common Profile for Instant Messaging (CPIM) header an
Interworking Disposition Notification as defined in Appendix O of [RCC.11], if during the
setup of the session the terminating network has indicated support for interworking using the
corresponding feature tag defined in Table 9. As defined in [RCC.07], the client shall also
request a Delivery and a Display notification.
When receiving an Interworking Disposition Notification as defined in Appendix O of
[RCC.11], the client shall consider the message to have been delivered and interworked.
The client shall thus not assume that a Delivery and a Display notification will follow.
5.3.4
Network Behaviour
5.3.4.1
Chat Fallback Mechanism Management
Service Providers supporting the RCS 1-to-1 Chat service as defined in section 5.3.1 shall
support network fallback. This profile assumes that the fallback is performed in the network
serving the recipient of the message. RCS 1-to-1 Chat Fallback in the network serving the
sender of the message is out of the scope of this document. The following procedures shall
be implemented:
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When handling an SIP INVITE request for a 1-to-1 Chat session, if the messaging
server in the originating network supports the client fallback delivery assurance
procedure, then it shall add either the message revocation feature tag as defined in
section 5.3.3.2 in the Contact header field of the SIP INVITE request sent towards the
terminating client based on the chat fallback mechanism that is supported. If the the
messaging server in the originating network supports the network fallback delivery
assurance procedure as defined in section 5.3.3.2 no additional actions are required
when handling an SIP INVITE request for a 1-to-1 Chat session.
When handling an SIP INVITE request for a 1-to-1 Chat session, the messaging
server in the terminating network supports the client fallback delivery assurance
procedure procedure it, then it shall add either the message revocation feature tag as
defined in section 5.3.3.2 in the Contact header field in every 200 OK to the SIP
INVITE request sent towards the originating client. If the the messaging server in the
terminating network supports the network fallback delivery assurance procedure
procedure as defined in section 5.3.3.2 no additional actions are required when
handling an SIP INVITE request for a 1-to-1 Chat session.
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Providers that enable only RCS 1-to-1 Chat service (option 2) by deploying
RCS Standalone message to RCS 1-to-1 Chat session interworking function
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The terminating network shall always return a SIP 200 OK response to a SIP INVITE request
for 1-to-1 chat session since the network takes responsibility for delivering the message in
the best way possible regardless of the connectivity status of the client.
If the terminating network supports Message Revocation, this shall be implemented as
defined in section 5.3.5 of this document.
5.3.4.2
Indicate delivery as SMS
When a network complying with this profile supports interworking and it delivers the
message through interworking to SMS, it shall generate an interworking notification as
defined in Appendix O of [RCC.11] when such a notification was requested in the IMDN
Disposition-Notification CPIM header of the message that was interworked. In that case, the
network shall not generate a Delivery disposition notification. If IMDN Disposition-Notification
CPIM header didn’t include a request for an interworking notification, the network shall
generate a Delivery Notification instead.
NOTE:
5.3.5
Since according to section 5.3.3.4 a client complying with this profile will
always have requested an interworking notification, this requirement to
generate a regular Delivery notification is intended to support clients of
previous RCS versions.
Chat Message revocation
Message Revocation shall be implemented as defined in section 3.3.4.1.10 of [RCC.07], but
only the client of the sender of the message shall initiate the MessageRevoke request.
Section 3.3.4.1.10.1.2 of [RCC.07] for MessageRevoke requests sent by the Messaging
Server is not applicable. Additional clarifications and requirements apply:
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The Service Provider policy defined in section 3.3.4.1.10.1.1 of [RCC.07], to send
Message Revoke requests in the case that a 486 Busy Here response is received
does not apply. Instead the client shall initiate a Message Revoke request based on
the procedures described in section 5.3.3.2.
Message revocation is applicable for chat messages used for File Transfer via HTTP
as defined in section 7 or Geolocation Push as defined in section 5.3.6 if an
appropriate fallback mechanism is applicable for the message.
Message Revoke requests and MessageRevokeResponse requests are not sent with
CPIM headers, and a delivery and/or displayed notification shall not be requested.
There is no store and forward for the Message Revoke requests and the
MessageRevokeResponse requests.
For the Message Revoke request section 3.3.4.1.10.1.1 of [RCC.07] applies. The
client shall send a SIP MESSAGE request according to the rules and procedures of
[RCC.11] with the clarifications listed here. In this SIP MESSAGE request, the client:
1. shall include an Accept-Contact header field with the CPM IMS Communication
Service Identifier (ICSI) for Session Mode Messaging similarly to the case for
IMDNs carried in SIP MESSAGE requests;
2. shall add a dedicated Accept-Contact header field carrying the Message Revoke
feature tag defined in section 3.3.4.1.10.3 of [RCC.07] along with the require and
explicit parameters;
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3. shall include the Content-Type header field with the value set to the message
revocation content-type application/vnd.gsma.rcsrevoke+xml, as described in
section 3.3.4.1.10.4 of [RCC.07];
4. shall include the address of the originating RCS Client that has been
authenticated as per [RCC.11];
5. shall include a User-Agent header field as specified in [RCC.11];
6. shall set the Request-URI of the Message Revoke request to the address of the
target contact of the message that is requested to be revoked;
7. shall not include the device identifier of the original sender of the message in the
MessageRevokeResponse request;
8. shall set the body of the Message Revoke request, as follows:
a. The <Message-ID> element set to the value of the imdn.message-ID of the
original message that is requested to be revoked,
b. The <From> element set to the URI of the sender of the message,
c. The <To> element set to the URI of the recipient of the message.
9. Similar to section 5.4 of [RCC.11] for IMDNs, shall include the same
Conversation-ID and Contribution-ID header field values used for the message
being revoked.
10. shall send the SIP MESSAGE request according to the rules and procedures of
[RCC.11].
For the MessageRevokeResponse request section 3.3.4.1.10.2 of [RCC.07] applies.
The Messaging Server shall send a SIP MESSAGE request according to the rules
and procedures of [RCC.11] with the clarifications listed here. In this SIP MESSAGE
request, the Messaging Server handling the Message Revoke request:
1. shall include an Accept-Contact header field with the CPM ICSI for Session Mode
Messaging similarly to the case for IMDNs carried in SIP MESSAGE requests;
2. shall add a dedicated Accept-Contact header field carrying the Message Revoke
feature tag defined in section 3.3.4.1.10.3 of [RCC.07] without the require and
explicit parameters;
3. shall include the Content-Type header field with the value set to the message
revocation content-type application/vnd.gsma.rcsrevoke+xml as described in
section 3.3.4.1.10.4 of [RCC.07];
4. shall include the address of the intended recipient RCS Client, where the
Messaging Server initiates the MessageRevokeResponse on behalf of the
intended recipient that has been authenticated as per [RCC.11];
5. shall include a User-Agent header field of the Messaging Server as specified in
[RCC.11];
6. shall set the Request-URI of the MessageRevokeResponse request to the
address of the contact that sent the message that is requested to be revoked;
7. shall set the body of the MessageRevokeResponse request, as follows:
a. The <Message-ID> element set to the value of the imdn.message-ID of the
original message that is requested to be revoked,
b. The <From> element set to the URI of the sender of the message,
c. The <To> element set to the URI of the recipient of the message,
d. The <result> element set to the revoke result;
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8. Similar to section 5.4 of [RCC.11] for IMDNs, shall include the same
Conversation-ID and Contribution-ID header field values used for the message
being revoked.
9. shall send the SIP MESSAGE request according to the rules and procedures of
[RCC.11].
For chat messages that are under retry delivery attempt due to Messaging Server
store and forward functionality, the result of the MessageRevokeResponse shall be
“failed”.
The client shall ignore any MessageRevokeResponse request for chat messages that
it does not recognize based on the Message-ID (corner case).
Geolocation Push Fallback
Registration
A client supporting the rendering of the user data of a short message for Geolocation Push
as defined in section 5.3.6.2 and the procedures for "geo" URI defined in section 5.3.6.4
shall add the feature tag defined in Table 11 in the Contact header field of the SIP
REGISTER requests that it initiates.
5.3.6.2
Geolocation Push via SMS Capability
Based on SIP OPTIONS
A client supporting this profile shall add the feature tag defined in Table 11 in the Contact
header field of the SIP OPTIONS requests and responses.
RCS service
Tag
Geolocation Push via
SMS
+g.3gpp.iari-ref="urn%3Aurn-7%3A3gppapplication.ims.iari.rcs.geosms"
Table 11: SIP OPTIONS tag for Geolocation Push via SMS
Based on Presence
A client supporting this profile shall include in the capabilities that announces in the
Presence document the following capability:
Geolocation Push via SMS
Service-id: +g.3gpp.iari-ref=org.3gpp.urn:urn-7:3gpp-application.ims.iari.rcs.geosms
Version: 1.0
Contact address type: tel / SIP URI
5.3.6.3
Geolocation Push URI for fallback
A client supporting Geolocation Push fallback shall be able to
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generate, using RCS Location information data, and
resolve and render
a “geo” URI according to [RFC5870].
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For the purpose of Geolocation Push fallback the "geo" URI format of [RFC5870] is
extended by a new parameter to carry a "label". The usage of the "label" parameter shall
follow the definitions for the "label" in Geolocation Push defined in section 3.10 of [RCC.07].
"Geo" URI parameters extending [RFC5870] are defined in Table 12.
Parameter
Value Restriction
Value Definition
rcs-l
Constrained
Contains a label that can be used
to tag the nature of the location
(e.g. indicate that it's the home or
provide an address, name of
restaurant, etc.) in the context of
Geolocation Push. If the label
parameter is absent, the location
that is shared is assumed to be
the sharing users own position.
NOTE: non ASCII and reserved
characters
have
to
be
represented
using
percent
encoding in accordance with
[RFC5870].
Table 12: "geo" URI Parameter Extensions
Note:
5.3.6.4
It is recommended that implementations ensure that the maximum length of
the URLs does not exceed the length of the user data of one short message.
Sender procedures
If the originating client decides to fallback to SMS for a Geolocation Push message and the
recipient supports Geolocation Push via SMS as indicated by the capability defined in
section 5.3.6.2 then the sender client shall use the position and the label of the RCS
Location information data sent in the Geolocation Push message and generate a "geo" URI
as defined in section 5.3.6.3.
5.3.6.5
Receiver procedures
On reception of a SMS message, the client shall parse the user data of the message.
If the user data contains a "geo" URI as defined in [RFC5870], then the client shall apply the
UX procedures defined for suppression and replacement of the "geo" URI string. The client
shall apply the rules for the presence and absence of the "label" via the "geo" URI extension
defined in section 5.3.6.3 in accordance with the definitions of section 3.10 of [RCC.07].
5.3.6.6
Network Procedures for Fall Back for Geolocation Push
The procedures in the network for fallback for Geolocation Push are network internal and
therefore outside of the scope of this document. However, to facilitate a solution at a later
time, as specified in section 5.3.6.1 the User Equipment (UE) shall include the IMS
Application Reference Identifier (IARI) defined in Table 11 in the Contact header field of the
SIP REGISTER request along with the rest of the feature tags the UE is required to include,
as described in [RCC.07]. The format of the SMS messages sent shall follow the format
defined for the client-based fallback described in section 5.3.6.4.
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Configuration Parameters
New configuration parameters
To provide the required MNO control of the 1-to-1 Messaging behaviour, the following
parameters are added to those that are available in [RCC.07], [RCC.14] and [RCC.15]:
Configuration
parameter
Description
RCS usage
MESSAGING UX
This parameter controls whether the UX for messaging
shall be the seamless messaging (0, default value) or
the integrated messaging experience (1)
Optional
Parameter
NOTE: When receiving a provisioning document from a
legacy network, this parameter is not provided resulting
in the default behaviour.
USER ALIAS AUTH
This parameter controls whether the client is authorised
to offer the user alias function to the user. The following
values are defined:
Optional
Parameter
The client is not authorised for user alias handling. The
client shall not offer the user a Ux to manage the user
alias used for RCS services. For mobile originated RCS
transactions, the client shall never add a user alias as
defined in section 2.5.3.4 of [RCC.07]. If the client
receives a user alias as defined in section 2.5.3.4 of
[RCC.07] in a mobile terminated RCS transaction, the
client shall discard the value, i.e. it is neither displayed to
the user nor stored in the communication history.
The client is authorized to offer the user functions
related to the user alias handling (default). The
definitions of [RCC.07], specifically section 2.5.3.4, and
the user alias related functional requirements of this
document apply.
MESSAGING
FALLBACK
DEFAULT
This parameter is applicable only when MESSAGING
UX is set to 1 and CHAT REVOKE TIMER is set to a
value higher than 0. It controls the default setting for the
client switch controlling the user dialog when according
to the rules in section 5.2 an RCS 1 to 1 Chat message
or RCS Geolocation Push message should be resent as
SMS, The default can be set to:
Optional
parameter
0 (Default Value), never ask the user to confirm the
retransmission as SMS and always send as SMS,
-1, never ask the user to confirm the retransmission as
SMS and never send as SMS
1, always ask the user to confirm whether the message
should be sent as SMS instead.
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GUARD TIMER
This parameter is applicable when CHAT REVOKE
TIMER is set to a value higher than 0. It provides the
minimum time the client shall be registered in IMS prior
to sending a message revocation request for a chat
message when the revocation timer (i.e. CHAT REVOKE
TIMER) expired.
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Optional
parameter
Default value: 120 seconds
CFS TRIGGER
This parameter is applicable when CHAT REVOKE
TIMER is set to a value higher than 0. It controls the
trigger for the client to fallback to SMS when revocation
procedures apply.
Optional
parameter
0 (default), the client shall fall back to SMS and send the
Message Revoke request right after sending the SMS
1, the client shall fall back to SMS right after receiving
the MessageRevokeResponse request with the value of
the result equal to “success”
MAX 1 TO MANY
RECIPIENTS
This parameter is applicable when CHAT AUTH or
STANDALONE MSG AUTH is set to 1 and it provides
the maximum contacts allowed to be included in the
distribution list of the 1-to-Many messaging service.
Optional
parameter
0 (default): the 1-to-Many Messaging service is disabled
1: the client can add unlimited number of recipients
>1: integer value that indicates the maximum total
number of recipients that can be included in the
distribution list
1 TO MANY
SELECTED
TECHNOLOGY
This parameter is applicable when the RCS Standalone
messaging service is disabled (i.e. STANDALONE MSG
AUTH is set to 0) and it controls the selected messaging
technology for the 1-to-Many messaging service.
Optional
parameter
0 (default): SMS is selected
1: RCS 1-to-1 Chat service is selected
DISPLAY
NOTIFICATION
SWITCH
This parameter controls whether sending of Display
Notifications is enabled/disabled on the recipient’s client.
Optional
parameter
0 (default), Enable sending Display Notifications, The
user may still disable it using the Display Notification
setting
1, Disable sending Display Notifications. The Display
Notification setting is not available to the user.
Table 13: Additional Configuration Parameters to control 1-to-1 Messaging behaviour
The MESSAGING UX, USER ALIAS AUTH and MESSAGING FALLBACK DEFAULT
parameters are added to the UX tree with the following formal definition:
Node: /<x>/UX
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Status
Occurrence
Format
Min. Access Types
Required
One
node
Get
Table 14: UX MO sub tree addition node


Values: N/A
Associated HTTP XML characteristic type: “UX”
Node: /<x>/UX/messagingUX
Leaf node that describes whether the seamless messaging experience or the integrated
messaging experience shall be used.
If not instantiated, the seamless messaging experiences shall be used.
Status
Occurrence
Format
Min. Access Types
Required
ZeroOrOne
Bool
Get, Replace
Table 15: UX MO sub tree addition parameters (messagingUX)



Values:
0 (default), the client shall use the seamless messaging experience
1, the client shall use the integrated messaging experience
Post-reconfiguration actions: As the client remains unregistered during configuration,
there are no additional actions apart from de-registering using the old configuration
and registering back using the new parameter.
Associated HTTP XML characteristic type: “messagingUX”
Node: /<x>/UX/userAliasAuth
Leaf node that describes whether the client is authorised for user alias handling for RCS
services.
If not instantiated, user alias handling as defined in this document based on the
implementation in section 2.5.3.4 of [RCC.07] shall be applied by the client.
Status
Occurrence
Format
Min. Access Types
Required
ZeroOrOne
Bool
Get, Replace
Table 16: UX MO sub tree addition parameters (userAliasAuth)


V1.0
Values:
0, the client is not authorised for user alias handling
1 (default), the client is authorised for user alias handling
Post-reconfiguration actions:
If the configuration parameter value transits from 0 to 1, or the parameter is added
with value 1 to the client configuration, the client shall unhide the UX elements for the
management of the user alias.
If the configuration parameter value transits from 1 to 0 or the configuration
parameter is removed, then the client shall hide the UX element for the management
of the user alias. A stored user alias value of the client user shall be deleted.
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The new value of the configuration parameter shall be stored and applied from this
time on.
Associated HTTP XML characteristic type: “userAliasAuth”
Node: /<x>/UX/msgFBDefault
Leaf node that describes the default setting of the switch controlling whether the user should
confirm a retransmission of a 1 to 1 RCS Chat message or RCS Geolocation Push message
as SMS.
Status
Occurrence
Format
Min. Access Types
Required
ZeroOrOne
int
Get, Replace
Table 17:UX MO sub tree addition parameters (msgFBDefault)



Values:
-1, the default setting of the switch is to never ask the user to confirm the
retransmission and never do the fallback
0 (default value), the default setting of the switch is to never ask the user to confirm
the retransmission and always do the fallback.
1, the default setting of the switch is to always ask the user to confirm the
retransmission as SMS
Post-reconfiguration actions: Change the setting of the switch, if it hasn’t been
toggled by the user before.
Associated HTTP XML parameter ID: “msgFBDefault”
Node: /<x>/UX/Ext
An extension node for service provider specific parameters. Clients that are not aware of any
extensions in this sub tree (e.g. because they are not service provider specific) should not
instantiate this tree.
Status
Occurrence
Format
Min. Access Types
Optional
ZeroOrOne
node
Get
Table 18: UX MO sub tree addition Service Provider Extension Node


Values: N/A
Associated HTTP XML characteristic type: “Ext”
This lead to the following UX tree:
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Figure 3: UX MO tree
The associated HTTP configuration XML structure is presented in the table below:
<characteristic type=”UX”>
<parm name=”messagingUX” value=”X”/>
<parm name=”userAliasAuth” value=”X”/>
<parm name=”videoAndEnCallUX” value=”X”/>
<parm name=”IR51SwitchUx” value=”X”/>
<parm name=”msgFBDefault” value=”X”/>
<parm name=”ftFBDefault” value=”X”/>
<parm name=”callLogsBearerDiffer” value=”X”/>
<characteristic type=”Ext”/>
</characteristic>
Table 19: UX MO sub tree associated HTTP configuration XML structure
The USER RECONNECT GUARD TIMER, CFS TRIGGER, MAX 1 TO MANY RECIPIENTS
and 1 TO MANY SELECTED TECHNOLOGY parameters are added to the Client Control
subtree with the following formal definition:
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Node: /<x>/ClientControl
Common Core related parameters used to control the client behaviour are placed under this
interior node.
Status
Occurrence
Format
Min. Access Types
Required
One
node
Get
Table 20: ClientControl MO sub tree addition node


Values: N/A
Associated HTTP XML characteristic type: “clientControl”
Node: /<x>/ClientControl/reconnectGuardTimer
Leaf node that provides the minimum time the client shall be registered in IMS prior to
sending a message revocation request for a chat message.
Status
Occurrence
Format
Min. Access Types
Required
ZeroOrOne
int
Get, Replace
Table 21: Client Control MO sub tree addition parameters (reconnectGuardTimer)



Values: integer value defining the timeout to be used in seconds
Post-reconfiguration actions: Start using the provided value the next time when
regaining connectivity while a Chat message is pending to be delivered.
Associated HTTP XML parameter ID: “reconnectGuardTimer”
Node: /<x>/ClientControl/cfsTrigger
Leaf node that controls the client trigger to fallback to SMS when revocation procedures
apply.
Status
Occurrence
Format
Min. Access Types
Required
ZeroOrOne
bool
Get, Replace
Table 22: Client Control MO sub tree addition parameters (cfsTrigger)



Values:
0 (default): the client shall fall back to SMS and send the Message Revoke request
right after sending the SMS
1: the client shall fall back to SMS right after receiving the MessageRevokeResponse
request with the value of the result equal to “success”
Post-reconfiguration actions: Start using the provided value the next time revocation
request shall be sent.
Associated HTTP XML parameter ID: “cfsTrigger”
Node: /<x>/ClientControl/max1toManyRecipients
Leaf node that provides the maximum number of contacts allowed to be included in the
distribution list of the 1-to-Many messaging service.
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Occurrence
Format
Min. Access Types
Required
ZeroOrOne
int
Get, Replace
Table 23: Client Control MO sub tree addition parameters (max1ToManyRecipients)



Values:
0 (default): the 1-to-Many Messaging service is disabled
1: the client can add unlimited number of recipients
>1: integer value that indicates the maximum total number of recipients that can be
included in the distribution list
Post-reconfiguration actions:
If the configuration parameter value transits from 0 to a value higher than zero, or the
parameter is added with value higher than zero to the client configuration, the client
shall unhide the UX elements for the management of the distribution lists.
If the configuration parameter value transits from a value higher than 0 to 0 or the
configuration parameter is removed, then the client shall hide the Ux elements for the
management of distribution lists. Any stored distribution lists shall be deleted.
The new value of the configuration parameter shall be stored and applied from this
time on.
Associated HTTP XML parameter ID: “max1ToManyRecipients”
Node: /<x>/ClientControl/1toManySelectedTech
Leaf node that allows selecting the 1-to-1 messaging technology to be used for the 1-toMany messaging service.
Status
Occurrence
Format
Min. Access Types
Required
ZeroOrOne
int
Get, Replace
Table 24: Client Control MO sub tree addition parameters (1toManySelectedTech)



Values:
0 (default): SMS is selected
1: RCS 1-to-1 Chat service is selected
Post-reconfiguration actions: Start using the provided value the next time when
sending a 1-to-Manny message.
Associated HTTP XML parameter ID: “1toManySelectedTech”
Node: /<x>/ClientControl/displayNotificationSwitch
Leaf node that controls whether the sending of Display Notification is enabled/disabled on
the recipient’s client.
Status
Occurrence
Format
Min. Access Types
Required
ZeroOrOne
int
Get, Replace
Table 25: Client Control MO sub tree addition parameters (displayNotificationSwitch)

V1.0
Values:
0 (default), Enable sending Display Notifications, The user may still disable it using
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1: Disable sending Display Notifications, The Display Notification setting is not
available to the user.
Post-reconfiguration actions: Start using the provided value the next time when
receiving a message that requires Display Notification.
Associated HTTP XML parameter ID: “displayNotificationSwitch”
Node:/ <x>/ClientControl/Ext
An extension node for service provider specific parameters. Clients that are not aware of any
extensions in this sub tree (e.g. because they are not service provider specific) should not
instantiate this tree.
Status
Occurrence Format
Min. Access Types
Optional
ZeroOrOne
node
Get
Table 26: ClientControl MO sub tree addition Service Provider Extension Node
Values: N/A
 Associated HTTP XML characteristic type: “Ext”
This lead to the following Client Control sub tree
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Figure 4: Client Control MO sub tree
The associated HTTP configuration XML structure is presented in the table below:
characteristic type=”clientControl”>
<parm name=”reconnectGuardTimer” value=”X”/>
<parm name=”cfsTrigger” value=”X”/>
<parm name=”max1toManyRecipients” value=”X”/>
<parm name=”1toManySelectedTech” value=”X”/>
<parm name=”displayNotificationSwitch” value=”X”/>
<parm name=”ftMax1ToManyRecipients” value=”X”/>
<parm name=”serviceAvailabilityInfoExpiry” value=”X”/>
<characteristic type=”Ext”/>
</characteristic>
Table 27: ClientControl sub tree associated HTTP configuration XML structure
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Existing configuration parameters with updated definition
To provide the required behaviour for 1-to-1 Messaging service, the definition of the
following parameters is updated:
Configuration
parameter
Description
RCS usage
CHAT AUTH
This parameter Enables/Disables the sending of Chat
service. When set to 0, initiation of 1-to-1 chat session is
disabled. When set to 1, initiation of 1-to-1 chat sessions
is enabled.
Mandatory
Parameter
When this parameter is set to 1. GROUP CHAT AUTH
parameter shall also be set to 1.
GROUP CHAT
AUTH
This parameter Enables/Disables the Group Chat
service and receiving 1-to-1 chat session invitations. If
set to 0 the Group Chat service and receiving 1-to-1 chat
invitations is disabled. When set to 1 the Group Chat
service and receiving 1-to-1 chat invitations is enabled.
Mandatory
parameter
If CHAT AUTH is set to 0, GROUP CHAT AUTH can be
enabled or disabled. If CHAT AUTH is set to 1, GROUP
CHAT AUTH shall be set to 1.
Table 28: Redefined Configuration Parameters to control 1-to-1 Messaging behaviour
This leads to the following new definitions:
Node: /<x>/Services/ChatAuth
Leaf node that represents the authorisation for the user to send the chat messages
The node shall be instantiated if the rcsDisabledState node is not provided.
Status
Occurrence
Format
Min. Access Types
Required
One
bool
Get, Replace
Table 29: Services MO sub tree addition parameters (ChatAuth)



Values: 0, 1
0- Indicates that initiating 1-to-1 chat sessions is disabled
1- Indicates that initiating 1-to-1 chat sessions is enabled
Post-reconfiguration actions: The client should be reset and should perform the
complete first-time registration procedure following a reconfiguration (i.e. HTTP) as
described in section 2.3.1.1 of [RCC.07].
Associated HTTP XML parameter ID: “ChatAuth”
Node: /<x>/Services/GroupChatAuth
Leaf node that represents the authorisation for the user to receive chat messages and use
the group chat service
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Occurrence
Format
Min. Access Types
Required
One
bool
Get, Replace
Table 30: Services MO sub tree addition parameters (GroupChatAuth)



5.3.8
Values: 0, 1
0- Indicates that Group Chat service and receiving 1-to-1 chat session invitations is
disabled
1- Indicates that Group Chat service and receiving 1-to1 chat session invitations is
enabled
Post-reconfiguration actions: The client should be reset and should perform the
complete first-time registration procedure following a reconfiguration (i.e. HTTP) as
described in section 2.3.1.1 of [RCC.07].
Associated HTTP XML parameter ID: “GroupChatAuth”
Technical Implementation of User Stories and Service Requirements
R5-30-1
Requirements R5-1-1 and R5-1-2 shall be implemented locally on the
device.
R5-30-2
Requirement R5-2-1 shall be implemented locally on the device.
R5-30-3
Requirements R5-2-2-1 and R5-2-2-2 and their sub requirements are
implemented locally on the device based on the current connectivity state
and the available information on the B-party as a consequence of the
capability exchange (see section 3.3) and as specified in section 5.3.3.1.
R5-30-4
Requirements R5-2-2-3, R5-2-2-4 and R5-2-2-5. shall be implemented
locally on the device
R5-30-5
Requirement R5-2-3 shall be realised based on the interworking
procedures in [RCC.07] and the applicable specifications it refers to.
R5-30-6
Requirement R5-2-3-1 shall be realised through the procedures in section
5.3.3.2.
R5-30-7
Requirement R5-2-4 shall be realised through the procedures in section
5.3.3.2 and revocation procedures defined in section 3.3.4.1.10 of
[RCC.07] and the additional clarifications of section 5.3.5.
R5-30-8
Requirement R5-2-4-1 shall be realised based on the client configuration
parameter CHAT REVOKE TIMER defined in [RCC.07] and the network
indication for the support of revocation as specified in section 5.3.2.
R5-30-9
Requirement R5-2-4-2 shall be implemented locally on the device.
R5-30-10 Requirement R5-2-4-3 shall be implemented locally on the device based
on the value configured for the client configuration parameter CHAT
REVOKE TIMER defined in A.1.4.3 and A.2.6 of [RCC.07].
R5-30-11 Requirement R5-2-4-4 and its sub requirements shall be implemented
locally on the device with the default for the user setting being configured
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through the MESSAGING FALLBACK DEFAULT client configuration
parameter defined in section 5.3.7.
R5-30-12 Requirement R5-2-4-5 and its sub requirements shall be implemented on
the device using the revocation procedures defined in section 3.3.4.1.10 of
[RCC0.7 RCS6.0 UNI] with the timeout on regaining connectivity required
in requirement R5-2-4-5-2 being controlled through the RECONNECT
GUARD TIMER parameter defined in section 5.3.7. For sending the SMS
in parallel with the Message Revoke requests required in requirement R52-4-5-4, the CFS TRIGGER parameter defined in section 5.3.7 shall be set
to zero.
R5-30-13 Requirement R5-2-4-6 shall be implemented locally on the device.
R5-30-14 Requirement R5-2-4-6-1 shall be implemented locally on the device. It is
applicable when selected user settings resulting from Service Provider
configuration or user selection for both undelivered RCS chat messages
and undelivered RCS files allow SMS fallback and latching (i.e. set to
always resend undelivered RCS chat messages as SMS and always
resend undelivered RCS Files as SMS link)
R5-30-15 Requirement R5-2-5 and its sub requirements shall be implemented locally
on the device.
R5-30-16 Requirements R5-3-1 and R5-3-2 shall be implemented locally on the
device.
R5-30-17 Requirement R5-3-3 shall be implemented based on the selected 1-to-1
messaging technology. When RCS 1-to-1 Chat is selected, interworking on
the network serving the recipient of the message can be performed based
on procedures described in sections 5.3.2, 5.3.3 and 5.3.4. When RCS
Standalone messaging is selected, originating or terminating fallback may
be applied based on Service provider policies.
R5-30-18 Requirements R5-3-4, R5-3-5, R5-3-6, R5-3-7, R5-3-8 and their sub
requirements shall be implemented locally on the device.
R5-30-19 Requirements R5-4-1 and R5-4-2 shall be implemented locally on the
device.
R5-30-20 Requirement R5-4-3-1 shall be realised by configuring the MESSAGING
UX parameter defined in section 5.3.7.
R5-30-21 Requirement R5-4-3-2 is realised as specified in section 18.3.
R5-30-22 For the message transfer states of requirement R5-5-1 the following
technical implementation applies:
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the first success response is received from the network. For RCS 1-to1 Chat message or RCS Standalone message, it may be in this state
for some time when the user is not registered with the IMS core (e.g.
offline or airplane mode). For SMS, it may be in this state when the
user is not available for sending SMS.
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Sent: For RCS 1-to-1 Chat message, a MSRP 200 OK is received. For
RCS Standalone message pager mode, a SIP 200 OK is received from
the network. For RCS Standalone message Large Message Mode, a
SIP 200 OK response is received to the SIP BYE request sent by the
client once the Standalone message has been successfully transferred
via MSRP. For SMS, the message is successfully submitted to the
network.
Delivered: For RCS 1-to-1 Chat message or RCS Standalone
message, when receiving the Delivery Notification with status set to
“delivered”. Requirement R5-5-1-3-1 is realised based on the
procedures described in [3GPP TS 23.040] upon receiving a delivery
report of the short message. Requirement R5-5-1-4 shall be realised
based on the Interworking disposition notification as specified in section
5.3.3.4.
An originating client may receive for a chat message both a delivery and an
interworking disposition notification, e.g. due to support of multi device in the
terminating network. Reception of the delivery disposition notification
overwrites the "interworking" status of the message".

Displayed: For RCS 1-to-1 Chat message or RCS Standalone
message, when receiving the Displayed Notification with the status set
to “displayed”. Requirement R5-5-1-5-1 shall be implemented locally on
the device. Requirement R5-5-1-5-2 shall be realised based on the
Interworking disposition notification as specified in section 5.3.3.4.
Displayed status is not applicable if the client received an interworking
notification but no delivery notification.
R5-30-23 Error: For 1-to-1 RCS Chat message or RCS Standalone message, when
an error is received as specified in [RCC.07] and the applicable
specifications it refers to.
R5-30-24 Notifications on delivery status information as defined in R5-5-2 shall be
stored and forwarded in the Store and Forward server as specified in
section 3.3.4.1.5 of [RCC.07].
R5-30-25 Requirements R5-5-3, R5-5-4 and R5-5-5 shall be implemented locally on
the device.
R5-30-26 For the requirements in user story US5-6 the device shall support the
encoding and display of the graphical elements as defined in Annexes A.2
and A.3.
R5-30-27 The indication that the other party is typing in requirement R5-7-1 is based
on the reception of the "isComposing" indication as defined in section
3.3.4.1 of [RCC.07]. The "isComposing" indication can only be transferred
within an active RCS 1-to-1 Chat session. “isComposing” indication cannot
be transferred when other messaging technology is selected based on the
messaging technology selection rules defined in this section. The client
shall send the "isComposing" indication only if a RCS 1-to-1 Chat session
exists for the conversation the user is typing in. When there is no active
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session, session initiation is triggered when the user sends a message and
consequently there is no “isComposing” indication for the first message
sent. There is no “isComposing” indication for messages delivered through
Store and Forward delivery procedures.
R5-30-28 Requirement R5-8-2 is fulfilled based on sections 5.3.1 to 5.3.7.
R5-30-29 Requirement R5-8-2-1 shall be implemented as defined in sections
3.3.4.1.4 and 3.3.4.1.5 of [RCC.07].
R5-30-30 Requirement R5-8-3 is fulfilled based on sections 5.3.1 to 5.3.7.
R5-30-31 Requirement R5-9-1 shall be implemented as defined in sections 5.3.1 to
5.3.7.
R5-30-32 For requirement R5-9-2, the client shall rely on the value of the SESSION
AUTO ACCEPT parameter which needs to be set by the Service Provider
to 1 to enforce the client to accept the session immediately.
R5-30-33 Requirement R5-9-3 and R5-9-4 shall be implemented locally on the
device.
R5-30-34 The requirements of user stories US5-10 and US5-11 shall be
implemented locally on the device.
R5-30-35 Requirement R5-12-1 shall be implemented locally on the device.
R5-30-36 For the requirements R5-12-2, R5-12-3 and R5-12-4 the client shall
support the following procedure.
 It is the responsibility of the Messaging Server to deliver chat messages
in the correct order, so the Client can rely on it when sorting received
messages. The client shall interleave the sent and received messages
in the chronological order. The client shall interleave received messages
based on the value of the CPIM Message-Direction header value (as
referred to from section C.1.9 of [RCC.11]) as sent or received or, if
absent as received message. The client shall interleave client originated
messages as sent message.
 After the client has synchronised with the Common Message Store
successfully, then messages shall be sorted in accordance with the time
indicated in the CPIM DateTime header value received with message
from the Common Message Store. The client shall interleave messages
based on the value of the Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME)
Message-Direction header defined in Annex C.1.3 of [RCC.07].
R5-30-37 The requirements of user story US5-13 shall be implemented locally on the
device. As a clarification, the timestamp for "sent" messages received via
the 1-1 chat service or the Common Message Store is taken from the CPIM
DateTime header in accordance with the technical implementation of R512-2, R5-12-3 and R5-12-4.
R5-30-38 The requirements of user story US5-14 shall be implemented locally on the
device.
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R5-30-39 To satisfy the requirements of US5-15 the client shall apply the following
procedure:
If the configuration parameter USER ALIAS AUTH defined in section 5.3.7
is set to 0 then the client shall:

Not offer the user to manage a user alias used for RCS
communications.

Not send a user alias for mobile originated chat sessions and

Discard the user alias received in mobile terminated chat session
messages, i.e. the user alias is not displayed and not stored in the local
communication history.
If the configuration parameter USER ALIAS AUTH defined in section 5.3.7
is set to 1 or it is not present, then:

The client shall offer the user to manage a user alias used for RCS
communications.

For mobile originated chat transactions, the client shall add a user alias
if set by the user as defined in section 2.5.3.4 of [RCC.07].

If the client receives a user alias as defined in section 2.5.3.4 of
[RCC.07] in a mobile terminated chat session and the originator
address does not match an address book contact, the client shall
display the user alias it to the user.

The client shall store the user alias in the local chat communication
history.
In addition, the client implementation shall respect the requirements of the
post reconfiguration actions defined for the configuration parameter USER
ALIAS AUTH in section 5.3.7.
R5-30-40 For the realization of requirements of user story US5-16 the client shall
enforce the max message size for sending messages as defined by the
configuration parameter MAX SIZE IM defined in section A.1.4.3 and A.2.6
of [RCC.07].
R5-30-41 For requirements R5-17-1 and R5-17-2 section 7.3 applies.
R5-30-42 Requirement R5-17-3 shall be implemented locally on the device.
R5-30-43 Requirement R5-18-1 shall be implemented locally on the device.
R5-30-44 Requirements R5-19-1 and R5-20-1 are fulfilled by deploying a Common
Message Store in [RCC.07], [RCC.09] and [RCC.11].
R5-30-45 Requirement R519-2 is fulfilled based on Service Provider policies.
R5-30-46 Requirement R5-19-3 shall be implemented locally on the device.
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R5-30-47 For requirement R5-21-1, a dedicated Message Store client shall be
implemented on the device as defined in section 4.1 of [RCC.07], [RCC.09]
and [RCC.11].
R5-30-48 For requirement R5-22-1, the client shall delete messages and
conversations in the Common Message Store after local deletion as
defined in section 4.1.6.6 of [RCC.07].
NOTE:
Because the enabler used to provide the Common Message Store may
change in future versions of the profile defined in this document (see section
1.1.2), in this version of the profile it is optional for clients to provide these
implementations for the requirements of US5-19 to US5-22.
R5-30-49 The requirements of US5-23 shall be implemented locally on the device.
R5-30-50 The requirements of the user stories US5-24 to US5-27 are implemented
via the RCS Geolocation Push service defined in section 3.10 of [RCC.07]
and the additional procedures defined in section 5.3.6.
R5-30-51 Requirements R5-28-1, R5-28-2, R5-28-3, R5-28-4 and R5-28-5 shall be
implemented based on the 1-to-Many Messaging service procedures
defined in sections 5.3.1 and 5.3.3.1.
R5-30-52 For requirement R5-29-1, the MAX 1 TO MANY RECIPIENTS parameter
defined in section 5.3.7 shall be configured.
R5-30-53 For R5-29-2, the 1 TO MANY SELECTED TECHNOLOGY parameter
defined in section 5.3.7 shall be configured.
R5-30-54 Requirement R5-29-2-1 shall be implemented locally on the device.
6 Group Chat
6.1
Description
Group Chat allows users to exchange chat messages with a number of contacts. All contacts
are aware of each other, replies will always be distributed to the entire group of participants.
6.2
US6-1
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User Stories and Feature Requirements
As a user, I want to create a Group Chat Conversation with a selection of my
contacts.
R6-1-1
Any RCS user shall be able to create a Group Chat Conversation by
selecting capable (for this service) contacts from the contact list and invite
them to a Group Chat.
R6-1-2
It shall be possible to create a Group Chat Conversation by adding a (for
this service capable) participant to a 1-to-1 Chat Conversation. The
existing 1-to-1 Chat Conversation remains in the Chat Conversation list,
and a new Group Chat is being created.
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US6-3
R6-1-3
Any (for this service capable) RCS user shall be able to participate in a
Group Chat Conversation after the invite to that Group Chat has been
confirmed (by automatic confirmation or manual confirmation).
R6-1-4
The MNO shall be able to set a maximum number of participants in a Group
Chat Conversation. To ensure interoperability, the MNO shall allow 100
participants for each Group Chat conversation where participants from
other networks are included.
R6-1-5
It shall only be possible to set up a new Group Chat Conversation if the
initiating user is connected to the RCS platform.
R6-1-6
When starting a new Group Chat, the inviting user or initiator shall invite at
least two other Group Chat capable participants. The restriction of at least
three participants in a Group Chat shall only apply to the creation of a
Group Chat, i.e. a Group Chat containing only two participants is perfectly
valid if previous Group Chat participants have left or other invited
participants had never joined.
R6-1-7
When a user tries to create a new Group Chat with the same list of
participants and the same Group Chat subject title as an existing one, then
the client shall jump to the existing Group Chat and not create a new one.
R6-1-8
When a user tries to create a new Group Chat with the same list of
participants as an existing one but not with the same Group Chat subject
title, then a new Group Chat shall be created.
As a user, I want to add a subject title and Group Chat Picture to any Group
Chat Conversation.
R6-2-1
When Creating a Group Chat Conversation, it shall be possible for the
initiator to define a subject title and a Group Chat icon.
R6-2-2
If no subject title has been defined, the application shall automatically
generate a subject title (e.g. list of users on the Group Chat “Liz, Thomas
plus 3 others”). If no Group Chat icon has been defined, a placeholder
Group Chat icon shall be used.
R6-2-3
The Group Chat icon shall be represented in the list of chat conversations
similar to contact icons for 1-to-1 Messaging conversations. The selection
mechanism, including possible resize, crop or aspect ratio correction tools,
shall be similar to the procedures that are offered by the device for contact
pictures.
R6-2-4
It shall be possible to maintain more than one Group Chat with identical
Group Chat subject titles.
R6-2-5
Any Group Chat participant shall be able to change the subject of the
Group Chat and / or Group Chat icon at any time locally on their devices.
As a user, I want to add a contact from my contact list to an existing Group
Chat Conversation.
R6-3-1
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Participants in a Group Chat Conversation shall be able to add new
participants from their contact list.
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It shall not be possible to add new Group Chat participants in a Group Chat
Conversation once the maximum number of participants has been reached
as configured by the MNO (see R6-1-4).
R6-3-3
It shall be possible to add participants to a Group Chat if they are offline at
the time where the addition takes place.
NOTE:
US6-4
US6-6
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These participants are known to be RCS enabled but not registered to the
RCS service at the time of addition.
R6-3-4
It shall not be possible to add legacy non-RCS contacts to a Group Chat.
R6-3-5
Other Group Chat participants shall see the new participant- irrespective
of whether the new participant is online or offline- from the time the new
participants are accepted (either by automatic confirmation or manual
confirmation of the user when online).
As a user, I want to know who is participating in a Group Chat Conversation
at any point in time.
R6-4-1
Any participant in a Group Chat Conversation shall be able to see a list of
participants at any point in time.
R6-4-2
If the sender of a Group Chat Message is not in my contact list, the sender’s
RCS Alias name if available, shall be presented in addition to the
participant’s MSISDN.
R6-4-3
Representation of Alias names shall be differentiated from contact list
matches. The support of RCS Alias shall be MNO configurable.
NOTE:
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The Alias (as specified in US18-2) is created by the message sender.
R6-4-4
If neither Contact name nor RCS Alias is available, a participating contact
shall be represented with the MSISDN in the list of Group Chat participants.
R6-4-5
In the case where new Group Chat participants join the Group Chat, all
other Group Chat participants shall be notified.
R6-4-6
In the case where Group Chat participants leave the conversation, all other
Group Chat participants shall be notified.
As a user, I may not want to deal with Group Chat invites and acceptances.
R6-5-1
The MNO shall be able to configure the device in a way that any user who
was invited to a Group Chat Conversation shall automatically become a
participant of that Group Chat Conversation – no invite / acceptance
‘handshake process’ required.
R6-5-2
The user shall be able to see who originally set up the Group Chat.
R6-5-3
Auto-accept for Group Chat shall be MNO configurable; if an MNO decides
to not support auto-accept, the invited user becomes participant in a Group
Chat once the participation was confirmed manually.
As a user, I want to send text Group Chat Messages to an existing Group Chat
Conversation.
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R6-6-1
Any participant in a Group Chat Conversation shall be able to send
messages to all Group Chat participants.
R6-6-2
If the originating user tries to send messages to other Group Chat
participants while offline, the messages shall be queued locally on the
device and sent out once the device is online again.
As a user, I can send a Group Chat Message to an existing Group Chat
Conversation like a text and it is just delivered. Recipients do not need to
explicitly accept any single message.
R6-7-1
US6-8
Any message exchanged in the Group Chat Conversation shall be
received on other participants’ devices without any form of acceptance of
the message.
As a user, I want to send Group Chat Messages to my Group Chat participants
even when they’re temporarily offline (e.g. device switched off). I expect them
to receive these Group Chat Messages when they come online again.
R6-8-1
In case any participant in a Group Chat Conversation is currently offline,
any message(s) or updates to the list of Group Chat participants shall be
delivered once the user is back online.
R6-8-2
The MNO shall be able to set the storage duration for store & forward cases
(deferred messaging) based on individual MNO parameters.
NOTE:
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The parameters may be aligned on local level as the terminating network
storage time has an impact on the sending network user’s experience.
As a user, I want to include small graphics into my Group Chat Messages.
NOTE:
R6-9-1
NOTE:
Small graphics can express mood, fun or icons to explain a thing or a status
in a graphical, easy to use and understand manner. Examples are , , 
and .
It shall be possible to add small graphics when creating a Group Chat
message by adding from a selection of graphical elements in the
ChatGroup Chat application.
Standards for conversion of text strings to Emoji are described in the Annex
“Emoticon conversion table”, Annex A.3
R6-9-2
It shall be possible to add a few basic small graphics when creating a
Group Chat message by typing in the respective text string, separated by
blank spaces (e.g. “ ;-) “converts to “”) or typing in the respective text
string without blank spaces if the string is the only characters
R6-9-3
The graphical elements that are used may vary between implementations,
but the conveyed meaning must not be changed.
NOTE:
The conversion of text strings to graphics for any type of smileys shall affect
any representation of the messages on the user interface, which includes
the conversation thread as well as any notifications or previews of messages
in pop-ups or dedicated screens.
US6-10 As a user, I don’t want to feel restricted by Group Chat Message size limits.
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Group Chat Messages (incoming and outgoing) shall allow to send and
receive up to 8192 bytes.
MNO defined parameter.
If Group Chat messages are received that exceed the number of
characters that the application is able to display properly, the application
shall cut off characters that cannot be displayed properly and inform the
user about the fact that only a part of the message can be displayed.
US6-11 As a user, I want to see the status of my sent Group Chat Messages.
R6-11-1
For A-Party, the following message states shall be indicated to the user:
R6-11-1-1
Message Pending: Transfer of the Chat Message in progress (e.g.
queuing on device).
R6-11-1-2
Message Sent: confirmation that the message has been correctly
accepted by the A-Party’s network.
R6-11-1-3
Message Delivered: Receiving devices have noticed that a message
has been received by the device.
NOTE 1:
The Delivery Notification is intended to inform the sender of the message
about the delivery status of the message or file transfer. Other participants of
the Group Chat are not expected to receive the message delivery status.
NOTE 2:
Networks may not support “Message Delivered” in Group Chat. In this case,
there are no outgoing notifications generated, and incoming “Message
Delivered” notifications in Group Chat may be ignored.
R6-11-1-4
Message Displayed: When the message has been displayed in the
Chat view on the receiving device. As per US18-7 and the related
requirements, the user shall have the option to disable the feedback
that the message was displayed.
R6-11-1-5
Message sending failed: The expected outcome of the operation could
not be confirmed by the network (in this case: Message Sent or
Message Delivered status notification has not been received) and the
device does not attempt to send the message anymore). (Sending the
message may be re-triggered manually by the user).
R6-11-2
If the sending device is offline at the time a notification is received,
notifications shall be stored on the network and forwarded once the
sending device is online.
US6-12 As a user, I want to see when the other party is currently writing a Group Chat
Message.
R6-12-1
NOTE:
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The other party shall be able to see an “is typing” notification whenever a
new Chat Message is being created.
Networks may not support “is typing” notification. In this case, networks may
ignore incoming “is typing” notifications.
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US6-13 As a user, I want to be notified at any time my device receives a new Group
Chat Message.
R6-13-1
On receiving a Group Chat message, the user shall be notified.
R6-13-2
For audio notifications, device audio related settings shall prevail.
US6-14 As a user, I want notifications of rapidly sequenced incoming Group Chat
Messages intelligibly aggregated and counted.
R6-14-1
Rapid sequence of incoming Group Chat Messages in one Group Chat
Conversation shall be consolidated into one audible notification per Group
Chat Conversation. Consolidation of visual notifications is not affected.
R6-14-2
The visual notification shall be permanently removed after the user has
opened the message.
US6-15 As a user, I want to see the subject title and Group Picture as the identifier of
a Group Chat Conversation in the list of Chat and Group Chat Conversations.
R6-15-1
Any Group Chat shall be represented with Subject title and Group Picture
(and possibly unread message identifier) in the list of Chat Conversations.
US6-16 As a user, I want conversations which contain unread messages to be
differentiated from conversations that contain messages I have seen.
NOTE 1:
This requirement shall be valid for Messaging for Multi-Device as well.
NOTE 2:
Unseen files or file download notifications cover events that use File
Transfer as an enabler e.g., but not limited to, Audio Messaging or vCard
share.
R6-16-1
Group Chat Conversations with unread messages, unseen files or file
download notifications shall be marked accordingly.
US6-17 As a user, I want to receive Group Chat Messages from any of the contacts
participating in a Group Chat Conversation.
R6-17-1
Any RCS user shall receive Group Chat Message(s) that are sent to Group
Chat Conversations the user participates in at any point in time.
R6-17-2
Group Chat Messages shall be received straight in the inbox; no handshake acceptance shall be required.
R6-17-3
Any participant of a Group Chat shall only be able to see messages that
have been exchanged between the time of joining the Group Chat and
leaving the Group Chat.
R6-17-4
It shall not be possible for any participant of a Group Chat Conversation to
see any messages that possibly have been exchanged before the
participant has joined the Group Chat.
US6-18 As a user, I want to exchange multi-media content (e.g., but not limited to: take
an instant picture from camera and send from within the chat) in my Group
Chat Conversations.
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Details on multi-media content are covered by ‘File Transfer’, section 7.
R6-18-1
The user shall be able to select and send Multi Media elements in Group
Chat Conversations.
R6-18-2
The user shall be able to receive Multi Media elements in Group Chat
Conversations.
R6-18-3
The user shall be able to browse any media that was exchanged in the
particular Group Chat in a aggregated view.
US6-19 As a user, I want to view my sent and received Group Chat Messages in a timebased order.
R6-19-1
All messages exchanged within the same Group Chat Conversation shall
be threaded in the same group chat thread in timely order.
R6-19-2
The order of messages shall be in line with the order messages have been
sent and received on the device.
R6-19-3
Incoming and outgoing messages shall be displayed interlaced.
R6-19-4
Outgoing messages shall be inserted into the Group Chat Conversation
thread as they have been sent.
US6-20 As a user, I want to see the timestamp associated with each of my sent and
received messages.
R6-20-1
The date and time associated with each chat message shall be displayed
adjusted to the current device date and time.
R6-20-1-1
This timestamp shall be generated for sent messages by the device in
a consistent way as timestamps are generated for other device
functions, e.g. SMS.
R6-20-1-2
Timestamps for received messages shall be based on the UTC
timestamp that comes with each message, aligned with the selected
device time zone.
US6-21 As a user, I want any Group Chat Conversations to permanently reside on my
phone, and I can resume that group whenever I decide to do so.
V1.0
R6-21-1
Any participant in a Group Chat Conversation shall be able to send a Chat
Message to other participants in the Group Chat at any given point in time.
R6-21-2
If the chat application is closed either by manual user interaction (e.g. by
selection of another RCS function, pressing the ‘home’ key or switch to
another application) or phone interaction (e.g. receiving call), the
connection to the ongoing Group Chat shall be kept. In this case, the user
shall stay in the group, continue to receive incoming new messages and
resume at any point in time. The other participants shall not receive any
notification about this procedure.
R6-21-3
A Group Chat expires in the network when there is no activity in it for a few
minutes. However, when this happens, the device shall hide this network
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behaviour from the user and simulate the experience of a permanent Group
Chat, showing the conversation in the Chat history and allowing any
subsequent continuation. The following solution shall be implemented:
R6-21-3-1
Session related information is not shown to the user, i.e. ‘Chat closed’
shall not be displayed at the UI level.
R6-21-3-2
Simply writing a new message and hitting ‘Send’ shall be enough to
continue a Group Chat that has timed out at network level.
R6-21-3-3
When the user hits ‘Send’ the Group Chat session is set up and the
user message is also sent.
R6-21-3-4
When a Group Chat is restarted, no notifications of users joining shall
be displayed for participants that were already part of the local
participant list. The Group Chat header shall show if any participant is
unavailable and shall give access to details of active participants.
R6-21-3-5
Group Chat follows up in the same Chat window, keeping the full
history of the session.
R6-21-3-6
While the Group Chat is closed at network level, the ‘Participants list’
should still be expandable in order for the user to be able to see the
recipients of their new message.
US6-22 As a user, I want to maintain multiple 1-to-1 Messaging and Group Chat
Conversations in parallel.
R6-22-1
Multiple parallel 1-to-1 Messaging and Group Chat conversations shall be
supported at any given point in time.
US6-23 As a user, I want to be able to leave a Group Chat Conversation at any point
in time. After I left a Group Chat Conversation, the conversation thread is still
visible in the list of my conversations, but I am neither able to send any
messages to that Group nor do I receive any kind of updates from that Group.
NOTE:
V1.0
Re-joining Group Chat Conversation once left is only possible if the user is
re-invited to that Group Chat.
R6-23-1
Any participant in a Group Chat Conversation shall be able to leave that
Group Chat at any point in time.
R6-23-2
Any participant who has left a Group Chat Conversation shall no longer
receive any new messages or updates to the participants list.
R6-23-3
After a Group Chat participant has left, the Group Chat Conversation shall
still be visible in the list of Conversations (if not manually deleted),
containing any messages or participant list updates for the period of
participation of the user.
R6-23-4
Re-joining a previously left Group Chat Conversation shall be possible by
the user being re-invited by another (still active) Group Chat participant.
R6-23-5
Manually deleting a Group conversation from the list of chat conversations
automatically triggers leaving the Group Chat, i.e. the participant is
removed from the list of Group Chat participants.
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A user warning may be given by the device that the deletion of a Group Chat
removes the participant from the GC entirely.
R6-23-6
Deleting one, more or all messages within a Group Chat conversation
(without removing the Group Chat conversation thread from the list of
conversations) does not trigger leaving the Group Chat.
R6-23-7
Participants shall be automatically removed from the Group if the
corresponding user account / subscription is no longer valid.
NOTE:
Details of the subscription validity are at the discretion of the individual
MNO.
US6-24 As a user, I want to be able to answer any incoming voice or video call during
a Group Chat Conversation - and resume the Group Chat when the call is
finished.
NOTE:
During the Voice or Video Call, the user may make use of the Group Chat
application.
R6-24-1
The user shall be able to receive a voice call when actively engaged in a
Group Chat Conversation and when the voice call ends, the user interface
should return to the Group Chat Conversation.
R6-24-2
The user shall be able to receive a video call when actively engaged in a
Group Chat Conversation and when the video call ends, the user interface
should return to the Group Chat Conversation.
US6-25 As a user, I want to send Group Chat Messages from secondary devices with
identical capabilities compared to primary device capabilities.
As a user, I want my device to always be in sync with the Group Chat Messages
on the network even in case of multiple devices.
R6-25-1
Group Chat shall support Multi-Device Usage.
US6-26 As a user, I want my Group Chat messages backed up on the Common
Message Store which is trusted and safe.
R6-26-1
All Group Chat Conversations may be stored on the network.
NOTE 1:
If the user has not been part of a Group Chat Conversation from the very
beginning, or left the Group Chat Conversation while other Group Chat
participants continued, only the part of the Group Chat Conversation
between joining and leaving the Group Chat shall be stored.
NOTE 2:
Details of storage are at the individual MNO discretion.
US6-27 As a user, I want to restore my Group Chat Conversations from the Common
Message Store (e.g. but not limited to, after wiping device or purchasing a new
device).
R6-27-1
V1.0
The user shall have the option to restore Group Chat Conversations from
the Common Message Store (e.g. in case of handset replacement).
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US6-28 As a user, I want the ability to share my current position or a selected location
with any of my Groups from the Messaging Application.
R6-28-1
The user shall have the ability to share positions or locations from any
Group Chat conversation.
R6-28-2
Recipients participating in the Group Chat shall be able to receive any
position or location in the Group Chat, irrespectively whether their RCS
version supports the “Geolocation Push” service or not.
NOTE:
Legacy mode may be provided by a link to an online map display or a
‘screenshot’ with map picture.
NOTE:
Requirements defined under US5-27 detailing the service in addition to the
above listed Group Chat specific requirements are valid accordingly.
6.3
Technical Information
6.3.1
Overview
The Group Chat service is provided based on the Group Chat technical enabler defined in
section 3.4 of [RCC.07] with the exceptions described below.
[RCC.07] allows service providers to implement the Group Chat experience based on
SIMPLE IM or CPM. In accordance with the definitions in section 5.3.1 only CPM is
supported as messaging technology in the profile described in this document.
In order for the Group Chat service to be used it shall be enabled by the service provider via
the configuration parameter GROUP CHAT AUTH as defined in section 5.3.7.2 and the
client shall be registered.
NOTE:
For the Service Providers that have deployed other RCS versions with RCS
Group Chat service based on OMA SIMPLE IM procedures, deploying an
OMA SIMPLE IM to OMA CPM and vice versa interworking function will be
needed.The interworking procedures will be covered in a separate
document.
Closed Group Chat as defined in section 3.4.4.2 of [RCC.07] is not supported in the profile
defined in this document.
The option for the Service Provider to offer Group Chat interworking with SMS/MMS is not
supported in the profile defined in this document.
As a clarification to the procedures in section 3.4.4. of [RCC.07] the client shall only invite or
add contacts to a Group Chat knowing to have the Chat capability as defined in section
2.6.1.1.2 or 2.6.1.2.5.1 of [RCC.07] based on the procedures of capability discovery defined
in section 3 of this document.
In the profile defined in this document a client receiving a SIP 403 error response including a
warning header set to “127 Service not authorized” in result of the procedure to restart a
Group Chat shall not automatically initate a new Group Chat as defined in section 3.4.4.1.7
of [RCC.07]. Instead the client shall apply the Ux behaviour as defined for the case where
the user has voluntarily left the Group Chat.
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Technical Implementation of User Stories and Service requirements
R6-29-1
For user story US6-1 the following definitions apply:
o The Group Chat service shall be offered to the user if the device
configuration authorises the service via the GROUP CHAT AUTH
parameter defined in section5.3.7.2.
o The procedures for initiation of a group chat and the conditions for the
client to select capable contacts are defined in section 3.4.4.1.1 of
[RCC.07].
o For R6-1-2, the new Group Chat shall be created as a separate session as
specified in section 3.4.4 of [RCC.07] without reference to the ongoing 1to-1 session .
o For requirement R6-1-4, the MNO can configure the maximum number of
participants in a Group Chat by means of the MAX_ADHOC_GROUP_SIZE parameter defined in section A.1.3 of [RCC.07]. The
MNO hosting a Group Chat can configure the maximum number of
participant by setting a policy for the [RFC5475] maximum-user-count. To
meet the requirement of R6-1-4 service providers need to set the values
accordingly. The client shall not allow the user to add participants if the
maximum allowed number of participants is reached. The maximum
allowed number of participants for a Group Chat is determined by the client
as defined in section 3.4.4.1.2 of [RCC.07].
o Requirement R6-1-6 for the restriction upon Group Chat creation shall be
implemented locally on the device. To satisfy the requirement of R6-1-6 for
the closure of a Group Chat, the service provider's conforming to the profile
defined in this document may choose to set the value of the minimum
number of participants allowed in a Group Chat as defined in section
3.4.4.1.3.3 of [RCC.07] to either "2" or "1". If a client attempts to restart a
Group Chat with 1 or 2 participants left and it receives a SIP 404 error
response then the client shall not initate a new Group Chat with the same
Group Chat ID as defined in section 3.4.4.1.7 of [RCC.07] and apply a Ux
behaviour as for a terminated Group Chat instead.
o Requirements R6-1-7 and R6-1-8 shall be implemented locally on the
device.
R6-29-2
The requirement R6-2-1 shall be implemented as follows:
The client of the initiator of the Group Chat shall send the subject of the Group
Chat Conversation as defined in section 7.3.1.2 of [RCC.11]. The Controlling
Function shall process the subject as defined in section 9.2.1 and 9.2.10 of
[RCC.11].
The client of the initiator of the Group Chat shall set the icon of the Group Chat
via the CPM Group Session Data Management as defined in section 6.8 of
[RCC.11]. The Controlling Function shall process the client request as defined
in sections 6.8, 9.2.12 and 9.2.14 of [RCC.11].
R6-29-3
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The requirements R6-2-2 shall be implemented locally on the device.
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R6-29-4
The requirement R6-2-3 shall be implemented locally on the client. The
client shall resize the Group Chat icon to have a maximum file size of 10
Kilo-Bytes(KB) The Group Chat Icon shall only be sent by use of the "fileinfo" element of the icon set request defined in section 6.8.1 of [RCC.11].
R6-29-5
The requirement R6-2-4 shall be implemented locally on the device.
R6-29-6
The requirement R6-2-5 shall be implemented locally on the device.
R6-29-7
For user story US6-3, the client shall allow members of a Group Chat
Conversation to add new participants as defined in section 3.4.4.1.2 of
[RCC.07]. The technical implementation defined for R6-1-4 shall be taken
into account. Requirement R6-3-5 shall be implemented locally on the
device based on the received notification and the indicated participant
status.
NOTE:
R6-29-8
To avoid sending notifications to participants twice in short succession, the
conference focus may briefly delay notifying the existing participants of the
“pending” state of the newly added participant to allow for automatic
acceptance of the Chat (e.g. because of Store and Forward). In that case
the participant’s state will change to “active” almost immediately.
In order to be able to display the list and status of users in a group
conversation as required in user story US6-4 each client shall subscribe to
the conference event package as defined in section 3.4.4.1.1 of [RCC.07].
The client will be informed by the Messaging Server about the list of
participants and their status based on this subscription.
The user alias for Group Chat users described in requirements R6-4-3 and
R6-4-4 is implemented as defined in section 2.5.3.4 of [RCC.07]. The ability
of the MNO to control the support of user alias is provided by means of the
client configuration parameter USER ALIAS AUTH defined in section
5.3.7.1 of this document.
R6-29-9
The client implementation shall ensure that the invitation to a Group Chat
does not require explicit user input to accept it as required in user story
US6-5. Service Providers should enforce auto accept for an invitation to a
Group Chat by setting the value of the configuration parameter IM
SESSION AUTO ACCEPT GROUP CHAT and IM SESSION START as
defined in section A.1.3.3 of [RCC.07].
R6-29-10 For the requirements of user story US6-6, in order to send text to a
conversation while a Group Chat exists the client shall send the message
using this session. If no session exists, the client shall restart the Group
Chat as defined in section 3.4.4.1.7 of [RCC.07] and send the message to
it.
R6-29-11 The client shall not implement client UI procedures to accept reception of
messages or group chat invitations to fulfil the requirements of user story
US6-7.
R6-29-12 The requirements of user story US6-8 is fulfilled by means of the Group
Chat Store and Forward functionality described in section 3.4.4.3 of
[RCC.07].
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R6-29-13 The implementation of the graphics in a Group Chat conversation in the
requirements of US6-9 shall be supported by clients as defined in Annex
A.2 and A.3.
R6-29-14 For the realization of the requirements R6-10-1 the client shall enforce the
max message size for sending messages as defined by the configuration
parameter MAX SIZE IM defined in section A.1.4.3. of [RCC.07]. Service
Providers need to set the value as indicated in R6-10-1.
R6-29-15 The requirement R6-10-2 shall be implemented locally on the device.
R6-29-16 For the realisation of the requirements in user story US6-11, the status
indication for group chat messages and File Transfer sent in the Group
Chat are the same as defined for RCS 1-to-1 Chat messages in section 5
and for files in section 7. When requesting, sending and receiving
disposition notifications in a Group Chat, the client shall respect the
definitions of section 3.4.4.1.5 of [RCC.07].
R6-29-17 Notifications on delivery status information as defined in R6-11-2 shall be
stored for offline users and forwarded in the Messaging Server as specified
in section 3.4.4.3 of [RCC.07].
R6-29-18 The requirements for US6-12 to display typing notifications is implemented
same as for RCS 1-to-1 Chat via "isComposing" notification as defined in
section 3.4.4. of [RCC.07]
R6-29-19 The requirements for user stories US6-13 and US6-14 are implemented
locally on the device.
R6-29-20 The requirement of user story US6-15 is implemented locally on the device
in alignment with the requirements of user story US6-2.
R6-29-21 The requirement of user story US6-16 is implemented locally on the device.
R6-29-22 The requirements of user story US6-17 shall be implemented locally on the
device. The client shall not apply any UI procedures for the acceptance of
the delivery of single messages.
R6-29-23 Sending of Multimedia in a Group Chat, as defined in the requirements of
user story US6-18, is done via the File Transfer defined in section 7 of this
document. Transmission of File Transfer via HTTP in a Group Chat shall
follow the procedures defined in section 3.4.4 and 3.5.4.8 of [RCC.07].
R6-29-24 For the requirements in user story US6-19 the client shall support the
following procedure.
o It is the responsibility of the Messaging Server to deliver messages in the
correct order, so the Client can rely on it when sorting messages. The
client shall interleave the sent and received messages in the chronological
order.
o After the client has synchronised with the Common Message Store
successfully, then messages shall be sorted in accordance with the time
indicated in the CPIM DateTime header value received with message from
the Common Message Store.
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R6-29-25 The requirements of user story US6-20 shall be implemented locally on the
device.
R6-29-26 The requirements of user story US6-21 shall be implemented locally on the
device based on the Group Chat life cycle definitions in section 3.4.4 of
[RCC.07].
R6-29-27 The requirements of user story US6-22 shall be implemented locally on the
device.
R6-29-28 The requirements of user story US6-23 shall be implemented as defined in
section 3.4.4.1.3.1 of [RCC.07]. If the user wants to leave a group chat
while it is inactive, the client shall restart the Group Chat first, as defined in
section 3.4.4.1.7 of [RCC.07].
Subsequent invitations to a Group Chat the user has voluntarily left shall
be accepted by the client in accordance with the definitions for invitation to
a new Group Chat, see user story US6-5.
R6-29-29 The client implementation shall ensure that the Group Chat handling as
defined in R6-23-5 initiates a request to the network to voluntarily leave the
Group Chat.
R6-29-30 The requirement for automatic removal from the Group Chat defined in R623-7 shall be implemented by the service provider by administrative
triggers to terminate CPM session as defined in section 8.7 of [RCC.11]. In
addition the Messaging Server hosting a given Group Chat should
implement the procedure for removal of participants on IMS profile removal
as defined in section 3.4.4.1.3.1 of [RCC.07].
R6-29-31 The requirements of user story US6-24 shall be implemented locally on the
device.
R6-29-32 The requirements of user stories US6-25 through to US6-27 are
implemented as defined in section 3.4.4.1.8 of [RCC.07] and based on the
definitions in section 9 of this document.
NOTE:
Because the enabler used to provide the Common Message Store may
change in future versions of the profile defined in this document (see section
1.1.2), in this version of the profile it is optional for clients to provide this
implementation for the requirements of US6-25 to US6-27.
R6-29-33 The implementation of user story US6-28 shall be based on Geolocation
Push in a Group Chat as defined in section 3.10.4 of [RCC.07].
7 File Transfer
7.1
Description
File Transfer enables transferring files from one RCS device to one or more RCS devices.
The main service entry points will be the Chat and Group Chat applications on the device,
but there shall be other service entry points as well.
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User Stories and Feature Requirements
As a user, I want to transfer files to Contacts and receive files from other RCS
users.
As a user, I want to transfer and receive a file of any file format.
NOTE:
R7-1-1
Any file format can be selected and transferred, irrespective of the receiving
device capabilities of representing the content in an appropriate way.
If the originating device is offline, File Transfer cannot be sent from the
device.
R7-1-1-1
The device implementation may allow the user to create an RCS File
Transfer in that case.
R7-1-1-2
The File Transfer status is ‘pending’ and the A-Party user is informed
about this status.
R7-1-1-3
The File Transfer shall be executed once the originating device is
online again without further user interaction.
NOTE:
When the originating device is offline, at operator discretion MMS may be
used to send the file when the MMS service is enabled on the device and
network conditions allow (e.g. sufficient connectivity for MMS but the device
is not registered for RCS).
R7-1-2
Any RCS user shall be able to transfer a file to Contacts in their contact list
or by entering the contact’s MSISDN
R7-1-3
File Transfer shall allow transfer of any files from a sending device to one
or more recipients.
NOTE:
R7-1-4
NOTE:
R7-1-5
This document describes the File Transfer functionality between RCS users.
Other Contacts without RCS may have less functionality available.
File Transfer shall be capable of transferring exactly one file at a time.
The user interface of a device may want to allow multiple selection of files
for File Transfer and then process these files as separate File Transfer jobs.
The following file types per content type shall be supported by any RCS
device in the way that content can be generated or displayed / replayed:
R7-1-5-1
Pictures in Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG) format shall be
supported.
R7-1-5-2
Panoramic Photos shall be supported (as guidelines describe in Annex
A.4).
R7-1-5-3
Pictures in animated Graphics Interchange Format (GIF) format shall
be supported actively:
R7-1-5-3-1 When opening a messaging thread containing a GIF file
transfer, this file shall be animated automatically and run
once when visible.
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R7-1-5-3-2 After that, the user is able to trigger the animation again
whenever clicking on the object (a visual indication that the
animation can be retriggered should be associated with the
file).
R7-1-5-4
Audio files in MP3 format shall be supported.
R7-1-5-5
Video Files in MPEG4 format shall be supported.
R7-1-5-6
vCards in .vcf format shall be supported (for details see US7-17)
R7-1-6
Any RCS device shall have the liberty to support (generation / replay) other
formats in addition to the formats listed in R7-1-5.
R7-1-7
If the recipient is not RCS capable, but the originating device is connected
to RCS, the originating device shall use one of the MNO configurable
options below:
R7-1-7-1
File Transfer legacy support:
The file shall be uploaded and the sending device creates a SMS
containing the link that allows the recipient to download the file with
minimal user interaction. This link shall be accompanied by a ‘cover note’
in local language that conveys the following message: “You have
received a file that originates from the sender as indicated. If you wish to
download the file, please click the link:”. The link shall use the format of
a “short link” that allows the user to identify the sender as their MNO
which is a trusted party. (If technically required, it might be the originating
network identifier as well).
R7-1-7-2
NOTE:
R7-1-8
NOTE:
US7-2
In no case there should be an attempt to send RCS to non-RCS users and
wait for the fail result.
The user shall be able to change the proposed File Transfer service on a
per file and on a general basis.
Details of this function are specified in section US18-14.
As a user, I want to ensure that my files reach their destination as reliably and
quickly as possible.
R7-2-1
If File Transfer cannot be instantly delivered by RCS, the B-Party network
should apply Delivery Assurance.
R7-2-1-1
R7-2-2
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MMS
The B-Party network shall notify the A-Party network and client that
the file delivery is ensured by the B-party network.
If the A-Party client is made aware that “CFS” is available and a file is not
confirmed to be delivered within an MNO configurable period of time via
RCS File Transfer, the A-Party user (who is registered on RCS) shall be
informed and have the opportunity to notify the recipient with a download
link based on SMS.
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The user shall have the option to automate the user interaction for
Client Fallback to SMS link.
The following options shall be selectable:
- Always ask
- Never ask and always send as SMS link
- Never ask and never send as SMS link
R7-2-2-1-1 The user shall have the option to view and/ or change this
decision at any point in the RCS settings section.
NOTE:
Steps 3 (R7-2-2-2-3 below) to Step 4b (R7-2-2-2-5 below) are only
presented to the user if the device is configured to “Always Ask” and would
be automatically processed accordingly if the device is configured to “Never
Ask and always send as SMS”.
R7-2-2-2
Details of how and when the revocation of the RCS link and “Send as
SMS link” procedure shall be applied:
R7-2-2-2-1 Step 1: User A has created a File Transfer and the file has
been sent.
R7-2-2-2-2 Step 2: Delivery for that File Transfer has not yet been
confirmed within an MNO configurable period of time. If the
A-Party device should have been offline during this period,
the following Step 3 shall not be triggered unless the A-Party
device was ‘online’ for an MNO configurable time after
reconnection, to allow update of File Transfer status
notifications.
R7-2-2-2-3 Step 3: The user is presented with a message “Your File
Transfer has been successfully uploaded, but the
notification for the recipient could not be delivered instantly.
Do you want to change to an SMS notification?” and a
confirmation request for the user to select (yes / no) input.
If during the display of that message, before user
confirmation, a delivery notification for that File Transfer
comes in, the user request for “Send as SMS link” shall
be removed, and the original File Transfer shall be
indicated ‘delivered’ (or ‘downloaded’, if applicable).
R7-2-2-2-4 Step
4a:
If
the
user
selects
“Yes”,
then
- a revocation for the original download link notification shall
be triggered,
- the original File Transfer (thumbnail element) shall be
removed from the conversation history once the revocation
has been confirmed successful,
- an SMS link shall be sent in the background.
- A second File Transfer is generated in the A-party client as
a thumbnail of the original File (consistent behaviour
compared to Chat / SMS experience), with the sending
service indication “SMS”.
- If the user has sent more than one File or message, then
the decision to send as SMS (link) shall apply to all events
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in ‘sent’ or ‘pending’ status.
- Failure of one of these steps, shall not mean that the other
steps shouldn’t be executed. This may lead to duplicated
File Transfer access messages on the recipient’s device.
- File Transfer latching shall be applied (as described in R72-2-3).
R7-2-2-2-5 Step 4b: If the user selects “No”, a revocation of the original
download link notification shall not be triggered, neither an
SMS link shall be sent.
- The File Transfer status is updated according to the
delivery status.
- The RCS File Transfer notification to the recipient user will
stay in the store & forward of the terminating network
(according to terminating MNO policies).
US7-3
US7-4
R7-2-2-3
File transfer latching: When sending a File to a known CFS enabled
contact, a universal client shall by default propose to use FT. If during
the last FT exchange the client has applied CFS (SMS link) and there
has been no indication since that the contact is online again (e.g.
capability exchange or use of another RCS service), SMS link shall be
used as the default sending service.
R7-2-2-4
SMS link shall also apply if the client has already fallen back to SMS
for text messaging: subsequent File transfers shall continue to be sent
as SMS or SMS link until RCS availability is confirmed (e.g. capability
exchange or use of another RCS service).
As a user, I want to transfer a file from multiple service entry points on my
device.
R7-3-1
There shall be a number of service entry points to File Transfer, including,
but not limited to, 1-to-1 Chat, Group Chat, Contact Card, and Gallery.
R7-3-2
The user shall have the option to send files to multiple 1-to-1 contacts, as
described in requirements of US5-28.
As a user, I want to see the status of any file I sent (including those which have
not been delivered (yet)).
R7-4-1
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File Transfer shall support delivery status notifications per individual file
(sender device):
R7-4-1-1
File Transfer ‘Pending’ – Transfer of the file has been triggered but not
actually started (e.g. queuing on device).
R7-4-1-2
File Transfer ‘In Progress’ – File Transfer started but not completed.
R7-4-1-3
File Transfer ‘Cancelled’ – the sender has cancelled the File Transfer
during the File Transfer ‘In Progress’.
R7-4-1-4
File ‘Sent’ - transmission of the File Transfer request has been
successfully completed.
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File ‘Delivered’ – the file has been successfully delivered to the
recipient’s device.
R7-4-1-5-1 For pictures, file ‘Delivered’ shall be reported whenever the
preview thumbnail has been successfully delivered to the
recipient’s device. If the entire file has been pushed to the
device without a preview-thumbnail (e.g. in case of autodownload), then its arrival on the recipient’s device shall
trigger the file ‘Delivered’ status notification.
R7-4-1-5-2 For audio messages and other file types, the file ‘Delivered’
status is triggered when the recipient’s device has been
informed there is a file available for download.
NOTE:
It is important not to use the confirmation of full file download to trigger
‘Delivered’ as, in case of auto-download set to ‘off’ by the user and Delivery
Assurance, this could lead to duplicates.
R7-4-1-5-3 The A-Party user shall know whether or not to expect a
‘Delivered’ notification for a File Transfer or other restrictions
that are caused by Delivery Assurance application.
R7-4-1-6
File ‘Displayed’ - the content of the file was brought to the user’s
attention by display of the file transfer notification in the messaging
thread on the active screen.
R7-4-1-6-1 ‘Displayed’ notifications are not available for legacy support
and Delivery Assurance cases. The originating client shall
be made aware and the user shall be made aware of the
reduced feature set of legacy support, similar to missing
‘Displayed’ notification in 1-to-1 Chat.
R7-4-1-7
R7-4-2
US7-5
When a ‘Failed’ status notification occurs, sending the message again may
be triggered manually by the user. If the sending device is offline at the
time a notification is received, notifications shall be stored on the network
and forwarded once the sending device is online again.
As a user, I want the option to resize pictures before transferring the file, in
order to limit transfer volume, memory need and transfer time.
NOTE:
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be confirmed by the network (In this case: file ‘Sent’, file ‘Delivered’ or
file ‘Displayed’ status notifications have not been received) and the
device does not attempt to send the message again).
“resize” means changing the picture size to either a high, medium and low
size of the picture.
R7-5-1
Selecting a picture file format that can be rendered by the sending device
shall offer the user the option to resize the picture to smaller file size in
order to save memory, network load and transfer time. “Resize” means
changing the picture resolution.
R7-5-2
The user shall have the option to configure the image resizing feature as
described in US18-9 and the related requirements.
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US7-8
On selecting a video file, the user shall have the option to resize the video
resolution to a smaller file size in order to save memory, network load and
transfer time. The user shall see what the file size would be after that
resizing option is applied.
As a user, I don’t want to perceive a restriction in file sizes that I want to
transfer.
R7-7-1
The service provider shall set the File Transfer limit to 100MB.
R7-7-2
The service provider shall be able to configure a warning threshold value.
When a user attempts to transfer a file larger than this value, autoacceptance is not possible.
As a user, I want to transfer a file to multiple users at a time within a Group
Chat.
R7-8-1
NOTE:
US7-9
In most cases, users are aware of the use of the picture on receiver side, for
instance whether it shall be displayed on small screens only, or whether it
may be printed on large scale. This feature provides the user with an option
to adopt to these cases.
As a user, I want the option to resize videos before transferring the file, in
order to limit the transfer volume, the size of storage needed and the time to
transfer the file.
R7-6-1
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File Transfer within a Group Chat shall transfer the file to all participants of
the Group Chat.
The sender side shall only send the file once over the network in this case.
As a user, I want to be able to cancel files while the sending process has not
been completed yet.
R7-9-1
NOTE:
The device shall provide the user with the option to cancel a File Transfer
while the file is still in the process of being sent on the originating leg.
Once the File Transfer on the originating leg is completed, it is not possible
for the sender to stop the process of File Transfer.
US7-10 As a user, I want to transfer a file to multiple users at one time from the gallery
or a file browser.
R7-10-1
The Operator Messaging Service selection shall be made based on
capabilities of the participants and cannot be determined before the
participants are selected.
R7-10-2
To prevent Spam distribution, the MNO shall be able to limit the list of
recipients.
R7-10-2-1
R7-10-3
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The MNO shall be able to set the possibility of unlimited participants.
If the user selection of recipients does include one or more contacts not
known to be RCS capable, the file shall be delivered based on MNO
configuration:
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The file shall be uploaded to the RCS File Transfer server and
R7-10-3-1-1 The File Transfer is carried out as multiple 1-to-1 File
Transfers.
R7-10-3-1-2 The File Transfer is visible in existing or to be set up 1-to-1
Chat conversations with each recipient.
R7-10-3-1-3 For recipients who are RCS capable, RCS File Transfer
shall be used to deliver the file.
R7-10-3-1-4 For recipients who are not RCS capable, the network shall
generate a “short link” that allows the user to identify the
MNO that provides the download link as a trusted
source. This link shall be accompanied by a ‘cover note’ in
local language that conveys the following message: “You
have received a file that originates from the sender as
indicated. If you wish to download the file, please click the
link:”
R7-10-3-2
MMS
R7-10-3-3
The file shall be uploaded and distributed using SMS with link for all
recipients.
R7-10-4
The file shall be transferred as RCS File Transfer in Group Chat, if all of
the selected contacts are RCS capable.
US7-11 As a user, I want to transfer a file with my Contact(s) even when they’re
temporarily offline (e.g. device switched off).
R7-11-1
In case Delivery Assurance is implemented (CFS or NFS), store and
forward may not be applied or only applied temporarily and the request for
delivery may be forwarded instantly according to the rules defined for File
Transfer Delivery Assurance.
R7-11-2
If a user attempts to download a file that has expired from the network
storage, they shall be informed that the file is no longer available.
NOTE:
This requirement relates to the store & forward feature.
US7-12 As a service provider, I want to limit how long a file is available on the network
for offline users.
R7-12-1
NOTE:
The MNO shall be able to define the network storage time for File Transfers
that have not been downloaded yet.
This requirements relates to the store & forward feature.
US7-13 As a user, I want the device to notify me about new incoming files in a similar
way to new incoming messages. I want notifications of rapidly sequenced
incoming Chat Messages intelligibly aggregated and counted.
R7-13-1
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Notifications for File Transfer shall be aggregated similar to Chat
Messages as described in US5-10 and related requirements.
R7-13-3
For audio notifications of a new File Transfer request, device settings shall
prevail.
Rapid sequence of incoming File Transfer requests and Chat Messages in
one Chat Conversation shall be consolidated into one audible notification per
Chat Conversation. Visual notifications are not affected.
R7-13-4
NOTE:
The visual notification for an incoming File Transfer shall be permanently
removed from the notification centre bar, once the thread with the file or
thumbnail preview has been opened.
Independently of whether the user has clicked the notification or has
accessed the thread from the messaging application.
US7-14 As a user, I want to receive incoming files within a new or existing Chat or
Group Chat Conversation.
As a user, I want sent and received files to be part of the Chat or Group Chat
Conversation thread in similar order and appearance of chat messages, but
representing the transferred content.
R7-14-1
Incoming files shall be displayed within a new or existing Chat
Conversation.
R7-14-2
Files shall be threaded in the conversation as an event similar to
messages. The same ruling for order of messages as specified in ‘
R7-14-3
1-to-1 Messaging’ and ‘Group Chat’, shall be applied to files.
R7-14-4
1-to-1 Messaging or Group Chat Conversations shall be sorted descending
according to the time stamp of the last action (e.g., but not limited to, a
received File Transfer, Audio Message or Geolocation Push) within the
conversation (i.e. the Conversation with the latest event timestamp shall
be on top of the list).
R7-14-5
1-to-1 Messaging or Group Chat Conversations with unread events (any
event that is received within the Chat Conversation, including, but not
limited to, Chat Messages, received files, received Geolocation Push,
received Audio Messages) shall be marked accordingly.
US7-15 As a user, I want to see incoming files as a thumbnail preview (or generic
icon if content cannot be rendered on a receiving device) including file size
indication.
As a user, I want to trigger file download to my device by selecting the
thumbnail preview.
As a user, I want to be in control of the acceptance of the File Transfer
(individually or for all File Transfer events).
R7-15-1
In case “File Transfer Auto-Accept” is set to off:
R7-15-1-1
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The incoming File Transfer presents a thumbnail preview of the file,
including file size, on the receiving device first.
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The thumbnail preview shall be a preview of the actual picture (if the
file type is a picture in a format that can be rendered by the receiving
device), or a file type specific icon
There shall be file type specific icons at minimum for standard RCS content
types for Contact Card, Audio Messaging and Geolocation Push or a generic
icon.
R7-15-1-3
Selection of the preview icon on the receiving device shall trigger the
download of the full file to the user’s device.
R7-15-1-4
The user shall have the option to delete the thumbnail preview without
downloading the content.
R7-15-1-5
A “download all” option may be available to trigger the download of all
the content of a displayed conversation history.
R7-15-2
On the B-Party client, if a File Transfer download link was delivered using
Delivery Assurance, the link shall not be displayed in plain text but an icon
shall represent the link to ensure a user experience as close as possible to
the full RCS experience.
R7-15-2-1
Handling of the file, including display of a picture, should be managed
by the RCS application. It should be avoided, if technically possible, to
change the application and e.g. open a browser.
R7-15-2-2
The file size shall be visible to the B-Party user before the download.
R7-15-2-3
The B-Party user shall be informed accordingly, if the file download is
not possible due to missing connectivity.
R7-15-2-4
The B-Party client shall visually differentiate between File Transfer and
Geolocation Push by using different icons.
R7-15-2-5
The B-Party client should visually differentiate between different file
types (e.g. known formats of picture, audio, music and video) by using
different icons.
R7-15-2-6
Once the B-Party device is online again, it shall automatically
download the content from the server if the user has enabled File
Transfer auto-download in the user settings.
R7-15-2-7
If auto-download of the File Transfer cannot be performed, the user
shall be prompted to download the file.
R7-15-2-8
If the File Transfer content is a picture that can be rendered by the BParty device, the generic icon in the chat conversation with A-party
shall be replaced with a thumbnail view of the actual picture after
download.
R7-15-2-9
The B-Party client may offer functionality that allows the http-link to be
seen in plain text by the user, e.g. in a ‘Details’ menu of the message.
R7-15-2-10 If the recipient of the link is a legacy RCS device, then the Uniform
Resource Locator (URL) should be in a format that allows the user to
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see that the link comes from his MNO, which is a trusted party. (If
technically required, it might be the originating network identifier as
well). This link shall be accompanied by a ‘cover note’ in local
language that conveys the following message: “You have received a
file that originates from the sender as indicated. If you wish to
download the file, please click the link:”
NOTE:
"Legacy RCS device" in this context is an RCS enabled device which does
not convert a Delivery Assurance FT link to an icon.
R7-15-2-11 HTTP links received as content of a chat message (not in the context
of Delivery Assurance) shall be displayed in plain text format.
R7-15-3
In case File Transfer Auto-accept is set to on:
R7-15-3-1
The user does not have to accept the download for each received File
Transfer.
R7-15-3-2
The file is automatically downloaded and can be accessed in the Chat
Conversation.
R7-15-4
The MNO shall have the option to set the default value for “File Transfer
Auto Accept” via the device provisioning process.
R7-15-5
The user shall have the option to select or deselect “File Transfer AutoAccept”.
US7-16 As a user, I want to have a visible notification about the status of received
files.
R7-16-1
File Transfer shall support status notifications per individual file (receiver
device):
R7-16-1-1
In case of auto accept off- thumbnail preview received – indication that
a file is waiting for download trigger on a receiving network.
R7-16-1-2
File Transfer in progress on receiving device – file transfer started but
not completed.
R7-16-1-3
Cancelled – the receiver shall have the option to cancel the File
Transfer during the File Transfer process.
R7-16-1-4
File downloaded.
R7-16-1-5
File Transfer failed – File Transfer could not be confirmed successfully
completed by the network and client does not attempt to retrieve the
file any further. (In case of File Transfer store & forward function is
available, the user may be able to manually re-trigger File Transfer and
resume from where the File Transfer failed. In case of no File Transfer
store & forward, the user has the option to ask the sender to re-send
the file.)
US7-17 As a user, I want to transfer a Contact’s information from the contact list to
other RCS users.
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Selecting “Send Contact” from a Contact Card shall send the Contact
details in vcf-format to a recipient that shall be selected.
vCard as the default format, details in the Annex A.1 ‘Personal Card
format’.
Devices shall be capable to render vCard files in .vcf format according to
RCS standard (see Annex A.1 ‘Personal Card format’) and offer to store
received Contacts in the device contact list.
US7-18 As a user, I want to be able to resume interrupted File Transfers
NOTE:
On sending and receiving side.
R7-18-1
If a File Transfer has been interrupted on the sending or receiving side (e.g.
in case of, but not limited to, if device lost radio coverage), the File Transfer
shall resume automatically from the point of interruption once the required
conditions have been restored (e.g. device is back in radio coverage).
R7-18-2
If the receiver’s device does not have enough storage space to download
the full file,
R7-18-2-1
A notification shall be provided to the receiver before downloading the
full file.
R7-18-2-2
Storage space shall be freed up manually by the receiver before
download attempt shall be possible.
R7-18-2-3
The user shall have the option to re-start the file download as long as
the MNO storage time (as in R7-12-1) has not expired.
US7-19 As a service provider, I want to be able to limit the size of the files that are
transferred.
R7-19-1
If the sending device attempts to send a file larger than the limit for File
Transfer, the A party shall be notified that the file exceeds the size limit
supported by the service.
US7-20 As a user, I want to administrate File Transfers in Chat and Group Chat
Conversations intuitively.
R7-20-1
If received or sent files are automatically stored on a device or online
repository (e.g. an RCS gallery on the device picture gallery), then deleting
the File Transfer events from the conversation thread does not
automatically delete any files from this repository. In case the user
permanently wants to delete this content, separate user action is required
(as per individual device operation).
US7-21 As a user, I want my sent and received files backed up on the Common
Message Store which is trusted and safe.
R7-21-1
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Details of storage are at the individual MNO discretion.
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In case the MNO deletes files from the Common Message Store (e.g. for
capacity limitation) these files shall not be deleted from local consumer
equipment
US7-22 As a user, I want to restore my sent and received files from the network
MNO storage
R7-22-1
The user shall have the option to restore transferred files from the network
storage (e.g. in case of handset replacement).
US7-23 As a user, I want my device to always be in sync with the stored files on the
network even in case of multiple devices.
NOTE:
Details on synchronisation and secondary device use will be described in
‘Messaging for Multi-Device’, page 129.
R7-23-1
NOTE:
7.3
If automatic backup & restore or multi-device usage is enabled, all user
devices shall always maintain synchronisation of sent and received files.
Details on synchronisation and secondary device use will be described in
‘Messaging for Multi-Device’, section 9.
Technical Information
7.3.1
Overview
The File Transfer service is provided based on the File Transfer Enabler defined in section
3.5 of [RCC.07] extended by functionality provided in this section.
The File Transfer enabler supports File Transfer via MSRP and File Transfer via HTTP. The
profile defined in this document only supports File Transfer via HTTP. Therefore the client
configuration parameter FT DEFAULT MECH defined in section A.1.5 of [RCC.07] is
provided by the service provider with the fixed value "HTTP". The client shall advertise the
capability for File Transfer via HTTP in accordance with the definitions of section 3.5.4.8.1 of
[RCC.07].
The File Transfer technology is derived by the client as result of the capability discovery as
defined in section 3 of this document. A RCS contact is considered to be File Transfer
capable if the File Transfer via HTTP capability is present.
7.3.2
7.3.2.1
File Transfer Fallback
Introduction
The procedures for File Transfer fallback defined in this section enable RCS clients to
provide a File Transfer experience if RCS is not available end-to-end. The definitions in this
section replace the definitions for File Transfer fallback in section 3.5.4.8.6 of [RCC.07].
The procedures for File Transfer fallback are applicable if
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The procedures for File Transfer Fallback rely on transport of File Transfer specific content
via SMS messages.
7.3.2.2
File Transfer via SMS Capability
The profile defined in this document defines a new client capability for the support of the File
Transfer via SMS service. A client supporting the rendering of the user data of a SMS
message for File Transfer as defined in section 7.3.2.6 and the procedures for the HTTP(s)
URI processing defined in section 7.3.2.4 shall advertise its capability
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via the media feature tag defined in Table 31 in SIP OPTIONS requests and
responses for capability discovery or
via the service description defined in Table 32 in presence documents for capability
discovery
in accordance with the definitions for capability discovery defined in section 3 of this document.
RCS service
Tag
File Transfer via SMS
+g.3gpp.iari-ref="urn%3Aurn-7%3A3gpp-application.ims.iari.rcs.ftsms"
Table 31: SIP OPTIONS tag for File Transfer via SMS
RCS service
Service Description
File Transfer via SMS
Service-id: org.3gpp.urn:urn-7:3gpp-application.ims.iari.rcs.ftsms
Version: 1.0
Contact address type: tel / SIP URI
Table 32: Service Description for File Transfer via SMS
A client supporting the profile defined in this document shall add the media feature tag
defined in Table 31 in the Contact header field of SIP REGISTER requests.
7.3.2.3
HTTP Message Body Schema Extension
The HTTP Content Server should be able to assign a user friendly URL to a file uploaded by
the client via the upload procedures defined in section 3.5.4.8.3.1 of [RCC.07] in addition to
the existing URL for file download. The user friendly URL can be conveyed by the HTTP
Content Server to the client via the "branded-url" element defined in the schema in Table 33.
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<xs:schema targetNamespace="urn:gsma:params:xml:ns:rcs:rcs:up:fthttpext"
xmlns:xs="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema"
xmlns="urn:gsma:params:xml:ns:rcs:rcs:up:fthttpext"
elementFormDefault="qualified"
attributeFormDefault="unqualified">
<xs:element name="branded-url" type="xs:anyURI"/>
</xs:schema>
Table 33: HTTP Message Body schema Extension
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The "branded-url" element shall be added as an extension to the "data" element of the "file
info" element of the HTTP Message Body schema defined in section 3.5.4.8.3.1 of [RCC.07].
Clients receiving the "branded-url" element in a HTTP Content Server response body shall
forward the element unaltered to recipients when using the HTTP message body.
The nature and structure of the URL value in the "branded-url" element is left to the
discretion of the service provider of the HTTP Content Server.
7.3.2.4
Parameter Definition for HTTP URL for File Transfer fallback
A client supporting File Transfer fallback need to be able to determine additional meta
information related to the file located on a HTTP Content Server by parsing the HTTP
Content Server file URL.
A HTTP URL locating a file on a HTTP Content Server is identified by the HTTP Content
Server FQDN defined in section 3.5.4.8.4 of [RCC.07].
The URL locating a file on a HTTP Content Server is complemented with meta-information
describing the file using the URL parameters defined in Table 34.
Parameter
Type
Value
s
Integer
Identifies the size of the file in bytes
The presence of the parameter is mandatory, if the URL locating a
file on a HTTP Content Server contains additional meta data
describing the file.
t
String
Value of the Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME)
content-type header of the file as defined in [RFC2045].
Note: reserved characters in the content-type header value have
to be represented using percent encoding in accordance with
[RFC3986].
The presence of the parameter is mandatory, if the URL locating a
file on a HTTP Content Server contains additional meta data
describing the file.
e
String
Combined date and time in UTC time zone in ISO8601 basic
format, i.e. YYYYMMDDThhmmssZ.
It indicates the date and time of expiry of the file, e.g.
20170419T135227Z
The presence of the parameter is mandatory, if the URL locating a
file on a HTTP Content Server contains additional meta data
describing the file.
Table 34: HTTP URL parameters for File Transfer fallback
The URL configuration parameters defined in Table 34 shall be appended to the URL
locating a file on the HTTP Content Server using Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML) form
encoding respecting the definitions of [RFC3986].
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It is recommended that implementations ensure that the maximum length of the URL
locating a file on a HTTP Content Server does not exceed the length of the user data of one
SMS message. However if the string exceeds the maximum length of the user data of a
SMS message, then the sending client shall apply the procedures for concatenation of SMS
as defined in [3GPP TS 23.040].
7.3.2.5
Sender Procedures
The procedures defined in this section apply
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if the user requests to send a file to a recipient with no RCS capabilities or a recipient
with RCS capabilities but without support of the File Transfer service defined in
section 7.3.1. In this case the user may prefer to send the message via MMS or as a
"text message with a link". The operator is able to provide a default selection via the
configuration parameter FT HTTP FALLBACK defined in section 7.3.3.2.
if a chat message conveying a File Transfer via HTTP is subject to client fallback as
defined in section 5.3.3.
Sending of a File to a Recipient with no File Transfer Capability
If the user requests to send a file to a recipient with no RCS capabilities or a recipient with
RCS capabilities but without support of the File Transfer service defined in section 7.3.1,
then
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if the user or the client has selected MMS to transfer the file and the file complies or
can be converted to comply with the formats and codecs defined in [OMA-MMSCONF], then the client shall compose a MMS message and send it following the
procedures defined in [3GPP TS 23.140], otherwise
the client shall upload the file to the HTTP Content Server as defined in section
3.5.4.8.3.1 of [RCC.07].
If successful, the client shall check whether the HTTP message body received from
the HTTP Content Server contained an "branded-url" element in the file-info element
with type "file", then
if the "branded-url" element is present it shall use its value, otherwise
it shall use the value of the "url" attribute contained in the data element of the file-info
element with type "file",
compose a new message containing the URL next to some explanatory text
indicating the purpose of the message and send it to the recipient via
RCS Standalone Messaging, if enabled as defined in section 5.3.1, otherwise
via SMS.
File Transfer Client Fallback
If the originating client has uploaded a file to the HTTP Content Server for a File Transfer via
HTTP and the client applies monitoring of the delivery of chat messages within the 1-to-1
Chat session in accordance with the definitions in section 5.3.3.2, then the client shall keep
the data of the HTTP Content Server response body at least until the delivery of the chat
message is confirmed.
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Precondition for the application of File Transfer via SMS is that the client has uploaded a file
to the HTTP Content Server as defined in section 3.5.4.8.3.1 of [RCC.07] and has received
and kept the data of the HTTP Content Server response body.
If the originating client decides to fall back to SMS for a File Transfer as result of the
procedures for client fallback as defined in section 5.3.3 and the recipient supports File
Transfer via SMS, as indicated by the capability defined in section 7.3.2.2, then the
originating client
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shall inspect the URL value of the "url" attribute contained in the data element of the
file-info element with type "file" received in the HTTP message body received from
the HTTP Content Server to determine whether URL parameters as defined in Table
34 are present, then
if there is none of the URL parameters defined in Table 34 present, then the client
shall generate
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a “s” parameter as defined in Table 34 using the value extracted from the file-size
element of the file-info element with type “file” included in the HTTP message
body of the response
a “t” parameter as defined in Table 34 using the value extracted from the contenttype element of the file-info element with type “file” included in the HTTP message
body of the response
an “e” parameter as defined in Table 34 using the value extracted from the “until”
attribute contained in the data element of the file-info element with type “file”
included in the HTTP message body of the response
append it to the URL using HTML form encoding respecting the definitions of
[RFC3986]
otherwise use the URL unaltered
add the URL value to the user data of a SMS message and
send the SMS message to the recipient address.
If the originating client decides to fall back to SMS for a File Transfer as result of the
procedures for client fallback as defined in section 5.3.3 and the recipient does not support
File Transfer via SMS via the capability defined in section 7.3.2.2
then the client
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shall check whether the HTTP message body received from the HTTP Content
Server contained an "branded-url" element in the file-info element with type "file",
then
if the "branded-url" element is present it shall use its value, otherwise
it shall use the value of the "url" attribute contained in the data element of the file-info
element with type "file",
add the URL next to some explanatory text indicating the purpose of the message to
the user data of a SMS message and
send the SMS message to the recipient address.
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Receiver Procedures
On reception of a SMS message, the client shall parse the user data of the message.
If the user data contains a HTTP(s) URL and the FQDN of the URL conforms to the
definitions of the HTTP Content Server URI as defined in section 3.5.4.8.4 of [RCC.07], then
the client shall apply the UX procedures defined for suppression and replacement of the
HTTP Content Server URI. The client shall take the URL parameters for File Transfer
fallback as defined in section 7.3.2.4 into account. When retrieving the file, the client shall
use the URL as received in the user data of the SMS message.
7.3.2.7
Network Procedures for Fall Back for File Transfer
HTTP Content Server
Service providers complying with the profile defined in this document should add the HTTP
URL parameters defined in Table 34 in the HTTP Content Server response body defined in
section 3.5.4.8.3.1 of [RCC.07] to the value of the "url" attribute of the "data" element of the
"file-info" element with the "type" attribute set to "file".
Service providers complying with the profile defined in this document should add a "brandedurl" element containing a user friendly URL in the "file-info" element with the "type" attribute
set to "file". The "branded-url" element shall follow the syntax defined in section 7.3.2.3.
A sample HTTP Content Server response body with a "url" parameters extended as defined
in Table 34 and a "branded-url" element defined in Table 33 is shown in Table 35.
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<file xmlns="urn:gsma:params:xml:ns:rcs:rcs:fthttp"
xmlns:e="urn:gsma:params:xml:ns:rcs:rcs:up:fthttpext">
<file-info type="thumbnail">
<file-size>82</file-size>
<content-type>image/jpeg</content-type>
<data url="https://ftcontentserver.rcs.mnc001.mcc262.pub.3gppnetwork.org/..."
until="2017-04-22T19:30:00Z"/>
</file-info>
<file-info type="file">
<file-size>32464</file-size>
<file-name>example.jpg</file-name>
<content-type>image/jpeg</content-type>
<data
url="https://ftcontentserver.rcs.mnc001.mcc262.pub.3gppnetwork.org/...?t=image%2Fjpeg&s=32464
&e=20170422T193000Z"
until="2017-04-22T19:30:00Z"/>
<e:branded-url>https://www.operator.com/...</e:branded-url>
</file-info>
</file>
Table 35: Sample HTTP Content Server response body
Network Interworking
The procedures in the network for File Transfer fallback are network internal and therefore
outside of the scope of this document. As defined in section 7.3.2.2, the client shall add the
media feature tag defined in Table 31 in the Contact header field of the SIP REGISTER
allowing the network to detect the client capability. The formats of SMS messages resulting
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7.3.3
7.3.3.1
Configuration Parameters
New Configuration Parameters
To provide operator control of the client's File Transfer behaviour the following new
configuration parameters are defined for the profile defined in this document.
Configuration
parameter
Description
RCS usage
FT MAX 1 TO
MANY RECIPIENTS
This parameter controls the number of recipients for the
one to many sending of a File Transfer.
Optional
parameter
0 (default): no limitation in the number of recipients
positive integer value: indicates the maximum total
number of recipients of a File Transfer.
FT FALLBACK
DEFAULT
This parameter is applicable only when MESSAGING
UX is set to 1. It controls the operator default of the
client switch controlling the user dialog when according
to the rules in section 5.2 a Chat message associated
with a File Transfer is subject to SMS fallback.
Optional
parameter
0 (Default Value), never ask the user to confirm the
fallback to File Transfer via SMS and always fall back,
-1, never ask the user to confirm the fallback to File
Transfer via SMS and never fall back
1, always ask the user to confirm the fallback to File
Transfer via SMS
Table 36: Configuration Parameters for File Transfer Control
The FT FALLBACK DEFAULT configuration parameter is added to the UX tree defined in
section 5.3.7.1 based on the following definition.
Node: /<x>/UX/ftFBDefault
Leaf node that describes the operator's default setting client switch to control the user dialog
for File Transfer fallback to SMS.
Status
Occurrence
Format
Min. Access Types
Required
ZeroOrOne
int
Get, Replace
Table 37: UX MO sub tree addition parameters (ftFBDefault)
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Values:
-1, never ask the user to confirm the fallback to File Transfer via SMS and never fall
back
0 (default value), never ask the user to confirm the fallback to File Transfer via SMS
and always fall back.
1, always ask the user to confirm the fallback to File Transfer via SMS
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Post-reconfiguration actions:
Change the user setting, if it hasn’t been toggled by the user before.
Associated HTTP XML parameter ID: “ftFBDefault”
The configuration parameter FT MAX 1 TO MANY RECIPIENTS is added to the Client Control
MO tree defined in section 5.3.7.1 based on the following definition.
Node: /<x>/ClientControl/ftMax1ToManyRecipients
Leaf node that provides the maximum number of recipients allowed for a File Transfer to
multiple recipients.
Status
Occurrence
Format
Min. Access Types
Required
ZeroOrOne
int
Get, Replace
Table 38: Client Control MO sub tree addition parameters (ftMax1ToManyRecipients)
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7.3.3.2
Values:
0 (default): the client can send a File Transfer to an unlimited number of recipients
Positive integer value: indicates the maximum total number of recipients a File
Transfer can be sent to.
Post-reconfiguration actions:
There are no action at the time of re-configuration.
Associated HTTP XML parameter ID: “ftMax1ToManyRecipients”
Existing Configuration Parameters with updated Definition
The profile defined in this document updates the definition of the configuration parameters
defined in [RCC.07] as follows.
Configuration
parameter
Description
RCS usage
FT HTTP
FALLBACK
This parameter provides the operator default of the
technology to transfer files to contacts not supporting
File Transfer via HTTP. The parameter can take the
following values:
Optional
0:
MMS (default value)
1:
text message with a link.
parameter
Table 39: Configuration Parameters for File Transfer Control
The definitions of the configuration parameter "ftHTTPFallback" of the IM management
object subtree defined in section A.2.6 of [RCC.07] are updated as follows:
Node: <x>/ftHTTPFallback
Leaf node that describes the operator's default setting client switch to control the user dialog
for File Transfer fallback to SMS.
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Occurrence
Format
Min. Access Types
Required
ZeroOrOne
Bool
Get, Replace
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Table 40: IM MO sub tree addition parameters (ftHTTPFallback)
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Values: 0, 1
•
•
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7.3.4
0, MMS is used (default)
1, Text message with a link us uses
Post-reconfiguration actions: there is no action required at the time of reconfiguration.
Associated HTTP XML parameter ID: “ftHTTPFallback”
Technical Implementation of User Stories and Service requirements
R7-24-1
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For the requirements of user story US7-1 the following definitions apply:
The File Transfer is provided by the technical enabler described in section
7.3.1 of this document updated by the procedures for File Transfer Fallback
defined in section 7.3.2 of this document.
The File Transfer service shall be offered to the user if the service provider's
client configuration enables the File Transfer via HTTP service via the FT
DEFAULT MECH parameter set to value "HTTP" as defined in sections
3.5.4.8.1 and A.1.5 of [RCC.07].
R7-24-2
The requirements of R7-1-1 are implemented locally on the device.
R7-24-3
The requirement R7-1-2 is implemented locally on the device. For details
of the technology selection for the transfer a file to RCS and non RCS
contacts refer to R7-1-7 and the corresponding technical implementation.
R7-24-4
The requirement R7-1-3 is implemented locally on the device for the case
of File Transfer to more than one recipient refer to the technical
implementation defined for US7-8 and US7-10.
R7-24-5
The capability required in R7-1-4 is a basic function of the File Transfer
enabler.
R7-24-6
The requirements of R7-1-5 and R7-1-6 are implemented locally on the
device.
R7-24-7
The requirement of R7-1-7 to enable MNO configuration of the File
Transfer legacy support mechanism is provided by means of the client
configuration parameter FT HTTP FALLBACK defined in section 7.3.3.2
R7-24-8
The requirement R7-1-7-1 is applicable
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section 7.3.3.2 is set to "1" or the user has selected File Transfer
fallback as the mechanism as defined in requirement R7-1-8, or
.if the configuration parameter FT HTTP FALLBACK defined in
section 7.3.3.2 is set to "0" or the user has selected MMS as the
mechanism as defined in requirement R7-1-8 and the file does not
conform with the formats and codecs defined in [OMA-MMS-CONF].
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The procedure defined in section 7.3.2 applies.
R7-24-9
The requirement R7-1-7-2 is applicable if the configuration parameter FT
HTTP FALLBACK defined in 7.3.3.2 is set to "0" or the user has selected
MMS as the mechanism as defined in requirement R7-1-8. and the file
conforms with the formats and codecs defined in [OMA-MMS-CONF]. The
procedure defined in section 7.3.2 applies.
R7-24-10 The requirement R7-1-8 is implemented locally on the device. Once the
user has altered the setting of the File Transfer fallback mechanism
selection on a general basis and the value of the configuration parameter
FT HTTP FALLBACK is re-configured via the service provider device
provisioning, then the client shall ignore the value provided by the service
provider.
R7-24-11 The requirement R7-2-1 is implemented via the procedures for delivery
assurance defined in section 5.3 of this document.
R7-24-12 The requirement R7-2-1-1 is implemented via the network indication of
support of delivery assurance as defined in section 5.3 of this document.
R7-24-13 The requirement R7-2-2 is implemented via the procedure for delivery
assurance via client fallback as defined in section 5.3 of this document. If
the user has confirmed the client fallback via download link, then the
sending client shall invoke the procedures for File Transfer fallback as
defined in section 7.3.2 of this document. An operator default for the user
setting to confirm a client fallback to SMS via download link is managed via
the FT FALLBACK DEFAULT configuration parameter defined in section
7.3.3.1.
R7-24-14 The requirements of user story US7-3 shall be implemented locally on the
device.
R7-24-15 The requirements of user story 7-4 shall be implemented as follows. The
implementation depends on the file transport technology used:
o Pending:
For File Transfer via HTTP and File Transfer Fallback; when the user
initiated sending of the file until the first HTTPs POST success response is
received from the network.
The File Transfer may be in this state for some time when the user is NOT
registered with the IMS core (e.g. offline or airplane mode).
o Progress:
For File Transfer via HTTP; from the reception of the first success HTTP
response from the network until a MSRP 200 OK is received from the
network for the chat message carrying the File Transfer via HTTP message
body content.
For File Transfer Fallback; from the reception of the first success HTTP
response from the network until a successful SMS submit confirmation is
received from the network for the SMS message carrying the File Transfer
Fallback link.
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o Cancelled:
If the user has cancelled the File Transfer as described in the user story
US7-9.
o Sent:
For File Transfer via HTTP; if a MSRP 200 OK is received from the
network for the chat message carrying the File Transfer via HTTP message
body content.
For File Transfer Fallback; if a successful SMS submit confirmation is
received from the network for the SMS message carrying the File Transfer
Fallback link.
o Delivered:
For File Transfer via HTTP, when receiving the Delivery Notification.
For File Transfer via SMS; when receiving the delivered status report for
the SMS message carrying the File Transfer Fallback link.
The requirement R7-4-1-5-3 shall be realised based on the Interworking
disposition notification as specified in section 5.3.3.4, i.e. the client should
indicate that the user should not expect a displayed status for the message
in this case.
NOTE:
An originating client may receive for a chat message both a delivery and an
interworking disposition notification, e.g. due to support of multi device in the
terminating network. Reception of the delivery disposition notification
overwrites the "interworking" status of the message".
For File Transfer Fallback, when receiving the SMS delivery report. The client
should indicate to the user not to expect a displayed status for the message in
this case.
o Displayed:
For File Transfer via HTTP, when receiving the Display Notification. If
Interworking Disposition notification has been received but no delivery
notification, as defined in section 5.3.3.4, then the displayed status is not
applicable.
The requirement R7-4-1-6-1 shall be realised based on the Interworking
disposition notification as specified in section 5.3.3.4, i.e. the client should
indicate that the user should not expect a displayed status for the message
in this case.
For File Transfer Fallback, not applicable.
o Failed:
The failed state applies whenever the processing to send the File Transfer
fails and theclient does not attempt to transfer the file anymore. As a
clarification, a File Transfer cannot enter the "failed" status anymore after it
entered the "sent" status.
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R7-24-16 Notifications on delivery and display status information as per requirement
R7-4-2 shall be processed for store and forward as follows:


IMDN in the messaging server as specified in section 3.3.4.1.5 of
[RCC.07]
SMS delivery status reports as specified in [3GPP TS 23.040].
R7-24-17 The requirements of US7-5 shall be implemented locally on the device.
When transferring a large image using File Transfer, the client may check
whether it is possible to reduce the size of the image. It may use following
mechanism for this:
o The default scale factor F for the image shall be
F = min (1280/w, 1280/h, 1.0).
NOTE:
The w (width) and the h (height) shall be used in pixels for the calculation.
o If the factor (F) is 1, the original image shall be transferred.
o Otherwise, the size of the image shall be reduced using following
algorithm:
 Scale both dimensions by the same factor F (same for width and height
so the aspect ratio is maintained).
 Compress as JPG with q=75%
 Compare the new image size with the original, and only offer the
possibility to send a resized image if the resulting file is smaller than the
original one
R7-24-18 The requirement of user story US7-6 shall be implemented locally on the
device.
R7-24-19 The file size limits required in the user story US7-7 are configured via the
FT MAX SIZE, FT WARN SIZE and optionally FT MAX SIZE INCOMING
parameters defined in section A.1.5 of [RCC.07].
R7-24-20 The technical implementation of the requirements of user story US7-8 is
defined in section 3.5.4.8 of [RCC.07] and the technical definitions for
Group Chat defined in section 6.3 of this document.
R7-24-21 To cancel the sending of a File Transfer as required in user story US7-9
the client shall interrupt the ongoing HTTP file upload flow at the time of
user input.
R7-24-22 The requirements in use case US7-10 shall be implemented locally on the
device based on the following mechanisms:
R7-24-22-1 For the requirement 7-10-2 the RCS capability shall be discovered via
the capability discovery defined in section 3. To identify recipients
being RCS capable the client shall check the capability of recipients
as defined in section 6.3, 7.3.1 and 7.3.2 of this document.
R7-24-22-2 T he requirement R7-10-2 and R7-10-2-1 shall be implemented on the
client based on the operator control configuration parameter FT MAX
1 TO MANY RECIPIENTS defined in section 7.3.3 of this document.
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R7-24-22-3 The requirement R7-10-3-1 is applicable

if at least one recipient has no Chat capability as defined in
section 6.3 of this document and if the configuration parameter
FT HTTP FALLBACK defined in section 7.3.3.2 is set to "1", or

all recipients have the Chat capability as defined in section 6.3 of
this document and the configuration parameter FT HTTP
FALLBACK defined in section 7.3.3.2 is set to "1" but the number
of recipients exceeds the value of the configuration parameter
MAX_AD-HOC_GROUP_SIZE defined in section A.1.4.1 of
[RCC.07].
As a clarification, the client shall upload the file to the FT Content
Server only once and determine per target address whether File
Transfer over HTTP or File Transfer fallback is to be used in
accordance with the capabilities of the recipient.
R7-24-22-4 The requirement R7-10-3-2 is applicable if

at least one recipient has no Chat capability as defined in
section 6.3 of this document and if the configuration
parameter FT HTTP FALLBACK defined in section 7.3.3.2
is set to "0", or

all recipients have the Chat capability as defined in section
6.3 of this document and the configuration parameter FT
HTTP FALLBACK defined in section 7.3.3.2 is set to "0" but
the number of recipients exceeds the value of the
configuration parameter MAX_AD-HOC_GROUP_SIZE
defined in section A.1.4.1 of [RCC.07].
R7-24-22-5 The requirement R7-10-4 is applicable if all recipients have the Chat
capability as defined in section 6.3 of this document and the number
of recipents does not exceed the value of the configuration parameter
MAX_AD-HOC_GROUP_SIZE defined in section A.1.4.1 of [RCC.07].
For the implementation of File Transfer in a Group Chat refer to section
6.3 of this document.
R7-24-23 The technical implementation of File Transfer Store and Forward of user
story US7-11 is defined in sections 3.5.4.8 of [RCC.07]. For the technical
implementation of Delivery Assurance for File Transfer refer to the
technical implementation of US7-2. The client shall determine the validity
of the file for download from the file-info element for the file from the HTTP
message body content as defined in section 3.5.4.8.3.1 of [RCC.07] for File
Transfer via HTTP or from the URL parameter defined in section 7.3.2.4 of
this document for File Transfer fallback. If the client attempts to download
the file from the HTTP Content Server as defined in section 3.5.4.8.3.2 of
[RCC.07] and it receives a HTTP 404 NOT FOUND error, then the client
shall assume that the file has expired.
R7-24-24 The requirement of user story US7-12 is provided by the Service Provider’s
policy on the messaging server or the HTTP Content Server.
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R7-24-25 The requirements of user stories US7-13 and US7-14 shall be
implemented locally on the device.
R7-24-26 The requirements of user story US7-15 shall be implemented locally on the
device.
R7-24-26-1 The Service Provider provides the default selection of auto download
via the FT AUT ACCEPT parameter defined in section A.1.5 of
[RCC.07]. Once the user has changed the preferences for auto
download of files the client shall ignore the settings of the configuration
parameter FT AUT ACCEPT.
R7-24-26-2 To ensure the service behaviour for auto-download for files of all sizes
as defined in US7-15 the Service Provider shall apply for the
configuration parameter FT WARN SIZE the same value as for FT
MAX SIZE or FT MAX SIZE INCOMING respectively, see also section
3.5.4.8.3.2 of [RCC.07].
R7-24-26-3 The client shall use the parameters of the file-info element of the HTTP
message body content as defined in section 3.5.4.8.3.1 of [RCC.07]
for File Transfer via HTTP or from the URL parameter defined in
section 7.3.2.4 of this document to support the user experience
defined in US7-15.
R7-24-26-4 The thumbnail preview for File Transfer shall be implemented as
defined in section 3.5.4.8 of [RCC.07].
R7-24-27 The requirements of R7-16-1 shall be implemented locally on the device
based on the procedures defined in section 3.5.4.8.3.2 of [RCC.07] and
the clarifications for the sub-requirements.
R7-24-27-1 The requirement of R7-16-1 is implemented locally on the device.
During the processing of a reception of a File Transfer the client shall
take the following requirements into account:
R7-24-27-2 For requirement R7-16-1-1, the client shall send a delivery disposition
notification on reception of a chat message for File Transfer via HTTP
if the message body content does not include a file-info element of
type “thumbnail”. The client shall send a delivered disposition
notification on successful download of the thumbnail in accordance
with the procedures in section 3.5.4.8.3.2 of [RCC.07] if the message
body of the chat message for File Transfer via HTTP included a fileinfo element of type “thumbnail”. The requirement is not applicable if
the RCS client processes File Transfer fallback as defined in section
7.3.2 of this document.
R7-24-27-3 For requirement R7-16-1-3, if the user cancels the download then the
client shall abort the HTTP file download. This requirement is
applicable for File Transfer and File Transfer fallback.
R7-24-27-4 For the requirement R7-16-1-4, for File Transfer the client shall send
a display disposition notification after the content of the file was
brought to the user’s attention by display of the file transfer notification
in the messaging thread on the active screen, see also requirement
R7-4-1-6.
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R7-24-27-5 For the implementation of requirement R7-16-1-5 the client shall take
the definitions of section 3.5.4.8.3.2 of [RCC.07] into account.
R7-24-28 To implement the requirements of US7-17 refer to Annex A.1 of this
document.
R7-24-29 The requirement of US7-18 shall be implemented based on the procedures
defined in

section 3.5.4.8.3.1 of [RCC.07] for resume on the client when sending File
Transfer or File Transfer fallback.

section 3.5.4.8.3.2 of [RCC.07] for resume on the client when receiving File
Transfer or File Transfer fallback.
R7-24-30 The file size limits defined in the user story US7-19 are configured via the
FT MAX SIZE parameter defined in section A.1.5 of [RCC.07].
R7-24-31 The requirements of user story US7-20 shall be implemented locally on the
device.
R7-24-32 For the implementation of user stories US7-21 through US7-23 refer to
section 9 of this document.
NOTE:
Because the enabler used to provide the Common Message Store may
change in future versions of the profile defined in this document (see section
1.1.2), in this version of the profile it is optional for clients to provide this
implementation for the requirements of US7-21 to US7-23.
8 Audio Messaging
8.1
Description
The Audio Messaging feature allows RCS users to send Audio Messages to one or more
RCS users at a time. Audio Messaging provides a new dimension of communication using
the spoken voice to convey a message, allowing the recipient to listen to the message within
their RCS interface. The handling of Audio Messaging files follows the rules of File Transfer
as described in ‘File Transfer’ with the following refinements detailed below.
8.2
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As a user, I want to record and send an Audio Message to one or more of my
RCS contacts at a time.
R8-1-1
It shall be possible to record and send an Audio Message in Chat and
Group Chat conversations.
R8-1-2
Audio Messaging shall use File Transfer Store & Forward as defined in the
File Transfer section 7.
R8-1-3
Audio Messaging service shall be capable of sharing exactly one Audio
Message at a time.
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R8-1-4
The Audio Message shall stay within limits of the File Transfer maximum
size limits as defined in the File Transfer section 7.
R8-1-5
Interruptions in transfer of Audio Messages shall be handled as defined in
the File Transfer section 7.
Sending Audio Messages
R8-1-6
Any RCS user shall be able to send an Audio Message to Contacts in the
contact list or by entering the contact’s MSISDN.
R8-1-7
Audio Messaging within a Group Chat shall transfer the Audio Message to
all participants in the Group Chat.
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The sender side shall only send the file once over the network in this case.
R8-1-8
Audio Messages are created by a simple user interaction e.g. pressing or
holding down a soft key or button to record the message. Once the soft key
or button is pressed again or released, the message recording is
terminated and the Audio Message may be presented to the sender for
playback and/or sending.
R8-1-9
Audio Messaging shall support status notification per individual Audio
Message (sender side) as described in user story US7-4 and the
supporting requirements.
R8-1-10
The sender shall be able to cancel the sending of an Audio Message before
transfer is complete in accordance with requirements in the File Transfer
section.
R8-1-11
If a sender is interrupted when they are recording an Audio Message, e.g.
by an incoming call, then the recording shall stop, and the recording that
was made shall be held in the device for later use.
R8-1-12
Sent Audio Messages shall be displayed and available for playback from
a Chat Conversation which is associated with the participant(s) concerned.
R8-1-13
Audio Message recording shall be limited to either ten minutes or a duration
based on the maximum file size supported by the MNO, whichever is
smaller.
R8-1-13-1
Once the maximum Audio Message duration or File Transfer
maximum size limit has been reached during a recording, the
recording shall stop and the user shall be informed that the message
has reached its limit. The Audio Message sharing process shall then
continue as if the user had chosen to stop recording manually.
R8-1-13-2
The limits imposed by the maximum duration and maximum file size
of the Audio Message recording shall not affect the quality of the audio
recording. I.e. if the maximum file size does not accommodate a
duration of ten minutes in the handset’s standard recording format, the
recording shall not be carried out at a lower quality to guarantee a ten
minute length, but a shorter duration limit shall apply.
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US8-2
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Notification on Receiving Audio Messages
As a user, I want to be able to receive and listen to Audio Messages that are
shared with me as part of a 1-to-1 Chat or Group Chat conversation.
R8-2-1
Notifications on reception of an Audio Message or preview icon shall be in
line with the according requirement/s in the File Transfer section 7.
R8-2-2
A new Audio Message notification may look different from a new Chat
Message or File Transfer notification in order to indicate it as being an
Audio Message.
R8-2-3
Sorting of Chat and Group Chat Conversations on new incoming Audio
Messages shall be in line with the according requirement/s in the File
Transfer section.
R8-2-4
Selecting a visual notification shall trigger the appropriate action according
to requirements in the File Transfer section.
Receiving Audio Messages
R8-2-5
It shall be possible to receive and play an Audio Message in a 1-to-1
Messaging and a Group Chat conversation.
R8-2-6
For Audio Messaging, the rules of File Transfer Auto-Accept shall be in line
with the according requirement/s in the File Transfer section.
R8-2-7
A user will be notified, as soon as they come online, of Audio Messages
sent to them whilst they were offline as soon as they become online again.
R8-2-8
If the receiving device does not have enough space to store the incoming
Audio Message, the regulations in requirement R7-18-2 shall apply.
R8-2-9
When a user plays back an Audio Message, it shall be played through the
devices internal earpiece (telephone speaker) or through any other
currently active audio output.
R8-2-10
There shall be an option for the user to switch the Audio Message playback
to the handset’s loudspeaker during playback of the message.
As a user, I want to find my Audio Messages as part of the Chat Conversation
with a specific contact or Group Chat.
R8-3-1
It shall be possible to delete Audio Messages from a conversation thread
according to requirements defined in the File Transfer section.
R8-3-2
Audio Messages shall be stored on a central MNO storage in accordance
with the requirements defined the File Transfer section 7.
R8-3-3
Any Audio Messages shall be available on secondary devices and
interfaces in accordance with requirements in the File Transfer section and
requirements specified in the Messaging for Multi-Device section 9.
R8-3-4
Audio Messages shall be available for playback from the 1-to-1 Messaging
or Group Chat conversation by sending and receiving parties.
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When an audio message is opened, the user shall be presented with
playback, stop and forward / rewind options to operate the audio
player.
R8-3-4-2
The user shall have the option to easily respond to a received audio
message with an audio message from the opened audio message
player.
R8-3-5
Audio Messages shall be saved in the conversation history along with
messages and files in a chronological order (as per ordering requirements
specified in 1-to-1 Messaging and Group Chat sections).
R8-3-6
Audio Messages shall be displayed with information on the message’s time
and date and duration.
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The icon that is used to represent the audio message in the
conversation thread shall be differentiated from an icon that is used for
other audio files, e.g. music files.
R8-3-7
In the case of Multi-Device, all requirements in the File Transfer section 7
and in the Multi-Device Messaging section 9 shall apply.
R8-3-8
Incoming Audio Messages shall be represented in Chat Conversations in
accordance with requirements in the File Transfer section 7.
R8-3-9
Status notifications for incoming Audio Messages shall be supported in
accordance with requirements in the File Transfer section 7.
Technical Information
Overview
An Audio Message is a specifically formatted file as per section 3.11.4.1 of [RCC.07] that is
recorded on the sender’s device using the Adaptive Multi-Rate (AMR) codec and exchanged
with contacts via the File Transfer feature.
Audio Message is a File Transfer specific content type as specified in sections 3.5.1.1.2 &
3.5.4.9.2 of [RCC.07].
As such, Audio Messaging uses the File Transfer requirements and technical procedures, as
per section 7, to exchange Audio Messages such as:





Procedures for handling File Transfer interruptions and failures,
Use of Delivery Notifications
Rules for Auto-Accept
Use of a local device blacklist
Rules for managing shortage of space for local storage
Any contact having the File Transfer capability is seen as being compatible with Audio
Messaging.
An Audio Message is identified via its format (section 3.11.4.1 of [RCC.07]) and shall be
displayed accordingly by the UI. A specific icon, pre-embedded in the device, shall be
associated to the Audio Message.
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The content of the Audio Message can be played directly from the Chat application upon
user action as indicated by the File Disposition being set to ‘render’ (see section 3.11.4.2.2.
of [RCC.07]).
The maximum length of an Audio Message is set to a hard limit of 600 seconds (10
minutes).
8.3.2
Technical Implementation of User Stories and Service Requirements
R8-3-10
Audio Messaging shall be done as described in section 3.11 of [RCC.07]
and following the File Transfer requirements and technical procedures, as
per section 7.
R8-3-11
As a file can be sent to one or more contacts, requirement R8-1-1 is
supported. The recording shall be implemented locally on the device.
R8-3-12
As Audio Messaging is based on the File Transfer mechanism as per
section 7, it inherits from the File Transfer features:
R8-3-12-1
Store and Forward is one of these features, hence, requirement R8-12 is supported.
R8-3-12-2
Interruptions in transfer of Audio Messages, hence, requirement R81-6 is supported.
R8-3-13
Requirement R8-1-3 shall be implemented locally on the device.
R8-3-14
Requirement R8-1-4 shall be implemented locally on the device taking the
FT MAX SIZE (refer to Table 76 of [RCC.07]) parameter value into
consideration.
R8-3-15
Requirement R8-1-6 and its sub requirements are UI related and shall be
implemented locally on the device.
R8-3-16
Requirement R8-1-7, uses the procedure defined for File Transfer, as per
section 7 to exchange Audio Messages to a group of contacts.
R8-3-17
Requirement R8-1-8 shall be implemented locally on the device.
R8-3-18
Requirement R8-1-9 is supported via the File Transfer corresponding
requirement (section 7).
R8-3-19
Requirement R8-1-10 is supported by the ability to cancel a File Transfer
(see section 7).
R8-3-20
Requirement R8-1-11 shall be implemented locally on the device.
R8-3-21
As an Audio Message is a file, it shall be part of a Chat conversation as
required by requirement R8-1-12. The content of the Audio Message can
be played directly from the Chat application upon user action. This is
indicated by the File Disposition being set to ‘render’ (see section
3.11.4.2.2. of [RCC.07]):
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Requirement R8-1-13 shall be implemented locally on the devices with a
maximum length of either a hard 10 minutes limit or, if shorter, on the
duration derived from the FT MAX SIZE parameter.
R8-3-23
Requirements R8-1-13-1 and R8-1-13-2 shall be implemented locally on
the device.
R8-3-24
As an Audio Message is a file:
R8-3-24-1
Notifications shall be triggered, hence, requirement R8-2-1 is
supported.
R8-3-24-2
Sorting as per requirement R8-2-3 is supported.
R8-3-24-3
Action resulting to the selection of a visual notification as per
requirement R8-2-4 is supported.
R8-3-25
Requirement R8-2-2 shall be implemented locally on the device.
R8-3-26
Requirement R8-2-5 is supported with the File Disposition being set to
‘render’, making the Audio Message playable in a 1-to-1 Chat or Group
Chat
R8-3-27
As an Audio Message is a file:
R8-3-27-1
It shall comply with the rules of File Transfer Auto-Accept as described
in ‘section 7’, fulfilling R8-2-6.
R8-3-27-2
Requirement R8-2-7 uses the Store and Forward mechanism as
defined in section 7.
R8-3-27-3
Requirement R8-2-8 uses management of local storage space as
required in section 7.
R8-3-28
Requirement R8-2-9 shall be implemented locally on the device.
R8-3-29
Requirement R8-2-10 shall be implemented locally on the device.
R8-3-30
As an Audio Message is a file:
R8-3-30-1
Deletion as required in section 7, File Transfer, is supported, fulfilling
requirement R8-3-1.
R8-3-30-2
Storage in the Common Message Store as defined in section 7, is
supported, fulfilling requirement R8-3-2.
R8-3-30-3
Requirements R8-3-3 and R8-3-7 use Common Message Store
features as defined in section 9.
NOTE:
Because the enabler used to provide the Common Message Store may
change in future versions of the profile defined in this document (see section
1.1.2), in this version of the profile it is optional for clients to provide an
implementation for this requirement.
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section 7, fulfilling requirement R8-3-4. The File Disposition being set
to ‘render’ allows the Audio Message to be played directly from the
Chat. Requirements R8-3-4-1 and R8-3-4-2 shall be implemented
locally on the device.
R8-3-30-5
Requirement R8-3-9 uses status notifications for incoming Audio
Messages for incoming File Transfer request as described in section
7.
R8-3-31
R8-3-5 shall be implemented locally on the device.
R8-3-32
Regarding requirement R8-3-6, the message’s time and date information
are retrieved from the corresponding elements conveying the File Transfer
request as per sections 5, 6 and 7. The duration is retrieved from the
<playing-length> element of the File Transfer via HTTP message body as
defined in Table 55 of [RCC.07].
R8-3-33
R8-3-6-1 shall be implemented locally on the device via a pre-embedded
specific icon associated to the Audio Message.
R8-3-34
R8-3-8 shall be implemented locally on the device.
9 Messaging for Multi-Device
9.1
Description
Multi-device Messaging allows users to view, receive, send and manage their RCS
messages, xMS messages and RCS-based content from devices and interfaces other than
the mobile device containing the SIM. Examples of secondary devices include, but are not
limited to, non-native interfaces on smartphones containing a SIM other than the primary
SIM, SIM-based or SIM-less tablets or laptops. The devices may connect using any kind of
data connection (e.g. mobile data, Wi-Fi).
For device federation principles, please consult Section 19 “Multi-Device Voice and Video”.
9.2
User Stories and Feature Requirements
NOTE:
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Because the enabler used to provide the Common Message Store may
change in future versions of the profile (see section 1.1.2) and because the
Common Message Store is an essential part of multi-device messaging, in
this version of the profile it is optional for clients to provide an
implementation for the requirements in this section.
As an RCS user, I shall be able to connect to and access my RCS messaging
services from all of my RCS-enabled devices and interfaces.
R9-1-1
There shall be one single primary mobile device for the set of multiple
devices belonging to a user. The user shall be addressed through the
MSISDN associated with that single primary mobile device.
R9-1-2
The A-Party user shall not be aware that they are communicating with the
B party’s primary or secondary device or interface.
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R9-1-3
Multi-device features shall be available to all users, including those with
only a single interface. This means that, including, but not limited to, when
an MNO has deployed Multi Device Messaging, backup and restore may
be provided to all their RCS users including those with a primary device
only.
R9-1-4
When first connecting to the multi-device service, the user shall be
introduced to the concept of multi-device, including the benefits of cloud
storage and the ability to access messages, content and contacts from
multiple devices.
As an RCS user with multiple RCS-enabled devices and interfaces I shall have
available all the RCS messaging features that my service provider offers me
on any of my devices or interfaces.
As an RCS user with multiple devices, I shall always be able to receive
communications on my primary device whenever under either cellular but no
data coverage or cellular on data coverage regardless of the connectivity state
of the secondary device(s) and interface(s)
NOTE:
R9-2-1
For some services this may mean only receiving a notifications about the
waiting content (e.g. notification of incoming File Transfer).
An RCS user with multiple RCS-enabled devices and interfaces shall be
able to perform all of the following actions on all of these online devices
and interfaces.
R9-2-1-1 Receive any of the services and any pertaining notifications listed in R93-4.
R9-2-1-2 Reply to any of the services listed in R9-3-4.
R9-2-1-3
Create and send any of the services listed in R9-3-4.
R9-2-1-4
Forward, delete and resend any of the services listed in R9-3-4.
R9-2-2
NOTE:
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For some services this may mean only receiving a notification about the
waiting content (e.g. notification of incoming File Transfer).
As an RCS user with multiple RCS-enabled devices I shall have access to all
my SMS/ MMS (if offered by the MNO), RCS 1-to-1 Messaging, RCS Group Chat
messages, message states and RCS-related content (including files and
events related to services listed in R9-3-4) from any of my devices and
interfaces. As a user, I shall be able to manage all of the above messages and
content in the same way on every device and interface (i.e. in the same way as
on the primary device).
R9-3-1
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The primary mobile device shall also be able to perform the above actions
R9-2-1-1 and R9-2-1-3 when connected to mobile cellular network only (i.e.
when not connected to mobile data or Wi-Fi). In this case, it is acceptable
that functional limitations of the services apply (e.g. SMS limitations apply
to text messages).
A user’s complete set of conversation histories shall be stored on a
network repository
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This is the Common Message Store or CMS.
R9-3-2
This store shall be used for RCS-enabled devices and interfaces to be able
to receive up-to-date message and conversation histories.
R9-3-3
All contents on the Common Message Store shall be kept for an MNOconfigurable period of time and/or up to a configurable quota size per user.
R9-3-4
A conversation history shall include all events that a user has sent and
received during that conversation on any of their devices and/or interfaces.
An event can be a message, a piece of content, or a message or content
notification associated with any of the following services the user has
access to:
R9-3-4-1
SMS,
R9-3-4-2
MMS,
R9-3-4-3
1-to-1 messages,
R9-3-4-4
Group Chat messages,
R9-3-4-5
Geolocations,
R9-3-4-6
vCards,
R9-3-4-7
Audio Messages,
R9-3-4-8
Files.
R9-3-5
All events belonging to and content associated with the services listed in
R9-3-4 shall be made available to all of the user’s RCS-enabled devices
and interfaces. This applies even when these services and events are
being managed by another application on the device.
R9-3-6
An RCS user with multiple RCS-enabled devices shall have the messaging
services that are available to them on the primary device also available on
their secondary devices and interfaces.
R9-3-7
An RCS user with multiple RCS-enabled devices and/or interfaces shall
perceive the reception of events belonging to services listed in R9-3-4 to
be real time on any device or interface.
R9-3-8
Events (messages, content, and notifications) shall be made available
across devices and interfaces so that, for each conversation, the most
recent events are updated first.
R9-3-9
In the same way as on a primary device, when File Transfer content is
made available to devices and interfaces, the files themselves shall only
be downloaded automatically in full when the Auto-Accept parameter value
is set to “on”. When the Auto-Accept parameter is set to “off”, File Transfer
events shall be represented by their thumbnails or preview icons, which the
user can select in order to trigger the download of that particular file on that
device or interface. A “download all” option may be available to trigger the
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download of all the content of the displayed conversation history on that
device if desired.
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As a user, I want to be notified of new messages and content on all of my RCS
devices and interfaces in an appropriate way, so as not to be annoyed by
repetitive and irritating notifications.
R9-4-1
An RCS user with multiple RCS-enabled devices and/or interfaces shall
receive notifications of new incoming events belonging to services listed in
R9-3-4 on all their registered and connected RCS-enabled devices and
interfaces if the user is not currently using the conversation thread
associated with the new incoming event on any of their devices at that time.
R9-4-2
An RCS user with multiple RCS-enabled devices and/or interfaces who is
using a conversation thread (i.e. not timed out) on one device or interface
shall not receive notifications for incoming events belonging to that thread
on other devices or interfaces.
NOTE:
A user is considered to be “using” a conversation thread when they have
performed any of the following actions within an agreed pre-defined timeout:
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Opening the thread (including unlocking the device screen and
returning to the thread),
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Making any selection within the thread (including opening the
message composer, typing, adding content, accepting a file transfer
invitation when AUTO-ACCEPT is OFF, opening a received file,
sending or deleting a message).
A user is no longer considered to be using the conversation thread when:
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The message thread has been “closed” on that interface (i.e. any
other screen is displayed, including the gallery).
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A pre-defined agreed timeout has elapsed after no user activity in
that thread. (No user activity means no further input in the
conversation thread UI by the user nor navigation within the
conversation thread).
A user is not considered to be using a conversation when receiving
messages from the other party, placing or accepting a call to another
party from the thread, auto-accepting file transfer content, automatic
message sending (e.g. SMS fallback, automatic resending),
typing/sending/deleting messages directly from a notification without
opening the message thread (“quick reply”), joining a group chat.
V1.0
R9-4-3
An RCS user with multiple RCS-enabled devices and/or interfaces opening
and responding to a new incoming event belonging to services listed in R93-4 on one of their devices/interfaces shall trigger the clearing of
notifications for that same message on their other RCS-enabled devices
and interfaces (i.e. if the message is read on one device/interface, it is
marked as “read” on other devices and interfaces).
R9-4-4
When an RCS user opens an event or marks it as “read”, the event shall
be marked as “read” on all other devices and interfaces.
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R9-4-5
When an RCS user (A-Party) sends a file (or File Transfer-based event
such as an Audio Message) to another RCS user (B-Party) who has
multiple RCS-enabled devices and the File Transfer is sent outside of an
existing Chat conversation (session), the notification will arrive on all of the
B-Party’s RCS-enabled devices and/or interfaces which are online.
R9-4-6
When an RCS user (A-Party) transfers a file (or File Transfer based event
such as an Audio Message) to another RCS user (B-Party) who has
multiple RCS-enabled devices and interfaces inside an existing
conversation (session), then the preview icon or file shall arrive on the BParty’s device or interface depending on the Auto-Accept setting (i.e.
ON/OFF).
R9-4-7
If an RCS user (A-Party) is using a conversation thread with another RCS
user (B-Party) with multiple RCS-enabled devices and the B-Party is using
a mobile or cellular-equipped device to chat, it is possible that the B-Party
loses their data connectivity. In this case, the conversation shall persist
between user A and user B on the B-Party’s device following the rules of
Seamless Messaging or Delivery Assurance as applicable.
As a user, I want to make sure my participation in Group Chat conversations
is consistent across all my RCS devices and interfaces.
R9-5-1
US9-6
An RCS user who has chosen to leave a Group Chat on one of their
connected devices or interfaces shall stop receiving any further updates
from that Group Chat on their other devices and interfaces.
As a user, I want to make sure that deleted content is handled sensitively and
appropriately across all my RCS devices and interfaces.
R9-6-1
Any events associated with services listed in R9-3-4 that are deleted by a
user on any of his RCS-enabled devices or interfaces shall also be deleted
from the Common Message Store and their other RCS-enabled devices
and interfaces.
R9-6-1-1
V1.0
When deleting an event, the user may be warned that it will also be
deleted from their other devices and interfaces. A “don’t ask again”
prompt may be offered.
R9-6-2
Any content that has been deleted from the Common Message Store by
the system (e.g. content expiry) shall not be deleted from any of the user’s
devices or interfaces.
R9-6-3
Any content deleted or removed from a device or interface that was not
explicitly deleted by a user action or consent shall not be deleted from the
Common Message Store (nor any other device or interface).
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SIM swap will not delete locally stored content on the device. Factory reset
will not cause deletion on the Common Message Store.
As a user, I want to be able to log in and out of secondary devices and
interfaces as I choose. As a user, I want to be able to continue a conversation
on a different device or interface from the one I used to start it on.
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R9-7-1
An RCS user with multiple RCS-enabled devices and interfaces shall be
able to log out of an identity on a secondary device or interface and another
user will be able to log into that device or interface with a different identity.
R9-7-2
An RCS user with multiple RCS-enabled devices or interfaces shall be able
to start a messaging conversation (1-to-1 Messaging and/or xMS) from one
of their devices / interfaces and continue it from any of their other devices.
/ interfaces.
R9-7-3
The user shall be able to continue the conversation on another device or
interface by opening the messaging thread associated with the
conversation they would like to pursue on that device / interface.
As an RCS user, I can have multiple conversations active at the same time
using different devices and / or interfaces (e.g. I am chatting to Alice using my
mobile, whilst at the same time chatting to Bob using my tablet).
R9-8-1
It shall be possible for an RCS user A with multiple connected RCSenabled devices and / or interfaces to have multiple conversations with
different Contacts at the same time from the same or from different devices
/ interfaces.
R9-8-2
Multiple RCS app or RCS web-based interfaces for a user shall be able to
run on a device at the same time, for the same or different RCS identities.
NOTE:
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9.3.1
Limitations can apply when trying to use multiple RCS identities on the same
device.
As an RCS user, I want to be able to change specific multi-device settings on
any device, and for some settings to be kept up to date on all my devices and
interfaces.
R9-9-1
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A user shall be able to change their RCS settings as defined in section 17
on any of their devices and interfaces.
Technical Information
Overview
In this profile, the multi-device service is limited to messaging service only (i.e. voice and
video for multi-device are deferred to next release of the universal profile). The multi-device
service offers the following RCS services; 1-to-1 Chat, Standalone Messages, Group Chat,
Audio Messaging, Geolocation Push, and File Transfer as defined in this profile. In addition
to the supported RCS services, multi-device is using backup, restore, and synchronization
features via Common Message Store (CMS) as described in section 4.1 of [RCC.07] and in
[RCC.09].The messaging for multi-device technical realisation provided in this section is
based on the direct delivery model for CPM session based messaging that is defined in CPM
2.1 and endorsed by [RCC.11], and [RCC.07].
During a session based chat (i.e. 1-to-1 Chat or Group Chat), all the RCS user’s registered
and connected devices maintain the same conversation view to the user. When a message
is received, it is delivered to all connected and registered devices at the same time. When a
message is sent from any of the connected devices, it is sent to all other connected devices
with direction indication that it is a sent message. Offline devices with the exception of the
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primary device which is reachable via cellular, during a session based chat will not receive
any notification. When an offline device comes online (i.e. becomes a registered and
connected device) during a session based chat, it will synchronise with CMS to receive
missed messages. The primary device, which is only reachable via cellular connectivity, will
receive CPM based messages as xMS via network interworking. When primary device is
offline, it is unaware of the messages sent by other devices. Devices which missed the CPM
session based conversation, will receive the conversation via CMS synchronisation or via
xMS for the primary device only in cellular coverage.
Similar to the single device case, two mechanisms can be used for Capability Discovery; SIP
Options and Presence Capability Discovery. The Capability Discovery mechanism shall be
configured as mentioned in section 3.

SIP Options Capability Discovery: Two technical realisations, either without SIP
Options Application Server or with SIP Options Application Server as described
in section 2.6.1.1.5 of [RCC.07]. SIP OPTIONS Application Server is
recommended to be used for multi-device messaging.

Presence Capability Discovery: The capabilities of each of the user’s devices
are announced in a Presence Document that is published by using SIP
PUBLISH as defined in section 2.6.1.2.2 of [RCC.07]. The Presence Server
shall perform aggregation policy based on the rules identified in section
5.5.3.2.1 of [OMA PRS_TS] and section 6.1.3 of [OMA PDE v1.4].
NOTE:
9.3.2
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It is assumed that the client when configured for Single or Dual Registration
(based on the valued of the RCS VOLTE SINGLE REGISTRATION client
configuration parameter) maintains the RCS registration regardless of the
user activity. It is for further study whether Dual Registration clients and
secondary devices may use alternative delivery transports and consequently
adopt more efficient connection models that take user activity into account.
In that case, the impact on the technical procedures of this section will need
to be assessed.
Technical Implementation of User Stories and Service Requirements
R9-10-1
R9-1-1 shall be realised as described in section 2.11 of [RCC.07] and
section 2.5 of [RCC.14]. The shared user identity shall be the MSISDN of
the primary device, and all the secondary device(s) shall use this identity.
R9-10-2
For R9-1-2 the device, either primary or secondary, shall announce its
unique identity to its home network using sip.instance or GRUU as in
section 2.11.2 of [RCC.07], and the home network shall ensure that the
device identity is not passed to the other party.
R9-10-3
For R9-1-3 the multi-device features described in the overview section are
available to the user per [RCC.07]. Multi-device features available to single
interface are based on the technical realisation as explained in the
appropriate section of single device RCS service in this document. Multidevice and single device shall also support messaging backup and restore
via CMS as defined in section of 4.1 of [RCC.07].
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R9-10-4
For R9-1-4 introduction message describing the benefits of multi-device
features shall be provided by the operator as described in section 2.3.1.2.
R9-10-5
For R9-2-1 including its sub-requirements multi-device for Chat, Group
Chat, Geolocation Push, Audio Messaging, and File Transfer shall be
realised based on the direct delivery model to all the registered and
connected RCS clients. The client shall use direct delivery procedures as
given in the following sections:
R9-10-6

section 8.2.2.1 of [RCC.11] for CPM session invitation

section 8.3.2.1 of [RCC.11] for handling CPM session responses and
multiple MSRP media streams

section 8.6.1 of [RCC.11] for procedures upon receiving MSRP

section 8.6.2 of [RCC.11] for procedures upon sending MSRP
R9-2-2 can be fulfilled as described in the below two scenarios:
1. For the multi-device user to reply a message from a primary
device that is not connected to mobile data or Wi-Fi, the primary
device shall fall-back as described in section 5. The xMS
messages shall be stored in the CMS as specified in section
4.1.4 of [RCC.07] in order to provide synchronisation capability
for other connected and registered multi-device.
2. For the multi-device user to receive a message in a primary
device that is not connected to mobile data or Wi-Fi, the CPM
Participating Function shall perform network interworking and
deliver the SMS message to the primary device based on the
procedures specified in section 8.3.1 of [RCC.11] for CPM
Standalone Messages, and section 8.3.2 of [RCC.11] for CPM
Session based messaging. Delivery policies in terminating
network CPM Participating Function and interworking results
shall follow the procedures specified in section 8.3.6 and section
8.3.7 of [RCC.11].
R9-10-7
R9-3-1, R9-3-2, R9-3-3, R9-3-4 are realised by the use of Common
Message Store (CMS) as realised in section 4.1 and 4.1.4 of [RCC.07] and
the synchronisation of multi-device as described in section 4.1.6.8 of
[RCC.07]. The storage folder and objects for the RCS services and legacy
messages can be technically realised as in section 5.2 of [RCC.09]. The
RCS client and server procedures of CMS can be technically realised as
described in section 6 and 7 of [RCC.09].
The quota size per user in the CMS is configured per operator policy.
V1.0
R9-10-8
R9-3-5 shall be fulfilled as described for R9-3-1, R9-3-2, R9-3-3, R9-3-4.
When these events are being managed by another application on the
device, only one RCS application shall be active at time. When the user
switches to another application, that application will synchronise with CMS.
R9-10-9
R9-3-6 shall be fulfilled by the operator authorising the use of equivalent
services on the secondary devices. For example, a secondary device may
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receive incoming xMS as Standalone Messages or via CMS, and may send
xMS as Standalone Messages.
R9-10-10 R9-3-7 shall follow the technical realisation of R9-2-2 and R9-2-1 including
their sub-requirements and requirements R9-3-1, R9-3-2, R9-3-3, R9-3-4.
The client synchronisation triggers are specified in section 4.1.6.8 of
[RCC.07]. When a user opens a conversation thread, the client shall give
priority to synchronise that thread.
R9-10-11 R9-3-8 shall be realised based on section 4.1.6.8 of [RCC.07].
R9-10-12 R9-3-9 shall be realised using the client configuration parameter FT AUTO
ACCEPT as mentioned in section 3.5.4.8.3.2.1 of [RCC.07]. A Common
File Store for File Transfer via HTTP in section 4.1.4.9 of [RCC.07] shall be
required as realisation for File Transfer Contents e.g. copy of the thumbnail
and content URL links. A “download all” option can be realised by locally
implementation in the device to trigger the download of all the content
history for that particular device from the content server.
R9-10-13 For R9-4-1, the technical realisation for R9-2-1 applies.
NOTE:
Newly registered and connected device may not automatically join the
existing CPM session.
R9-10-14 For R9-4-2, when the user is using the conversation thread on one device,
all devices shall follow the display notifications and events in the event
reporting framework as specified in section 4.1.4.8 of [RCC.07] to
determine whether there is activity on the other devices. This means that
Participating Function shall forward the events from the event reporting
framework to other connected devices. In addition the client shall consider
sent messages and istyping notifications as indication of such activity. In
case of a user is using a primary device and receiving SMS message (i.e.
primary device is not connected to RCS platform), there will be no display
notification sent to the Participating Function from this primary device. The
other multi-devices belonging to the user may show this message as a new
message. When the user is no longer considered to be using the
conversation thread, all the devices shall follow the technical realisation of
R9-4-1.
R9-10-15 R9-4-3 shall be fulfilled based on R9-4-2.
R9-10-16 R9-4-4 is realised as described in the technical realisation for R9-4-3.
R9-10-17 R9-4-5 and R9-4-6 shall be realised by following section 3.5.4.8 of
[RCC.07] and section 4.1.4.9 of [RCC.07]. Direct delivery model is used to
send link to all connected and registered devices as R9-2-1. The multidevice “automatic download” option can be realised using the client
parameter FT AUTO ACCEPT per R9-3-9 implementation.
R9-10-18 R9-4-7 When B-party loses the data connectivity, the communication
between A party and B-Party (multi-device) shall continue using the fallback mechanism for the primary device that lost data connection as defined
in section 5, via Network Interworking in the B-Party network, the CPM
Participating Function shall perform network interworking and deliver xMS
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message to the primary device that lost data connectivity based on the
procedures identified in R9-2-2.
R9-10-19 R9-5-1 is covered as described in section 3.4.4.1.3.1, section 3.4.4.1.3.2
of [RCC.07], and section 8.2.2.3 of [RCC.11]. For offline devices that come
back online, the client shall receive an error as specified in section 9.2.4 of
[RCC.11].

Devices that are online and participating in the session at the time of
client departure will receive a SIP BYE request with a Reason Header
filed with the protocol set to SIP and the reason code to 200.

There is no technical solution for an indication of the "departed" status
to clients in RCS 6.0 via the Common Message Store. Implementations
may add a Group State Object to the conversation folder of the Group
Chat with an empty value of the attribute "lastfocussessionid".
R9-10-20 R9-6-1 shall be realised per section 4.1.4.8, 4.1.6.6, and 4.1.6.8 of
[RCC.07].
R9-10-21 R9-6-1-1 shall be realised locally on the device (both primary and
secondary device(s)).
R9-10-22 R9-6-2 shall be realised locally on the device (both primary and secondary
devices) based on the information from the CMS synchronisation as
described in the last paragraph of section 4.1.6.8 of [RCC.07] i.e. the
message is no longer in the CMS and the client wasn’t aware that the
\deleted’ flag had been set.
R9-10-23 R9-6-3 shall be realised by the device not setting the ‘\Deleted’ flag for
messages that the user did not intend the delete.
R9-10-24 R9-7-1 shall be locally implemented in the secondary device.
R9-10-25 R9-7-2 shall be realised following the procedures specified in section
2.11.3, 3.2.1.1, 3.4.4.1.7, 3.4.4.1.8 and 3.12.4.2.2.2 of [RCC.07] and
[RCC.11]. This requirement also has dependency on R9-1-2.
R9-10-26 For R9-7-3 this requirement shall follow the technical realisation of R9-2-1,
R9-2-2, R9-3-1, R9-3-2, R9-3-3, R9-3-4 and R9-7-4.
R9-10-27 R9-8-1 shall be realised using the same procedures as a single device
case with the additional requirement that all devices shall include the
+sip.instance feature tag in the Contact header field with the same instance
identifier value used at registration in any non-REGISTER SIP requests
and responses. There is also dependency on local implementation on the
device to allow a user to participate in more than one chat session at a
time.
R9-10-28 R9-8-2 shall be realised locally on the device. For the primary device, only
one client using the common identity shall be active at a time per the
procedure in section 2.2.3.
R9-10-29 R9-9-1 shall be locally implemented in the device. Setting changes are
based on per device basis.
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10 Green Button Promise for Voice
10.1 Description
The Green Button Promise for voice describes the behaviour of the voice calling function on
RCS/ Voice over Long Term Evolution (VoLTE) devices under various coverage conditions
delivered through VoLTE, Wi-Fi Calling and CS voice calling services.
This section describes the User Stories and Service Requirements for the Green Button
Promise for Voice Call services and all features around that core.
10.2 User Stories and Feature Requirements
US10-1 As a user, I want one single entry point to voice calling independent of the
enabling voice service.
R10-1-1
Any entry point to initiate a voice call from the device shall be a single
button independent of the enabling voice service.
R10-1-2
The entry point for voice shall not indicate which voice service will be used
to enable the call.
US10-2 As a user, I want to be able to make and receive voice calls with my mobile
device while my device is registered on any cellular network bearer.
R10-2-1
The voice call from a primary device shall be successful and meet the MNO
specific voice call performance criteria (e.g. call drop rates, successful call
setup rates).
R10-2-2
When there is end-to-end support of high definition voice codecs, the voice
call shall be delivered with high-quality audio.
US10-3 As a user, I (i.e. user A or B) want to be able to make and receive voice calls
with my mobile device in areas without sufficient cellular reception.
R10-3-1
NOTE:
Voice calls shall be possible through a trusted (preferred) as well as
untrusted Wi-Fi connection of the device.
“Trusted Wi-Fi” refers to a Wi-Fi connection offered by the service provider
or via a third party trusted by the service provider. “Untrusted Wi-Fi” refers to
any other Wi-Fi connection.
R10-3-2
Wi-Fi voice calls from primary devices shall be successful and meet MNO
specific Wi-Fi Calling performance criteria (e.g. call drop rates, successful
call setup rates).
R10-3-3
When there is end-to-end support of high-definition voice codecs, Wi-Fi
voice calls shall be delivered with high-quality audio.
US10-4 As a service provider, I want to configure Wi-Fi Calling on my network.
R10-4-1
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Wi-Fi Calling service per user.
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In case of concurrent availability of voice services fulfilling same
performance criteria it shall be up to MNO specific implementation which
voice call enabler to use.
US10-5 As a service provider, I want the user to be able to turn on or turn off Wi-Fi
Calling manually.
R10-5-1
If Wi-Fi Calling is supported by the service provider and Wi-Fi Calling is
configured on the device, a Wi-Fi Calling switch in the phone settings shall
be visible to allow the user to turn on or turn off Wi-Fi Calling.
R10-5-2
The default position of the Wi-Fi Calling switch shall be based on MNO
configuration (ON or OFF).
R10-5-3
If a service provider does not support Wi-Fi Calling, no such Wi-Fi Calling
switch shall be shown to the user on the device.
R10-5-4
The user shall be able to manually deselect a Wi-Fi connection from
providing Wi-Fi Calling.
US10-6 As a service provider, I may want to provide emergency call services even if
Wi-Fi Calling is being used as the last resort for voice call connectivity.
R10-6-1
Emergency call services shall always use a cellular voice call where
available (including potential national roaming if required by local
regulators).
R10-6-2
Emergency call services may use the Wi-Fi connection if no cellular
connection is available at the moment the emergency call is placed.
US10-7 As a service provider, I may want to allow supplementary services both for
voice calls on cellular and over a Wi-Fi connection like Calling Line
Identification Presentation (CLIP), Call Waiting (CW), Call Hold, Call Forward
Busy (CFB), Call Forward Unreachable and Call Forward No Reply.
R10-7-1
Supplementary Services like CLIP, CW, Call Hold, CFB, Call Forward
Unreachable and Call Forward No Reply may be offered by a service
provider during any voice call independent of the actual voice service used.
US10-8 As a user, I want to use Dual Tone Multi-Frequency (DTMF) tones during calls
both on cellular and over a Wi-Fi connection.
R10-8-1
DTMF should be supported during a call over both on cellular and over the
Wi-Fi connection in both the sender‘s and receiver’s experience.
US10-9 As a user, I want to know which connection (Cellular or Wi-Fi) is used for the
voice call.
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R10-9-1
The device shall inform the user in a non-intrusive way (e.g. similar to the
network indicator in the notification bar or in the in-call screen) that the WiFi bearer is used or going to be used for any potential outgoing or incoming
voice calls.
R10-9-2
During an on-going call over Wi-Fi an indication of the connection quality
should be displayed to indicate any potential impact of a poor Wi-Fi
connection causing a poor voice call quality.
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US10-10 As a user, I want my voice call to continue in case of connectivity change.
R10-10-1 The terminal shall support call continuity from Long Term Evolution (LTE)
to non-LTE connectivity situations and vice versa in cases where LTE
connectivity is not available.
R10-10-1-1 This shall be configurable by the MNO.
R10-10-2 The terminal shall support call continuity from Wi-Fi to LTE and vice versa
where LTE connectivity is available.
R10-10-3 The terminal shall support call continuity from Wi-Fi to non-LTE
connectivity situations and vice versa.
R10-10-3-1 This shall be configurable by the MNO.
US10-11 As a user not engaged in another ongoing call, I want to have the same options
to react to an incoming call independent of the enabling voice service used.
R10-11-1 It shall be possible for a user to be notified about an incoming voice call in
the same way, independent of the actual voice service used. The user shall
then be able to:
a) Reject the incoming call.
b) Accept the incoming call.
US10-12 As a user engaged in another ongoing call provided by the network, I want to
have the same options to react to an incoming call independent of the enabling
voice service used.
R10-12-1 It shall be possible for a user to be notified about an incoming voice call
during another on-going voice call in the same way, independent of the
actual voice service used. The user shall then be able to:
a) Reject the incoming call.
b) Accept the incoming call and put the on-going one on hold. Once
the new call ends, the one on hold shall resume automatically.
c) Accept the incoming call and terminate the on-going call.
US10-13 As users in a voice call, we want to be able to mute (and unmute) our own
voice (i.e. mute microphone) at any point during the call without interrupting
the call.
R10-13-1 Each user in a Voice Call shall be able to mute (and unmute) their own live
audio at any point during the call.
US10-14 As a user, I want to see each of my voice calls listed in my device’s activity
and/or call log regardless of the voice service actually used for the call.
R10-14-1 Calls over Wi-Fi shall be listed in the same way as CS / VoLTE calls in the
same call log view, each visually differentiated whether it was an outgoing,
incoming and answered, or incoming but missed call.
R10-14-2 Visual differentiation in the call logs between CS / VoLTE calls and Wi-Fi
calls shall be provided. It shall be up to the MNO to enable or disable the
differentiator.
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R10-14-2-1 For calls that changed the bearer during a call, the above visual
indication shall be provided for the bearer that was used at the time
the call was initiated.
10.3 Technical Information
10.3.1
Overview
Voice over LTE (IR.92 voice) is a technical enabler for delivering a voice call service when in
LTE coverage as defined in [PRD-IR.92].
Voice over EPC-integrated Wi-Fi (IR.51 voice) is another technical enabler for delivering
voice call service under Wi-Fi access as defined in [PRD-IR.51].
IR.92 and IR.51 voice are profiles of the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP)
Multimedia Telephony service taking access specific differences into account. The clients
are expected to support the common set of procedures and the access specific functions
described in [PRD-IR.92] and [PRD-IR.51].
Traditional CS voice services are delivered on 2G/3G networks.
RCS IP Voice call is not supported for primary devices.
10.3.2
Configuration parameters
To provide the required MNO control of the Green Button Promise for Voice behaviour, the
following parameter is added to those that are available in [RCC.07], [RCC.14] and
[RCC.15]:
Configuration
parameter
Description
RCS usage
IR51 SWITCH UX
This parameter controls the display of the Wi-Fi switch
for IR.51 voice and conversational video service and its
default position (ON or OFF) when visible.
Optional
Parameter
V1.0
It is mandatory
and becomes
relevant if
PROVIDE IR51
VOICE (defined
in A.1.12 and
A.2.1 of
[RCC.07]) or
PROVIDE IR51
VIDEO (defined
in A.1.12 and
A.2.1 of
[RCC.07]) is set
to 1.
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BEARER
DIFFERENTIATION
This parameter is applicable when PROVIDE IR51
VOICE is set to 1 and it controls the display of call logs
bearer differentiation between cellular service (CS call
/IR.92 voice/IR.94 conversational video service) and
IR.51 voice/ conversational video service.
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parameter
0 (default), the display of the call logs between cellular
service and IR.51 voice/conversational video service is
not differentiated.
1: the display of the call logs for service initiated as
cellular service and for service initiated as IR.51
voice/conversational video service is differentiated.
Table 41: Additional Configuration Parameters to control Green Button Promise for
Voice behaviour
The IR51 SWITCH UX and CALL LOGS BEARER DIFFERENTIATION parameters are
added to the UX tree defined in section 5.3.7 with the following formal definition:
Node: /<x>/UX/IR51SwitchUX
Leaf node that describes whether the Wi-Fi switch for IR.51 voice and conversational video
services is visible to the user and its default position (OFF or ON).
If not instantiated, the Wi-Fi switch for IR.51 voice and conversational video services shall
not be displayed to the user.
Status
Occurrence
Format
Min. Access Types
Required
ZeroOrOne
Int
Get, Replace
Table 42: UX MO sub tree addition parameters (IR51SwitchUX)

Values:
0 (default value) Wi-Fi switch for IR.51 voice and conversational video services is not
visible to the user
i.
Wi-Fi switch for IR.51 voice and conversational video services is visible to the
user with default position set to OFF
ii. Wi-Fi switch for IR.51 voice and conversational video services is visible to the
user with default position set to ON


Post-reconfiguration actions: The client shall take the potentially changed value into
account for displaying Wi-Fi switch position to the user or not.
Associated HTTP XML characteristic type: “IR51SwitchUX”
Node: /<x>/UX/callLogsBearerDiffer
Leaf node that describes whether the display of the call logs is differentiated between
cellular (CS call/IR.51 voice/IR.94 conversational video service) and IR.51 voice/
conversational video service.
If not instantiated, the display of the call logs is not differentiated between cellular service
and IR.51 voice/conversational video service.
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Status
Occurrence
Format
Min. Access Types
Required
ZeroOrOne
Bool
Get, Replace
Table 43: UX MO sub tree addition parameters (callLogsBearerDiffer)

Values:
0 (default value): the display of the call logs between cellular service and IR.51
voice/conversational video service is not differentiated.
1: the display of the call logs for service initiated as cellular service and for service
initiated as IR.51 voice/conversational video service is differentiated.

Post-reconfiguration actions: The client shall take the potentially changed value into
account for displaying differentiated call logs between cellular service and IR.51
voice/conversational video service to the user or not.

Associated HTTP XML characteristic type: “callLogsBearerDiffer”
The representation of the parameter in the UX tree and the associated HTTP configuration
XML structure with this parameter are shown in section 5.3.7.
10.3.3
Technical Implementation of User Stories and Service Requirements
R10-15-1 Requirements R10-1-1 and R10-1-2 shall be implemented locally on the
device.
R10-15-2 The implementation details to meet the key performance criteria of the
voice service defined in Requirement R10-2-1 are left to the discretion of
the service provider.
R10-15-3 Requirement R10-2-2 shall be fulfilled based on Real-time media
negotiation, transport and codec procedures described in section 3 of
[PRD-IR.92].
R10-15-4 For requirement R10-3-1, both “trusted Wi-Fi” and “untrusted Wi-Fi”
connections shall be implemented based on procedures defined in [PRDIR.51].
R10-15-5 The implementation details to meet the key performance criteria of the
voice service defined in requirement R10-3-2 are left to the discretion of
the service provider.
R10-15-6 For requirement R10-3-3, section 3 of [PRD-IR.51] shall apply
R10-15-7 Requirement R10-4-1 shall be fulfilled by configuring the PROVIDE IR51
VOICE parameter defined in sections A.1.12 and A.2.1 of [RCC.07].
R10-15-8 Requirement R10-4-2 is fulfilled based on service provider policy.
R10-15-9 Requirements R10-5-1, R10-5-2 and R10-5-3 shall be fulfilled based on
the PROVIDE IR51 VOICE parameter defined in sections A.1.12 and A.2.1
of [RCC.07] and IR51 SWITCH UX parameter defined in section 10.3.2.
R10-15-10 The requirement R10-5-4 shall be implemented locally on the device.
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R10-15-11 For requirements R10-6-1 and R10-6-2 section 5.3 of [PRD-IR.51] applies.
R10-15-12 Requirement R10-7-1 shall be fulfilled based on the technical procedures
described in section 2.3 of [PRD-IR.92] and section 2.3 of [PRD-IR.51]. In
addition Annex A.4 of [PRD-IR.92] applies.
R10-15-13 Requirement R10-8-1 shall be fulfilled based on the technical procedures
described in section 3.3 of [PRD-IR.92].
R10-15-14 Requirements R10-9-1 and R10-9-2 shall be implemented locally on the
device.
R10-15-15 For requirement R10-10-1 Annex A.3.2 of [NG.102] and 2.2 of [PRD-IR.92]
apply.
NOTE:
Single Radio Voice Call Continuity (SRVCC) is only defined for moving from
LTE to non LTE radio access. During a voice call there will not be a
handover from non LTE to LTE access.
R10-15-16 For requirement R10-10-2section 2.18 of [NG.102] shall apply.
R10-15-17 For requirement R10-10-3 Annex A.3.1 of [NG.102] and Annex A.2 of
[PRD-IR.51] apply.
R10-15-18 Requirement R10-11-1 shall be implemented locally on the device. For the
call termination procedures, for multimedia telephony section 2.2.4 of
[PRD-IR.92] and section 2.2.4 of [PRD-IR.51] shall apply. For CS
telephony [3GPP TS 24.008] shall apply.
R10-15-19 Requirement R10-12-1 shall be implemented locally on the device. For the
call establishment and termination procedures, for multimedia telephony
section 2.2.4 of [PRD-IR.92] and section 2.2.4 of [PRD-IR.51] shall apply.
For CS telephony [3GPP TS 24.008] applies. For the Communication Hold
and the Communication Waiting service, section 2.3 and Annex A.8 of
[PRD-IR.92] and section 2.3 of [PRD-IR.51] shall apply.
R10-15-20 Requirement R10-13-1 shall be implemented locally on the device.
R10-15-21 Requirement R10-14-1 shall be implemented locally on the device.
R10-15-22 Requirement R10-14-2 shall be implemented by configuring the CALL
LOGS BEARER DIFFERENTIATION parameter defined in section 10.3.2.
11 Green Button Promise for IP Video Call Services
11.1 Description
IP Video calling is an important feature to evolve the Operator calling experience. IP Video
calling will offer a sustainable and reliable video calling experience across multiple devices
and different bearers triggered by a single video calling ‘button’. Widespread reach across
customer locations and use cases will be ensured. This section describes the User Stories
and Service Requirements for Green Button Promise for IP Video Call services and all
features around that core delivered through ViLTE [PRD-IR.94], Wi-Fi Calling [PRD-IR.51],
and RCS IP Video Call [RCC.07].
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This section focusses on general behaviour once a Video Call has been
connected between users and in particular the behaviour of initiating a Video
Call “from scratch”, i.e. without being already in the context of an on-going
voice call. The behaviour of upgrading an on-going voice call to a video call is
described in section 12.6.2 of this document.
11.2 User Stories and Feature Requirements
US11-1 As a user, I (i.e. user A) want to initiate from various call related entry points
(e.g. contact card, call logs) a lip sync IP video call to a contact (i.e. user B).
R11-1-1
From any call related entry point on a device a user should be able to
initiate an IP video call to a contact whenever such a call is possible.
R11-1-2
The IP Video Call shall offer lip sync experience.
R11-1-3
If there are multiple video call services available, the service that provides
the higher voice quality (stability and audio quality) shall prevail.
R11-1-4
Any entry point to initiate an IP Video Call from the device shall be a single
button independent of the enabling video call service.
NOTE:
R11-1-5
CS Video Call is not offered as part of this one-button experience.
The entry point to initiate an IP Video Call shall not indicate the enabling IP
Video Call service.
US11-2 As a service provider, I want to configure the availability of the IP Video Call
service depending on the different cellular data bearer conditions.
R11-2-1
It shall be able to configure the availability of the IP Video Call service
based on the different cellular data bearers.
US11-3 As a user, I (i.e. user A or B) want to make and receive IP Video Calls with my
mobile device in areas without sufficient cellular reception.
R11-3-1
IP Video Calls shall be possible through a Wi-Fi connection offered by the
service provider or via a third party trusted by the service provider as well
as any other Wi-Fi connection of the device.
US11-4 As a service provider, I want the Wi-Fi Video Calling service to be linked with
the availability and configuration settings for Wi-Fi (Voice) Calling.
R11-4-1
The support for Wi-Fi Video Calling shall be linked with the availability and
configuration settings for Wi-Fi (Voice) Calling as defined in ‘Green Button
Promise for Voice’, section 10.
US11-5 As a user, I (i.e. user A) want to know if I can video call user B.
R11-5-1
The IP Video Call service shall follow procedures described in section 3,
Capability Discovery and Service Availability.
R11-5-2
If the A-Party device does not provide a camera (hardware limitation), the
IP Video Call service is not available.
US11-6 As a user receiving an incoming IP video call, I (i.e. user B) want to decide
whether to:
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b)
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R11-6-1
The receiver shall be able to accept or reject an incoming IP Video Call.
R11-6-2
If the receiving device does not provide a camera (hardware limitation), a
video call capability shall never be reported for capability exchange or
service availability updates.
R11-6-3
When an IP video call is accepted, the audio part should be played either
via a connected headset (if connected) or via the external loudspeaker (if
no headset connected).
US11-7 As a user receiving an incoming IP Video Call, I (i.e. user B) want to have the
incoming video call differentiated from an incoming voice call.
R11-7-1
The incoming call screen shall show to the user that the incoming call is a
video call.
R11-7-2
The B-Party shall be informed of any video calls they have missed. The
notification shall clearly show that the missed call is an IP Video Call.
US11-8
As a user in an IP Video Call, I want my video call to continue in case of
connectivity change.
R11-8-1
If connectivity changes from LTE to non-LTE (i.e. still on cellular
connectivity) and thus IP video call continuity cannot be maintained, the
call shall continue as a Voice Call while the user under changing
connectivity should be offered to manually start a “live video” share if
available.
NOTE 1:
Existing flows for initiating and accepting “live video” shall be followed as
specified in section 12.
NOTE 2:
When downgrading IP Video Call to a Voice Call all Voice Call requirements
are applicable as described in section 10, Green Button Promise for Voice.
R11-8-2
US11-9
As a service provider, I want the best possible quality of video available to
the user throughout the IP Video Call for the radio bearer the user is on.
R11-9-1
An IP Video Call shall be delivered at the highest video quality that the
radio bearer allows.
R11-9-2
The quality of the IP Video Call shall be adapted to the currently available
bandwidth (e.g. by changing radio conditions) and use bitrates lower than
the maximum negotiated when the IP Video Call was initiated.
R11-9-3
If technically possible, the quality of the IP Video Call shall be adapted to
the currently available bandwidth and use bitrates higher than the rate
negotiated when the IP Video Call was initiated.
US11-10
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The terminal shall support video call continuity from Wi-Fi to LTE and vice
versa where LTE coverage is available.
As users in an IP video call with insufficient bandwidth, I want to be made
aware of when the video stream is interrupted until bandwidth is improved
and the video transmission is continued.
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R11-10-1 When connectivity during an IP Video Call is insufficient to deliver a decent
video stream, the video stream displayed to the user shall be interrupted
and a visual indication shall be provided that connectivity is insufficient and
the video continues when connectivity conditions are improved.
NOTE 1:
Preferably a visual icon is used instead of an "error message".
NOTE 2:
The criteria to decide whether the video quality is acceptable is left to the
implementation.
US11-11
As users in an IP video call, we want to stop (and restart) transmitting the
own camera view at any point during the call without interrupting the call,
i.e. audio is maintained during the call.
R11-11-1 Each user in an IP video call shall be able to stop (and restart) transmitting
their own “live video" at any point during the call.
R11-11-2 If a user stops sharing the own camera view, an in-call screen shall be
displayed clearly indicating how the user can share their camera again.
R11-11-3 Stopping the transfer of the camera view by one or even by both users shall
not interrupt the transmission of audio, so that the call continues as voice
call.
US11-12
As users in an IP video call, we want to mute (and unmute) the own voice
(i.e. mute microphone) at any point during the call without interrupting the
call, i.e. video is maintained during the call.
R11-12-1 Each user in an IP Video Call shall be able to mute (and unmute) their own
live audio at any point during the call.
US11-13
As users in an IP video call, when we rotate (i.e. user A / B) our devices the
correct video orientation is displayed based on the orientation of each
device.
R11-13-1 The device shall handle the different orientation permutations depending
on how the device is rotated during an IP Video Call.
R11-13-2 When rotating the device, the video’s aspect ratio shall be maintained.
US11-14
As users in an IP video call, we (i.e. user A / B) want to toggle between
front and rear camera without interruption when the device supports two
cameras.
R11-14-1 The user shall be able to toggle the camera (i.e. front / back) which is
recording the transmitted IP video signal if the phone supports two
cameras.
R11-14-2 If the phone supports two cameras, the front facing camera shall be
activated by default when the video transmission is started.
US11-15 As a user, I want to know which connection (Cellular or Wi-Fi) is used for the
IP Video call.
R11-15-1 The device shall inform the user in a non-intrusive way (e.g. similar to the
network indicator in the notification bar or in the in-call screen) that the Wi-
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Fi bearer is used or going to be used for any potential outgoing or incoming
IP Video calls.
R11-15-2 The indication to show that a Wi-Fi bearer is used or going to be used for
the IP video call should be similar to or consistent with the one used for
indicating when a Wi-Fi bearer is used or is going to be used for voice
calling.
R11-15-3 During an on-going IP Video call over Wi-Fi an indication of the connection
quality should be displayed to indicate any potential impact of a poor Wi-Fi
connection causing a poor video and voice call quality.
NOTE:
The criteria to decide whether the video and voice quality is acceptable is
left to the implementation.
US11-16 As a service provider, I may want to allow supplementary services during IP
Video Calls when another (voice/video) call comes in like CLIP, CW, Call Hold,
CFB, Call Forward Unreachable, and Call Forward No Reply
R11-16-1 Supplementary Services like CLIP, CW, Call Hold, CFB, Call Forward
Unreachable, and Call Forward No Reply may be offered by a service
provider during an IP Video Call.
US11-17 As a user, I want to see my (initiated and received) IP video calls in my call
logs similar to any other voice call.
R11-17-1 The IP Video Call must be displayed in the single (voice AND video) call
log interface (per contact or global call log).
R11-17-2 In that single log of the user’s device, an IP Video Call shall be
differentiated with a specific visual reference from a voice call.
R11-17-3 Similar to voice call events, video call events (i.e. not added in-call) shall
be differentiated between outgoing and incoming and for incoming whether
it was an answered, unanswered or missed video call.
R11-17-4 Visual differentiation in the call logs between an IP Video Call over cellular
and over Wi-Fi shall be provided. It shall be up to the MNO to enable or
disable the differentiator.
R11-17-4-1 For calls that changed the bearer during a call, the above visual
indication shall be provided for the bearer that was used at the time
the call was initiated.
11.3 Technical Information
11.3.1
Overview
The IP Video Call service shall be realised based on three main technical enablers:



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Video over LTE (IR.94 conversational video) technical enabler as defined in [PRDIR.94],
Video over EPC-integrated Wi-Fi (IR.51 conversational video) technical enabler as
defined in [PRD-IR.51], and
RCS IP Video Call service as described in section 3.9 of [RCC.07].
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The three technical enablers shall co-exist based on procedures defined in section 3.9 of
[RCC.07].
The RCS IP Video Call service can be used only when the establishment of end to end
IR.94/IR.51 conversational video service is not possible.
The three technical enablers for conversational video services shall interact based on the
following definitions:

Capability discovery: If the result of the exchange is that IR.94/IR.51 Conversational
Video is supported in one end and RCS IP Video Call is supported in the other, the IP
Video Call shall be available to both ends.
Service initiation and acceptance: An IR.94/IR.51 Conversational Video-only device
shall accept an incoming SIP INVITE for RCS IP Video Call as a SIP INVITE for
IR.94/IR.51 Conversational Video and vice-versa as the services are compatible.

11.3.2
Technical Implementation of User Stories and Service Requirements
R11-18-1 Requirement R11-1-1 shall be implemented locally on the device based on
the technical enablers described in section 11.3.1 of this document.
R11-18-2 Requirement R11-1-2 is fulfilled based on used technical enablers (as per
section 11.3.1 of this document).
R11-18-3 Requirement R11-1-3 is fulfilled based on the used technical enablers for
video (as per section 11.3.1 of this document).
R11-18-4 Requirements R11-1-4 and R11-1-5 shall be implemented locally on the
device.
R11-18-5 For requirement R11-2-1, IR.94 conversational video service is only
available under LTE coverage where that service is deployed. IR.94
conversational video service is enabled/disabled by configuring the
PROVIDE IR94 VIDEO parameter defined in Annex A.1.12 and A.2.1 of
[RCC.07]. RCS IP Video call is available in cellular access if Voice over
LTE/Voice over Wi-Fi is not enabled on the device. The service provider is
able to configure the availability of RCS IP Video call in this case via the
parameter PROVIDE RCS IP VIDEO CALL defined in Annex A.1.12 and
A.2.1 of [RCC.07].
R11-18-6 For requirement R11-3-1, both “trusted Wi-Fi” and “untrusted Wi-Fi”
connections shall be implemented based on procedures defined in [PRDIR.51].
R11-18-7 Requirement R11-4-1 is fulfilled based on the PROVIDE IR51 VIDEO
parameter defined in Annex A.1.12 and A.2.1 of [RCC.07].
R11-18-8 For requirement R11-5-1 section 3.3 of this document shall apply.
R11-18-9 Requirement R11-5-2 shall be implemented locally on the device.
R11-18-10 Requirement R11-6-1 shall be implemented locally on the device. For
IR.94/IR/51 conversational video service section 2.2.2 of [PRD IR.94] shall
be considered. For RCS IP Video call service section 3.9.4 of [RCC.07]
shall be considered.
R11-18-11 Requirements R11-6-2 and R11-6-3 shall be implemented locally on the
device.
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R11-18-12 Requirements R11-7-1 and R11-7-2 shall be implemented locally on the
device.
R11-18-13 For requirement R11-8-1 Annex A.3.2 of [NG.102] applies. RCS Video
Share service initiation for the case that IP Video call continuity cannot be
maintained shall be implemented locally on the device. There is no service
continuity for RCS IP Video call on connectivity change.
R11-18-14 For requirement R11-8-2, section 2.18 of [NG.102] shall apply.
R11-18-15 Requirement R11-9-1 shall be fulfilled based on section 3 of [PRD-IR.94],
2.4 and 3 of [PRD-IR.51] and 3.9.4.1 of [RCC.07].
R11-18-16 For requirement R11-9-2, for IR.94/IR.51 conversational video service
section 3.3 of [PRD-IR.94] shall apply. For RCS IP video call section
3.9.4.1 of [RCC.07] shall apply.
R11-18-17 For R11-9-3, technical procedures are not defined.
R11-18-18 Requirement R11-10-1 shall be implemented locally on the device.
R11-18-19 The user story US11-11 is not applicable for RCS IP Video call in
accordance with the definitions in section 3.9.4.1 of [RCC.07]. For
IR.94/IR.51 conversational video services the following applies:
R11-18-20 Requirements R11-11-1 and R11-11-3 shall be implemented locally on the
device. For IR.94 conversational video, it shall be fulfilled based on section
2.2.2 of [PRD-IR.94]. For IR.51 conversational video, proceed as described
in section 2.2.4 of [PRD-IR.51].
R11-18-21 Requirement R11-11-2 shall be implemented locally on the device.
R11-18-22 Requirement R11-12-1 shall be implemented locally on the device.
R11-18-23 For requirement R11-13-1, for IR.94 conversational video section 2.4.2 of
[PRD-IR.94] shall apply. For IR.51 conversational video service, section
2.4.4 of [PRD-IR.51] shall apply. For RCS IP Video Call section 3.9.4.1 of
[RCC.07] applies.
R11-18-24 Requirement R11-13-2 shall be implemented locally on the device.
R11-18-25 Requirements R11-14-1 and R11-14-2 shall be implemented locally on the
device.
R11-18-26 Requirements R11-15-1, R11-15-2 and R11-15-3 shall be implemented
locally on the device.
R11-18-27 For requirement US11-16 section 2.3 of [PRD-IR.94] shall be taken into
consideration for Video over LTE and section 2.3 of [PRD-IR.51] for EPCintegrated Wi-Fi. For RCS IP Video call section 3.9.4.1 of [RCC.07] shall
be taken into consideration.
R11-18-28 Requirements R11-17-1, R11-17-2 and R11-17-3 shall be implemented
locally on the device.
R11-18-29 Requirement R11-17-4 shall be implemented by configuring the CALL
LOGS BEARER DIFFERENTIATION parameter defined in section 10.3.2.
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12 Enriched Voice Calling
12.1 Description
The Enriched Voice Calling service evolves the current voice call experience throughout all
phases of a voice call: before, during and after the voice call.
Enriched Voice Calling covers the following functional areas:

Pre-call experience: Enrichment of the voice call before the voice call is started. A
calling user can “compose” and share content that the called party sees when
receiving the voice call.

In-call experience: Enrichment of the voice call during the voice call. Either party
can share content during a voice call.

Post call experience: Enrichment in case a voice call could not be connected. A
calling party can “compose” additional information that will be included with the
missed call information on called party’s device when a call remains unanswered.
These features are to be provided only with Voice Services as described in “Green Button
Promise for Voice”, section 10 of this document.
12.2 General
US12-1 As an MNO, I want to select the enriched calling functional areas I offer to my
customers.
R12-1-1
The MNO shall be able to provide Enriched Calling Pre-call features.
R12-1-2
The MNO shall be able to provide Enriched Calling In-call features.
R12-1-3
The MNO shall be able to provide Enriched Calling Post-call features.
NOTE:
The Enriched Calling functional areas (as listed above) can be provided by
the MNO independently of each other as required.
12.3 Technical Information for the General Requirements
R12-1-4
In order for the Service Provider to enable the Enriched Calling Pre-Call
features they shall set the value of the COMPOSER AUTH configuration
parameter (see sections A.1.6 and A.2.1 of [RCC.07]) to 1.
R12-1-5
In order for the Service Provider to enable Enriched Calling In-call features
they shall configure each service separately:
For “Live Video”, in order the Service Provider to enable end to end
IR.94/IR.51 conversational video call, it shall set:
R12-1-5-1
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For Video over LTE, the value of the PROVIDE IR94 parameter to 1
(see sections A.1.12 and A.2.1 of [RCC.07]). This will enable both
“Live Video” experience and initiating a Video Call “from scratch”
experience.
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For Video over EPC- integrated Wi-Fi, the value of the PROVIDE
IR51 VOICE parameter (see sections A.1.12 and A.2.1 of [RCC.07])
and the value of the PROVIDE IR51 VIDEO parameter (see
sections A.1.12 and A.2.1 of [RCC.07]) shall be set to 1. This will
enable both “Live Video” experience and initiating a Video Call “from
scratch” experience.
For RCS Video Share service, the value of the PROVIDE VS
parameter (see sections A.1.6 and A.2.1 of [RCC.07]) shall be set to
1. This will enable “Live Video” experience.
R12-1-5-2
For sharing any file, in order the Service Provider to enable RCS File
Transfer service it shall set correctly the values of the FT HTTP CS
URI, FT HTTP CS USER and FT HTTP CS PWD parameters (see
sections A.1.5 and A.2.1 of [RCC.07]). This will enable both in-call and
outside of a call File Transfer experience.
R12-1-5-3
For exchanging messages, in order the Service Provider to enable 1to-1 messaging it shall enable one of the acceptable options of
messaging technologies as specified in section 5.3. This will enable
both in-call and outside of a call messaging experience.
R12-1-5-4
For Location Push, in order the Service Provider to enable RCS
Geolocation Push service it shall set the PROVIDE GEOLOC PUSH
parameter (see sections A.1.8 and A.2.1 of [RCC.07]) to 1. This will
enable both in-call and outside of a call RCS Geolocation Push
service. When the messaging service is used to carry the location
information, the Service Provider shall enable one of the acceptable
options of messaging technologies as specified in section 5.3. This will
enable both in-call and outside of a call messaging for sending location
information experience.
R12-1-5-5
For live sketch on an image, in order the Service Provider to enable
Shared Sketch service it shall set the SHARED SKETCH AUTH
parameter (see sections A.1.6 and A.2.1 of [RCC.07]) to 1. This will
enable in-call experience.
R12-1-5-6
For live sketch on a map, in order the Service Provider to enable
Shared Map service it shall set the SHARED MAP AUTH parameter
(see sections A.1.6 and A.2.1 of [RCC.07]) to 1. This will enable in-call
experience.
R12-1-6
In order for the Service Provider to enable the Enriched Calling Post-Call
features they shall set the value of the POST CALL AUTH configuration
parameter (see sections A.1.6 and A.2.1 of [RCC.07]) to 1
12.4 User Stories and Feature Requirements for the Enriched Pre-call
experience
This section describes the requirements for the Pre-call Call Composer. For all user stories
and requirements listed below, it is assumed that the A-Party is Enriched Voice Calling
enabled and online (unless otherwise specified). It is acknowledged that the detailed UX
design will vary across implementations. The Enriched Calling UI should conform to the
native device design approach to present a consistent experience to users.
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US12-2 As a user (A-Party), I want to be able to place a voice call without the need for
sharing pre-call content.
R12-2-1
All voice call entry points remain the same (i.e. no additional enriched voice
calling content sharing steps are required to make a non-enriched voice
call).
US12-3 As a user (B-Party), I want to receive and immediately accept or reject voice
calls when Pre-Call content is available.
R12-3-1
The incoming voice call entry point remain the same (i.e. no additional
enriched voice calling content sharing steps are required) to accept or
reject any incoming call with a single selection, irrespective of any pre-call
content being available on the incoming call screen.
US12-4 As a user (A-Party), I want to provide the B-Party with additional enriched
voice calling content.
R12-4-1
The A-Party shall have the option to share Pre-call content with B-Party.
R12-4-2
The sharing of Pre-call content shall only be available for 1-to-1 voice calls.
R12-4-3
The sharing of Pre-call content shall not be available for IP Video calls.
R12-4-4
For available Enriched Calling capable contacts, the following service entry
points for Pre-call services are offered:
R12-4-4-1
The dialler shall offer access to pre-call features for Enriched Calling
capable contacts stored in the address book.
R12-4-4-2
The dialler shall offer access to pre-call features when the user
manually enters entering an Enriched Calling capable number.
R12-4-4-3
The address book (e.g. contact card, quick contact view) shall offer
access to pre-call features.
R12-4-4-4
The call log, when selecting a specific call event shall offer access to
pre-call features.
R12-4-4-5
The 1-to-1 messaging conversation view may offer access to pre-call
features.
R12-4-5
The following Pre-call content share shall be supported:
R12-4-5-1
Important Call Indicator: an indicator that identifies to the B-Party that
the voice call is of high importance.
R12-4-5-2
Pre-call Subject: a message defined by the A-Party, either entered as
free text (limited to 1 to 60 characters), or selected from a list of predefined subjects.
NOTE:
Emoji’s (as defined in Annex A.3 of this document) are supported in the Precall Subject.
R12-4-5-3
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Pre-call Image: an existing image selected from the device gallery, or
a new picture taken with the device camera.
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Pre-call Location: the current Location of the A-Party.
NOTE: The A-Party location is sent as co-ordinates (latitude and
longitude), and it is up to the B-Party device to determine how to
represent these co-ordinates (e.g. as location map and/or text).
The A-Party should only be able to share pre-call content if they have the
Calling Line Identification Restriction (CLIR) supplementary service
disabled. If CLIR is enabled when the user accesses, or attempts to
access, the Call Composer, they should be notified (e.g. via a dialog) about
the need to reveal their mobile number and, ideally, be provided with a oneclick mechanism to disable the CLIR service.
If Pre-call content is shared without conveying the A-Party’s Calling Line
Identification, the content is not displayed on B-party side.
R12-4-7
After selecting the Pre-call content, the A-Party shall be able to preview
and remove or change the selected content before pressing the voice call
button.
R12-4-8
The A-Party shall be able to edit the Pre-call Location before placing the
voice call to a more accurate position in a geographical map or textual
address location.
R12-4-9
The user shall have the option to edit the Pre-call Image before placing the
call, incl. options to crop and rotate the image. Access to these editing
features shall be implemented in a way that allows straightforward
selection and sending of a pre-call picture without extra clicks.
R12-4-10 The Pre-call Image shall be automatically downsized to reflect a target file
size of approximately 80KB to ensure timely delivery to the B-Party device.
R12-4-11 All Pre-call content should be displayed on the A-Party outgoing call screen
after pressing the voice call button.
R12-4-12 After pressing the voice call button, the user shall only be able to toggle
the Important Call Indicator.
R12-4-13 Any Pre-call Image and Subject content shared by the A-party shall be
made available on the A-party device for easy selection during a later Precall use.
US12-5 As a user (B-Party), I want to view content for an incoming voice call before
answering the voice call.
R12-5-1
NOTE:
R12-5-2
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All content shared by the A-Party when the voice call button was pressed
shall be presented to the B-Party on their incoming call screen.
Pre-call content is also expected to be displayed if the device is in a ‘locked
screen’ state.
Any pre-call content shall not introduce any delay in the display of the
incoming call screen on the B-Party device, nor on the B-Party’s ability to
accept or reject the call.
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Any pre-call content shall not obscure any important control or display
elements on the B-Party incoming call screen, incl. accept and reject call
buttons, or caller name and/ or number.
R12-5-4
If the B-Party is already engaged in any kind of call (voice call, enriched
voice call, video call), and has the Call Waiting service enabled, an
incoming voice call that includes the Important Call indicator shall have this
indicator displayed on B-Party screen. The availability of other content (i.e.
Pre-call Subject, Image, and/or Location) shall also be indicated. If
applicable, the B-Party shall have the option to maximize the incoming call
notification to view this additional content before accepting or rejecting the
call.
NOTE:
Standard call handling controls (accept, reject etc.) shall continue to be
available in all states.
R12-5-5
The Important Call Indicator shall be represented graphically and/or
textually, in a similar way other important events are represented in the
device so the users clearly understand it is an important call.
R12-5-6
The Important Call Indicator shall not cause the B-Party device to ring if
the device has been set to silent mode.
R12-5-7
Pre-call Images shall be displayed on the B-Party incoming call screen in
the same aspect ratio as the original image, and any automatic cropping of
the image shall be avoided.
R12-5-8
If a missed call notification is triggered on the B-Party device, the Important
Call indicator and the Call Subject shall be visible in this notification.
US12-6 As a user (A-Party), I want to know whether or not any Pre-Call image will be
displayed on the B-Party side when I initiate the enriched voice call.
R12-6-1
The B-Party device shall notify the A-Party device when a pre-call added
image was received, so the A-Party is aware that the image is visible to the
B-Party at the time the receiving device is ringing.
NOTE 1:
The A-Party can always start the call even without having received this precall image delivery indication.
NOTE 2:
In general there is no guarantee that the content is displayed on B-Party
side, e.g. in case CLIR is enabled.
US12-7 As a user (B-Party), I want to be able to maximise the incoming call screen,
when it is minimized, to see any Pre-call content.
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R12-7-1
If the B-Party incoming voice call indication is minimised, the Important Call
Indicator and Subject shall still be displayed in addition to the usual
information that is provided for incoming voice calls without the user having
to expand the notification.
R12-7-2
If the B-Party incoming voice call indication is minimised, an indication of
the availability of other content (i.e. Image, and/or Location) shall be
provided. The B-Party shall have the option to maximize the incoming call
indication to view this additional content before accepting or rejecting the
voice call.
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US12-8 As a user (A-Party and B-Party), while in a call, I want to see Pre-call content
on my in-call screen, if no other content (e.g. via In-call Services) has replaced
this Pre-call Content during the call.
R12-8-1
NOTE:
Any Pre-call Image and/or Location shared by the A-Party shall be visible
on both the A-Party and B-Party in-call screens, unless replaced by other
content during the call.
The displayed Location may appear differently on A- and B-Party device.
12.5 Technical Information for the Enriched Pre-call experience
12.5.1
Overview
The Pre-call experience is implemented by the Call composer service, described in section
3.6.4.3 of [RCC.07] and 2.4 of [RCC.20].
[RCC.20] is applicable for the implementation of Enriched Pre-call experience with the
following updates:

12.5.2
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The configuration parameters of [RCC.20] are implemented as defined in
Annex C.
Technical Implementation of User Stories and Service Requirements
R12-9-1
Requirements R12-2-1, R12-3-1, R12-4-1, R12-4-2, R12-4-3, R12-4-4-1 to
R12-4-4-5, R12-4-5-1 to R12-4-5-4 shall be implemented locally on the
device. In addition client configuration and capability discovery as
described in section 2.1 and 2.2 of [RCC.20] shall be supported.
R12-9-2
Requirement R12-4-6 shall be implemented locally on the device. In
addition the device needs to support the ability to check the status of
network based supplementary services.
R12-9-3
Requirements R12-4-7, R12-4-8, R12-4-9 and R12-4-10 shall be
implemented locally on the device. In addition the call composer
procedures as described in section 2.4 of [RCC.20] shall be supported.
R12-9-4
Requirement R12-4-11, R12-4-12 and R12-4-13 shall be implemented
locally on the device.
R12-9-5
Requirements R12-5-1 and R12-5-2 shall be implemented as described in
section 2.4 of [RCC.20].
R12-9-6
Requirements R12-5-3 and R12-5-4 shall be implemented locally on the
device.
R12-9-7
Requirements R12-5-5, R12-5-6, R12-5-7, R12-5-8 shall be implemented
locally on the device. In addition the call composer procedures as
described in section 2.4 of [RCC.20] shall be supported.
R12-9-8
Requirement R12-6-1 shall be implemented as described in section 2.4.6
of [RCC.20].
R12-9-9
Requirements R12-7-1, R12-7-2, R12-8-1 shall be implemented locally on
the device.
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12.6 User Stories and Feature Requirements for the Enriched In-call
experience
12.6.1
General Requirements
US12-10 As a user during a voice call, I want to use enhanced functionality that allows
me to have a more meaningful and engaging (i.e. “richer”) conversation with
the person I am on the call with.
R12-10-1 All In-Call Services shall be made accessible from the in-call screen which
is by definition only shown during an ongoing call.
R12-10-2 All In-Call Services shall be delivered in a 1-to-1 voice call.
R12-10-3 All In-Call Services shall be supported independently of the enabling MNO
voice service (e.g. CS / VoLTE / Wi-Fi Calling).
NOTE:
Subject to minimum data bandwidth and round trip time requirements.
R12-10-4 When a participant of the call puts the call “On Hold”, any entry point to Incall Services shall be unavailable.
12.6.2
“Live Video”
“Live Video” will offer users the experience to add their camera view to an ongoing voice call
across different bearers triggered by a single button to “add video”. This section describes
the User Stories and Service Requirements for the “Live Video” services.
US12-11 As a user in a voice call, I (i.e. A-Party) want to have the ability share my “live
video” (i.e. the camera view) from my in-call screen with the other participant
of the call (i.e. B-Party) whenever it is possible. While sharing, the video is
delivered as a real-time stream to the receiver’s screen, the sound is still
delivered via the ongoing Voice Call.
R12-11-1 During an ongoing voice call there shall be the option for both users to
share “live video” with the other party if a “live video” share is supported
end-to-end.
R12-11-2 The entry point to add “live video” to an ongoing voice call shall be a single
button independent of the enabling “live video” service.
R12-11-3 If a “live video” share is added during an ongoing voice call, the voice call
shall continue with no degradation of the reliability of the voice call.
R12-11-4 If “live video” can be delivered by multiple technical enablers, the one that
provides the best end-to-end lip sync experience shall prevail.
R12-11-5 Sending “live video” shall be configurable by the MNO over supported
bearers (3G, High Speed Packet Access [HSPA], 4G and Wi-Fi).
R12-11-6 If the underlying voice call is terminated, the “live video” shall be terminated
as well.
R12-11-7 The user shall not be able to record the transmitted “live video” (i.e. both
receiving and sending “live video”).
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R12-11-8 There shall be no option to stream a previously recorded video to the other
conversation party
US12-12 As a user, when receiving a “share live video” request, I (i.e. B-Party) want to
decide whether to:
a) Decline the incoming “live video” request and continue with a voice call,
b) Accept the incoming “live video” request without sending my camera view, or
c) Accept the incoming “live video” request and sending also my camera view.
R12-12-1 The receiver (B-Party) shall be able to reject an incoming “live video”
request and the voice call shall continue.
R12-12-2 The sender (A-Party) shall be notified accordingly about the selection of
the receiver (B-Party) i.e. accepting or rejecting the “live video” service.
R12-12-3 If the receiver sends back a “live video”, then the stream shall be shown
directly on the originator’s device without options to accept or reject.
R12-12-4 Upon acceptance of user A’s video stream, the camera view is streamed
to the receiver (user B) and displayed on the receiver’s screen.
R12-12-5 An audio signal played on the recipient’s (i.e. B-Party) side may
accompany any reception of an incoming “live video” request.
US12-13 As a B-Party user accepting an incoming “live video” request, I (i.e. B-Party)
want the incoming voice to play automatically through a connected headset.
If there is no headset connected, then the voice is played on my external
loudspeaker.
R12-13-1 When an incoming “live video” is accepted, the audio part shall be played
either via a connected headset (if connected) or via the external
loudspeaker (if no headset connected).
US12-14 As either user sharing video, when I (i.e. A / B-Party) rotate my device, I want
the correct video orientation to be displayed on both ends.
R12-14-1 The device shall handle the different orientation permutations depending
on how the device is rotated during a “live video” to ensure the incoming
video is always displayed in the right orientation (e.g. not upside down).
US12-15 As a user sharing “live video” from my camera, I (i.e. A / B-Party) want to toggle
between front and rear camera and upon selection video is changed without
interruption (if the device supports two cameras).
R12-15-1 The user shall be able to toggle between transmitting cameras (i.e. front /
back) when the phone supports two cameras.
R12-15-2 If the phone supports two cameras, the front camera shall be active by
default for transmission of the “live video”.
US12-16 As a user sharing “live video”, I (i.e. A / B-Party) want to stop sharing video at
any point during the call without interrupting the underlying voice call.
R12-16-1 A user shall be able to terminate either its own and/or a received “live
video” at any point during the call (i.e. three options (1) to stop own, (2) to
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stop received, and (3) to stop the complete “live video”) without degradation
of the reliability of the underlying voice call.
US12-17 As users sharing “live video” (both one and two-way), we want the best
possible quality of video available to us throughout the “live video” for the
bearer we use.
R12-17-1 A “live video” over LTE shall provide a higher video quality than available
on 3G.
R12-17-2 A “live video” over Wi-Fi shall provide a higher video quality than available
on 3G.
R12-17-3 The quality of the “live video” stream shall be adapted to the currently
available bandwidth (e.g. by changing radio conditions) and use bitrates
lower that the maximum negotiated when the “live video” was initiated.
R12-17-4 When possible, the quality of the “live video” stream shall be adapted to
the currently available bandwidth and use bitrates higher than the rate
negotiated when the “live video” was initiated.
US12-18 As a user sharing “live video”, I want my “live video” stream to continue in
case of connectivity changes.
R12-18-1 The terminal shall support continuity of the “live video” stream in a seamless
manner when network conditions allow.
R12-18-2 In the special event where a “live video” stream cannot be maintained in a
seamless manner, the call shall continue as a Voice Call while the user under
changing connectivity should be offered to manually (re-)start a “live video”
share if available.
R12-18-3 In case a “live video” stream cannot be maintained or re-established, the
underlying voice call shall continue.
US12-19 As a user, I want to see (in my call logs) an indication if a “live video” initiated
by me or the other party during the call event.
R12-19-1 Both A-Party and B-Party call logs should identify that a “live video” event
occurred during the call.
R12-19-2 Live video content shared during a call is not stored or accessible after the
call for either party.
12.6.3
Share any file during call
The functionality to share any file during a call is based on the File Transfer mechanism. File
sharing during a call therefore happens within the context and user flows of the ongoing
voice or video call.
US12-20 As a user, I (i.e. A-Party) want to share any file from my in-call screen with the
other participant (i.e. B-Party) during the voice call whenever it is possible.
NOTE:
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The terms A-Party and B-Party reference the initiator and the recipient of the
file sharing, not the initiator or recipient of the voice call (i.e. any participant
of the voice call can share a file during a call).
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R12-20-1 File Transfer shall be possible during an ongoing voice call while the voice
call continues seamlessly on the same bearer.
NOTE 1:
This includes the case where other in-call services are also in progress.
NOTE 2:
The transmission of ‘Live Video’ needs to be stopped by the user to initiate /
accept an incoming file share.
R12-20-2 When sharing files with the other participant of the call, the same logic as
defined in File Transfer, section 7 of this document, shall apply.
R12-20-3 Receiving a file from the other participant of the voice call shall be possible
directly from the in-call screen without ending the voice call.
NOTE:
This includes the case where other in-call services are also in progress.
R12-20-4 The support of file types and file sizes shall follow the behaviour described
in requirement R7-1-5.
R12-20-5 It shall be possible to resize images as described in requirement R7-5-1
R12-20-5-1 Pictures shall be optimised and resized to facilitate a faster transfer
experience during a call (i.e. “low file size” as the default selection).
R12-20-6 It shall be possible to resize videos as described in requirement R7-6-1.
R12-20-7 An ongoing File Transfer shall be completed even if the voice call was
terminated. After completion a notification shall be displayed that the file is
now accessible from the call logs or messaging thread.
R12-20-8 Any file shared during a voice call, with the other participant of the call,
shall be accessible during the voice call (until dismissed by the user). If the
device supports display or play of that file type, the file or a preview of the
file shall be displayed on the in-call screen at receiver side. If
display/preview of that specific file type is not supported a placeholder
indicating the file name and type shall be displayed.
R12-20-9 For photos the same format supported in File Transfer shall be supported
for display in the in-call screen.
R12-20-10 While a shared file is displayed within the in-call screen, the user shall have
easy access to standard in-call features (e.g. toggle loudspeaker, mute,
etc.).
R12-20-11 It shall be possible to open a full-screen file viewer application from the
displayed file / preview of the file for further user interaction with the file
(e.g. save, edit, share, etc.) for the duration of the ongoing call.
12.6.4
Exchanging messages
Exchanging messages during a call is based on the available messaging functionality but is
a simple way to share something written in an ongoing voice call situation. This experience
is especially meant to offer the option to the calling parties to exchange or confirm something
in written format (e.g. a name, an address, a number etc.).
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US12-21 As a user while in a voice call, I (i.e. A-Party or B-Party) want to send
messages to the other call party.
R12-21-1
NOTE:
Sending and receiving messages shall be possible during an ongoing
voice call while the call shall continue seamlessly on the same bearer.
This includes the case where other in-call services are also in progress.
R12-21-2 When sending messages to the other participant of the call, the same logic
to determine the messaging service as described in ‘1-to-1 Messaging’
(section 5) shall apply.
R12-21-3 Sending messages to the other participant of the call shall be possible
directly from the in-call screen.
R12-21-4 Any messages exchanged during a call shall be available to the user after
the call similar to the experience of Messaging outside a call as defined in
‘1-to-1 Messaging’ (section 5).
12.6.5
Location Push
Location Push as In-Call Service describes the functionality to allow sending a location or
position to the other contact while in a call.
US12-22 As a user while in a voice call, I (i.e. A-Party / B-Party) want to send “my
location” or a “position” from my in-call screen to the other participant of the
call.
R12-22-1 Location Push shall be possible during an ongoing voice call while the call
shall continue seamlessly on the same bearer.
R12-22-2 When sending Location Push to the other participant in the call, the same
logic as defined in US5-24 shall apply.
R12-22-3 Selecting and sending Location Push to the other participant of the call
shall be possible without ending the call.
R12-22-4 Location Push received from the other participant of the call shall be
automatically accepted (based on File Transfer configuration) by the BParty.
R12-22-5 Once accepted and transferred the location or position shall be displayed
on the B-Party’s in-call screen as a map (pre-) view and / or the actual
address of the location.
R12-22-6 An audio signal played on the recipient’s side may accompany any
reception of an incoming Location Push / Location Push request.
R12-22-7 Any Location Push sent and/or received during a call shall be accessible
for the duration of the on-going call (or until removed from the screen by
the user).
R12-22-8 It shall be possible to open a full screen map viewer application from the
displayed location for further user interaction with the map (e.g. zoom,
move map view, find route) during the call.
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Enriched Calling In-call sharing with Non-Enriched Calling enabled
contacts
US12-23 As a user, I want to use In-call Services even with contacts who are not
Enriched Calling enabled.
R12-23-1 When sharing files with the other participant of the call, the same logic as
defined in File Transfer (section 7) shall apply when the B-Party is not
Enriched Calling enabled.
R12-23-2 When sending a Location Push to the other participant of the call, the same
logic as defined in US5-24 shall apply when the B-Party is not Enriched
Calling enabled.
R12-23-3 When sending a message to the other participant of the call, the same logic
as defined in 1-to-1 Messaging (Section 5) shall apply when the B-Party is
not Enriched Calling enabled.
12.7 Technical Information for the Enriched In-call experience
12.7.1
Overview
Based on the requirements, the in-call services are constituted of the following main
services:




“Live Video”: In line with the requirements in sections 10 and 11 of this document, in
case the voice call is end to end IR.92/IR.51voice call and the video service is
available, “Live” Video shall be implemented as an end to end IR.94/IR.51
conversational video call based on procedures described in [PRD-IR.94] and [PRDIR.51]. In this case, the RCS Video Share service as described in section 2.7.1.2 and
3.6 of [RCC.07] shall not be available to the user. In any other case, RCS Video
Share service shall be used.
For the cases of IR.92/IR.51 voice interwork to legacy, RCS Video Share service is
used. RCS Video Share service is possible to be established over LTE or EPC
integrated Wi-Fi access.
Sharing any file during a call: Implemented as described in section 7 of this
document.
Exchanging messages: Implemented via the services described in section 5 of this
document.
Location Push: Implemented as described in section 3.10 of [RCC.07].
The client shall indicate support for the listed services based on Capability Exchange
mechanism described in section 3.
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Technical Implementation of User Stories and Service Requirements
12.7.2
12.7.2.1
General Requirements
R12-24-1 Requirements R12-10-1 shall be implemented locally on the device.
R12-24-2 For requirement R12-10-2, section 3.6.2.1.1 of [RCC.07] shall be taken into
consideration. The client shall initiate in call services while being in a one
to one call.
R12-24-3 For requirement R12-10-3 section 12.7.1 of this document shall be taken
into consideration. The in-call services that are supported for the different
voice calling services shall be implemented locally on the device.
R12-24-4 Requirements R12-10-4 shall be implemented locally on the device.
12.7.2.2
Live Video
R12-24-5 Requirement R12-11-1 shall be implemented locally on the device based
on clarifications provided in section 12.7.1 of this document.
R12-24-6 Requirement R12-11-2 shall be implemented locally on the device.
R12-24-7 For requirement R12-11-3, in case IR.94/IR.51 conversational video is
added, section 2.4 of [PRD-IR.94] shall apply.
R12-24-8 Requirement R12-11-4 is in line with the service prioritisation described in
section 12.7.1 of this document under the bullet of “Live Video”.
R12-24-9 For requirement R12-11-5, IR.94/IR.51 conversational video service is
available
only
under
Evolved
UMTS
(Universal
Mobile
Telecommunications System) Terrestrial Radio Access Network (EUTRAN)/EPC integrated Wi-Fi coverage. For the case of RCS Video
Share, the PROVIDE VS parameter defined in Annex A.1.6 and A.2.1 of
[RCC.07] shall be set accordingly.
R12-24-10 For requirement R12-11-6, in case IR.94/IR.51 conversational video
service is used, IR.92/IR.51 voice call termination will result to video
service termination. For the case that video share service is used, as per
section 3.6 of [RCC.07] the requirement is aligned with the service
description.
R12-24-11 For requirements R12-11-7 and R12-11-8, for the RCS Video Share
service and in order to prevent recording, the ALLOW VS SAVE parameter
as defined in Annex A.1.6 and A.2.10 of [RCC.07] shall be set to zero.
R12-24-12 For requirement R12-12-1, for IR.94/IR.51 conversational video service
section 2.2.2 of [PRD-IR.94] shall apply. For the RCS Video Share service
section 3.6 of [RCC.07] shall apply.
R12-24-13 Requirement R12-12-2 shall be implemented locally on the device based
on the SIP INVITE response.
R12-24-14 Requirements R12-12-3, R12-12-4 and R12-12-5 shall be implemented
locally on the device.
R12-24-15 Requirement R12-13-1 shall be implemented locally on the device.
R12-24-16 For requirement R12-14-1, for IR.94 conversational video service section
2.4.2 of [PRD-IR.94] shall apply. For IR.51 conversational video service,
section 2.4.4 of [PRD-IR.51] shall apply. For RCS Video Share service, it
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shall be implemented following the image orientation extension described
in 3.6.4.1.2 of [RCC.07].
R12-24-17 Requirements R12-15-1 and R12-15-2 shall be implemented locally on the
device.
R12-24-18 For requirement R12-16-1, the video service used shall be taken into
consideration. For IR.94/IR.51 conversational video, section 2.2.2 of [PRDIR.94] shall apply. For RCS Video Share service, procedures as described
in sections 3.6.3.7.4 and 3.6.4.7.5 of [RCC.07] shall apply.
R12-24-19 For requirement R12-17-1, for IR.94 conversational video service section 3
and 4.2 of [PRD-IR.94] shall apply. For RCS Video Share service over LTE
section 3.6.4.1.3 of [RCC.07] shall apply.
R12-24-20 For requirement R12-17-2, for IR.51 conversational video service section 3
of [PRD-IR.51] shall be considered.
R12-24-21 For requirement R12-18-1 handover procedures defined in [PRD-IR.51],
[PRD-IR.92] and [PRD-IR.94] shall be taken into consideration. Change of
connectivity conditions that result to service transition from IR.94/IR.51
conversational video service to RCS Video Share service or the opposite
will result to service re-establishment. For change of connectivity
conditions where RCS Video Share service remains the used service,
sections 2.4.7 and 2.4.8 of [RCC.07] shall be taken into consideration.
R12-24-22 For requirement R12-18-2, RCS Video Share service initiation for the case
that IP Video call continuity cannot be maintained shall be implemented
locally on the device.
R12-24-23 For requirement R12-18-3, in case of IR.94/IR.51 conversational video
service loss section 2.4 of [PRD-IR.94] shall apply.
R12-24-24 Requirement R12-19-1 shall be implemented locally on the device.
R12-24-25 For requirement R12-19-2, the ALLOW VS SAVE parameter defined in
Annex A.1.6 and A.2.10 of [RCC.06 RCS6.0 UNI] shall be set to zero.
12.7.2.3
Share any file during call
R12-24-26 The realisation of requirement R12-20-1 shall be implemented as defined
in section 12.7.1 of this document (sharing any file during a call bullet).
R12-24-27 Requirement R12-20-2 shall be implemented as defined in section 7.3.
R12-24-28 Requirement R12-20-3 shall be implemented locally on the device. It is
required for the client to be able to identify whether the file transfer is
received from the other party in the call and if so to display the file transfer
accordingly.
R12-24-29 Requirements R12-20-4, R12-20-5 and R12-20-6 shall follow the
procedures described in section 7.3.
R12-24-30 Requirement R12-20-7 shall be implemented based on the procedures
defined in section 12.7.1 of this document (sharing any file during a call
bullet). The service continuation is not related to the status of the voice
call. The display of the notification shall be implemented locally on the
device.
R12-24-31 Requirements R12-20-8, R12-20-9, R12-20-10 and R12-20-11 shall be
implemented locally on the device.
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Exchanging messages
R12-24-32 Requirements R12-21-1 and R12-21-2 shall be implemented locally on the
device. Sending and receiving of messages during the call shall follow the
same methods and procedures as described in section 5.3.
R12-24-33 Requirements R12-21-3 and R12-21-4 shall be implemented locally on the
device.
12.7.2.5
Location push
R12-24-34 Requirement R12-22-1 shall be implemented locally on the device.
Sending and receiving of location push information during the call shall
follow section 12.7.1 of this document (location push bullet).
R12-24-35 For requirement R12-22-2, as per section 3.10 of [RCC.07] RCS File
Transfer over MSRP is used to convey the location information during a
voice call. For Geolocation Push fallback scenarios during a voice call, the
procedures described in section 5.3 shall apply.
R12-24-36 Requirement R12-22-3 shall be implemented locally on the device.
R12-24-37 The client's auto accept behaviour, defined in requirement R12-22-4 shall
be implemented locally on the device and it shall be controlled via the FT
AUT ACCEPT parameter defined in Annex A.1.5 and A.2.6 of [RCC.07].
R12-24-38 Requirements R12-22-5 to R12-22-8 shall be implemented locally on the
device.
12.7.2.6
Enriched Calling In-Call Sharing with Non-Enriched Calling enabled
contacts
R12-24-39 Requirement R12-23-1 shall be implemented as defined in section 7.3
R12-24-40 Requirement R12-23-2 shall be implemented as defined in sections 5.3
and 7.3.
R12-24-41 Requirement R12-23-3 shall be implemented as defined in section 5.3
12.8 User Stories and Feature Requirements for Interactive In-call experience
NOTE:
12.8.1
in this section, the ‘A-Party’ requesting a live sketch sharing may be either
the caller or the recipient of the ongoing voice call. Similarly the ‘B-Party’
receiving a request to a live sketch sharing may be either the caller or the
call recipient.
Live Sketch Sharing
US12-25 As a user (A-Party or B-Party), I want to be able to participate in a live sketch
sharing at any time during an on-going voice call.
R12-25-1 Both parties shall be able to participate in a live sketch sharing at any time
during an on-going 1-to-1 voice call.
NOTE 1:
Applies even if other in-call services are also in progress.
NOTE 2:
A “live video” needs to be stopped by the user to initiate or accept an
incoming live sketch sharing request.
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Both parties may be prevented from initiating a new live sketch sharing if
they are already participating in a live sketch sharing.
R12-25-2 The on-going voice call shall continue seamlessly on the same bearer
when a live sketch sharing is in progress.
US12-26 As a user (A-Party), I want to be able to request a live sketch sharing with the
other calling party at any time during an on-going voice call.
R12-26-1 During an ongoing voice call, either party shall be able to request a live
sketch sharing with the other party in the call directly from the in-call
screen.
NOTE:
As long as no other live sketch sharing is currently in progress.
R12-26-2 Either party shall not be able to request a live sketch sharing when the
other party is not Enriched Calling enabled or if either party does not have
data connectivity during the voice call.
R12-26-3 When a participant of the call puts the call On Hold, any entry point to
Interactive In-call services shall be disabled.
US12-27 As a user (A-Party) having requested the other party to a live sketch sharing,
I want to see the status of the live sketch sharing request.
R12-27-1 It shall be made clear to the A-Party that a request has been sent but is not
yet accepted (or rejected).
R12-27-2 The A-Party shall be notified if the request to the live sketch sharing has
timed out before B-Party accepts or rejects the request.
R12-27-3 The A-Party shall be notified if the request to the live sketch sharing was
rejected by the B-Party.
R12-27-4 The A-Party should be able to re-initiate the request to a live sketch sharing
to the B-Party if the previous request failed for any reason, or if it timed out
or if rejected by B-Party.
US12-28 As a user (A-Party) having requested the other party to a live sketch sharing,
I want to be able to cancel the request to a live sketch sharing before B-Party
acceptance.
R12-28-1 The A-Party should be able to cancel an initiated request to a live sketch
sharing before the B-Party has accepted (or rejected) it.
R12-28-2 The B-Party shall be notified if the request to the live sketch sharing is
cancelled by the A-Party before they have accepted (or rejected) it.
R12-28-3 The request to a live sketch sharing shall be cancelled automatically if the
call ends before the B-Party has accepted (or rejected) it.
NOTE:
No separate notification that the request to a live sketch sharing has been
cancelled is required in this case.
US12-29 As a user (A-Party) having requested the other party to a live sketch sharing,
I want the request to time out if the B-Party fails to respond.
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R12-29-1 The request to a live sketch sharing should be automatically dismissed or
declined if the B-Party has not accepted (or rejected) it after a pre-defined
timeout period.
R12-29-2 Both parties shall be notified if the request to a live sketch sharing times
out before the B-Party has accepted (or rejected) it.
US12-30 As a user (B-Party) having been requested to a live sketch sharing, I want to
be able to see the request to the live sketch sharing.
R12-30-1 An incoming request to a live sketch sharing shall trigger an on-screen
display indication which requires a response on the B-Party’s device, which
shall be visible to the B-Party whether or not the in-call screen is currently
displayed on their device.
R12-30-2 B-party can accept or reject a request to a live sketch sharing from A-Party.
R12-30-3 An audio signal played on the B-Party’s device may accompany the
incoming request to a live sketch sharing.
US12-31 As a user (B-Party) having been requested to a live sketch sharing, I want to
be able to accept the request to the live sketch sharing.
R12-31-1 The B-Party shall be able to accept the live sketch sharing directly from the
live sketch sharing request.
R12-31-2 When B-Party accepts the request to the live sketch sharing both A- and
B-Party’s live sketch screen shall open automatically including the predefined background.
US12-32 As a user (B-Party) having been requested to a live sketch sharing, I want to
be able to decline the request to the live sketch sharing.
R12-32-1 The B-Party shall be able to decline the request to the live sketch sharing.
US12-33 As a user (A-Party or B-Party) in an on-going voice call with an ongoing live
sketch sharing, I want to be able to edit the sketch.
R12-33-1 During a live sketch sharing, both parties shall be able to edit the sketch,
and view any edits they have made in real time.
R12-33-2 During a live sketch sharing, both parties shall be able to view any edits
made to the sketch by the other party in as near real-time as possible.
R12-33-3 Editing a live sketch shall allow actions like changing the sketch
background, drawing lines on the sketch background itself and changes to
the drawings (e.g. changing line colour and line thickness, erasing lines
etc.).
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US12-34 As a user (A-Party or B-Party) in an on-going voice call with an ongoing live
sketch sharing, I want to be able to move between the main in-call screen
and the sketch screen at any time.
R12-34-1 While a sketch is open, it shall be easy for the user to use the standard incall features and controls (e.g. end call, toggle loudspeaker, mute, etc.)
without ending the shared sketch session.
R12-34-2 Either party shall be able to switch directly between the sketch and the incall screens at any time without ending the shared sketch session.
US12-35 As a user (A-Party or B-Party) in an ongoing live sketch sharing during a voice
call, I want the incoming voice automatically on a connected headset. If there
is no headset connected, then I want the voice to be played on my external
loudspeaker.
R12-35-1 During an ongoing live sketch sharing, the audio part of the ongoing voice
call should be played either via a connected headset (if connected) or via the
external loudspeaker (if no headset connected).
US12-36 As a user (A-Party or B-Party) in an on-going voice call with an ongoing
sketch sharing, I want to be able to end the live sketch sharing at any time.
R12-36-1 Either party shall be able to end the live sketch sharing at any time.
R12-36-2 Either party shall be able to end the live sketch sharing directly from their
live sketch screen.
R12-36-3 Either party may be able to end the live sketch sharing directly from their
in-call screen.
R12-36-4 The live sketch sharing shall end when the associated voice call ends.
NOTE:
Live sketch sharing will not end when the user presses the device back or
home keys in the live sketch screen.
US12-37 As a user (A-Party or B-Party) in an on-going voice call previously engaged
in a live sketch sharing which has ended, I want to be informed that the
sketch ended.
R12-37-1 Both parties shall be made aware when the live sketch sharing has ended.
US12-38 As a user engaged in a shared sketch, I want the final sketch to be saved on
my device.
R12-38-1 The sketch shall be automatically saved to both parties’ devices when the
session ends.
NOTE 1:
Sketch can be saved as a ‘flat’ image, without separately editable
background and drawing layers.
NOTE 2:
In case of using an image as background, the original image will not be
overwritten by the image modified during the live sketch sharing session.
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US12-39 As a user (A-Party and B-Party) in an on-going voice call, I want to be able to
share a live sketch on an image.
R12-39-1 An entry point for a live sketch on an image should be provided on the incall screen.
US12-40 As a user (A-Party or B-Party) in an on-going voice call with an ongoing live
sketch sharing, I want to be able to edit the sketch background.
R12-40-1 Either party shall be able to change the live sketch background image
and/or colour at any time during the live sketch.
R12-40-2 Any change to the live sketch background shall be shown in real-time on
both parties’ devices.
R12-40-3 Either party shall be able to select an existing image from the device gallery
as the live sketch background.
R12-40-4 Either party shall be able to take a new picture from the device camera to
use as the live sketch background.
R12-40-5 Either party should be able to select a live sketch background from a
selection of pre-defined template backgrounds.
US12-41 As a user (i.e. A / B-Party) in an on-going voice call with a live sketch open, I
want to be able to zoom and move the background image.
R12-41-1 Both parties should be able to change the scale of the image (zoom in/out),
independent of the image being viewed by the other party.
R12-41-2 Both parties should be able to move around the image, independent of the
image being viewed by the other party.
NOTE:
These changes to the image are not visible to the other party.
US12-42 As a user (i.e. A / B-Party) in an on-going voice call with an open live sketch
sharing, I want to be able to change the line thickness.
R12-42-1 The default line thickness and colour initially assigned to the both parties
when first opening the live sketch should be the thickness and colour they
last selected in any previous sketch session (if applicable).
R12-42-2 Either party shall be able to change the thickness of any lines that they
draw at any time during the live sketch session (irrespective of any line
thicknesses set on initial default).
12.8.3
Specific Requirements for a live sketch on a map
US12-43 As a user (A-Party and B-Party) in an on-going voice call, I want to be able to
share a live sketch on a map.
R12-43-1 A separate entry point for a live sketch on a map should be provided on
the in-call screen (i.e. defaulting to a map background).
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R12-43-2 The A-Party’s current location should be set as the default location for any
new live sketch on a map for both parties.
US12-44 As a user (i.e. A / B-Party) in an on-going voice call with an ongoing live sketch
on a map, I want to be able to interact with the background map.
R12-44-1 Both parties shall be able to change the scale of the map, independent of
the map being viewed by the other party.
R12-44-2 Both parties shall be able to move the map location, independent of the
map being viewed by the other party.
NOTE:
These changes to the map are not visible to the other party.
US12-45 As a user (A-Party and B-Party) in an on-going voice call with an ongoing live
sketch on a map, I want to know if the other party has made any edits that I
cannot currently see on my map view.
R12-45-1 If the other party has edited a part of the map that the current party is not
viewing, then the current party should be made aware that this is occurring.
R12-45-2 If the other party has edited a part of the map that the current party is not
viewing, then the current party should be able to view all the edits easily on
their screen when desired.
US12-46 As a user (A-Party and B-Party) in an on-going voice call with an ongoing live
sketch on a map, I want some additional map-based controls.
R12-46-1 Both parties should be able to see each other’s locations on the map
R12-46-2 Both parties should be able to easily move the map to their location at any
time.
R12-46-3 Both parties should be able to easily move the map to the other party
location at any time.
R12-46-4 Both parties should be able to easily move the map to display both
locations at any time.
NOTE:
If location is disabled on either party’s device, the marker for their location
will not be shown on the map.
R12-46-5 Both parties should be able to send a location marker to the other party,
with this marker being visible on both parties’ sketches.
R12-46-6 Both parties should be able to easily move the map to display all locations
at any time.
12.9 Technical Information for Interactive In-call services
12.9.1
Overview
The Interactive In-Call Experiences Shared Sketch and Shared Map shall be implemented
by the client as described in section 12.8 of this document. The technical implementation
shall follow the procedures as described in sections 2.9.7, 2.9.8 and 2.9.10 of [RCC.20]. The
protocol to use is described in section 2.9.10 of [RCC.20].
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Shared Sketch
R12-47-1 Requirements R12-25-1, R12-26-1, R12-26-2, R12-27-2, R12-27-3, R1227-4, R12-28-1, R12-28-2, R12-30-2, R12-31-2, R12-32-1, R12-33-1, R1233-2 shall be implemented locally on the device. In addition, the procedures
as described in sections 2.9.7, 2.9.8 and 2.9.10 of [RCC.20] shall be
supported.
R12-47-2 Requirements R12-25-2, R12-26-3, R12-27-1, R12-28-3, R12-29-1, R1229-2, R12-30-1, R12-30-3, R12-31-1, R12-33-3, R12-34-1, R12-34-2, R1235-1, R12-36-1 to R12-36-4, R12-37-1, R12-38-1 shall be implemented
locally on the device.
12.9.3
Specific Shared Image Sketch Requirements
R12-47-3 Requirements R12-39-1 and R12-40-1 shall be implemented locally on the
device.
R12-47-4 Requirement R12-40-2 shall be implemented locally on the device. In
addition the procedures as described in [RCC.20] section 2.9.7, 2.9.8 and
2.9.10 shall be supported.
R12-47-5 Requirements R12-40-3, R12-40-4, R12-40-5 shall be implemented locally
on the device.
R12-47-6 Requirements R12-41-1, R12-41-2, R12-42-1 and RR12-42-2 shall be
implemented locally on the device.
12.9.4
Specific Shared Map Sketch Requirements
R12-47-7 Requirements R12-43-2, R12-45-1, R12-45-2, R12-46-1 and R12-46-5
shall be implemented locally on the device. In addition the procedures as
described in [RCC.20] section 2.9.7, 2.9.8 and 2.9.10 shall be supported.
R12-47-8 Requirements R12-43-1, R12-44-1, R12-44-2, R12-46-2, R12-46-3, R1246-4 and R12-46-6 shall be implemented locally on the device.
12.10 User Stories and Feature Requirements for the Enriched Post-call
experience
This section describes the use case where a user (A-Party) can add additional information
after an unanswered / unsuccessful call to the callee (B-Party). This information updates the
existing missed call notification on the B-Party side with an enhanced version that not only
provides the missed call information but also provides the B-Party with a reason why the AParty placed the call.
US12-48 As a user (A-Party), I want to be presented with on-screen options after an
unanswered call so that I can add a reason for the call.
NOTE:
An ‘unanswered’ call is any call attempt that has not been completed as a
connection between the A-Party and the B-Party, e.g., but not limited to, BParty did not answer the call, B-Party rejected the call, or A-Party cancelled
the call before B-Party accepted it. A call connected to the B-Party voicemail
system is treated as an answered call (as is Call Forwarding).
R12-48-1 If a call was not answered by the B-Party, the A-Party shall have the option
to EITHER:
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Write and send a Post-call Note to the B-Party (limited to 1 to 60 characters) OR
Record and send a Post-call Voice Message (limited to 10 minutes long) to the BParty
NOTE:
Emoji’s are supported in Post-call Notes.
R12-48-2 Pre-defined Post-call Notes should be available for the user.
R12-48-3 The Pre-call Subject shall be presented as default Post-call Note.
R12-48-4 The implementation of pre-defined Post-call Notes on the device may offer
some or all of the following features:
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The device may store and display previously entered user-defined Post-call
Notes.
An auto-complete function may be available that lists matching existing Postcall Notes while the user is typing.
The user may be able to select a Post-call Notes from a list of pre-defined
and/or previously used notes.
The user shall have an ability to edit any pre-defined or previously entered and
stored Post-call Notes.
R12-48-5 If the B-Party is not connected to data when the call attempt ended, the
sending of post-call content shall follow the 1-to-1 Messaging (Section 5)
logic.
US12-49 As a user (B-Party), I want to see an updated and enriched missed call
indication on my device if the caller (A-Party) added a reason after the call was
not answered by me.
R12-49-1 Post-call Notes or Voice Messages shall update the existing standard
missed call indication on the B-Party’s device.
R12-49-2 If no standard missed call indication is displayed on the B-Party’s device
because the B-Party rejected the call, any Post-call Note or Voice Message
shall be displayed in a new indication. It should be made clear to the user
that this new indication is for a rejected call.
R12-49-3 If the standard missed call indication has already been dismissed by the BParty, the Post-call Note or Voice Message shall display a new indication.
It shall be made clear to the user that this new indication does not represent
an additional new missed call.
R12-49-4 The B-Party shall be able to read the Post-call Note from the associated
indication, either directly or by expanding the indication.
R12-49-5 The B-Party shall be able to play the Post-call Voice Message from the
associated indication, either directly or by expanding the indication.
R12-49-6 If the initial call was already enriched with a Pre-call Subject by the A-Party
(using the Pre-call options), the Post-call Note may replace the initial Precall Subject displayed in the indication.
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12.10.1 Enriched Calling Post-call experience with Non-Enriched Calling
enabled contacts
US12-50 As a user, I want to be able to send a Post-call Note or Voice Message to
contacts who are not Enriched Calling enabled.
R12-50-1 In case the B-Party is not Enriched Calling enabled then
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A written Post-call Note shall be sent as defined in 1-to-1 Messaging (section 5).
A recorded Post-call Voice Message shall be sent as defined in ‘Audio Messaging’
(Section 8).
NOTE 1:
Post-call Notes can be sent to non-RCS contacts (leveraging on SMS) and
to non-Enriched Calling capable RCS contacts (leveraging on 1-to-1
Messaging)
NOTE 2:
Post-call Voice Messages can be sent to non-Enriched Calling capable RCS
contacts (leveraging on Audio Messaging). Post-call Voice Messages cannot
be sent to non-RCS contacts.
12.11 Technical Information for the Enriched Post-call experience
12.11.1 Overview
The Enriched Post-call experience shall be implemented by the client as described in section
12.10 in this document. The technical realisation of the Post-call experience is described in
section 2.5 of [RCC.20].
12.11.2 User Stories and Feature Requirements for the Enriched Post-call
experience
R12-51-1 Requirement R12-48-1 shall be implemented locally on the device. The
technical implementation of sending the Post-call Note or Post-call Voice
message shall be implemented as described in section 2.5 of [RCC.20].
R12-51-2 Requirements R12-48-2, R12-48-3 and R12-48-4 shall be implemented
locally on the device.
R12-51-3 Requirement R12-48-5 shall be implemented based on the post call
service under consideration. Post-Call Note information shall be sent
based on the technology selection rules defined in section 5.3. When PostCall session fallback is triggered, the text included in the note element of
the Post-Call xml shall be extracted and sent using the selected technology
as specified in section 5.3. For Post-Call Voice Message, it shall be
implemented as defined in section 8.3.
R12-51-4 Requirements R12-49-1 to R12-49-6 shall be implemented locally on the
device.
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12.11.3 Enriched Calling Post-Call experience with Non-Enriched Calling
enabled contacts
R12-51-5 Requirement R12-50-1 shall be implemented based on the Post-Call
service under consideration. Sending Post-Call Note or Voice Message
information shall be possible even though Post-call service is not confirmed
based on capability discovery. For Post-Call Note information, it shall be
sent based on the technology selection rules defined in section 5.3. For
Post-Call Voice Message, it shall be implemented as defined in section 8.3.
12.12 User Stories and Feature Requirements for Enriched Call content in Logs
and media contact centric view
This section describes how the standard logs implementations are extended to include
additional Enriched Calling content shared either pre-, during, or post-call. It is
acknowledged that the detailed UX design will vary across implementations.
US12-52 As a user (A-Party and B-Party), I want to be able to see my calling activity
with the other party in the message threads.
R12-52-1 The following rich content shall be available in the message thread for both
parties:
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Post Call note
Post Call voice note
Messages exchanged
Files shared (including sketches stored as pictures)
Location shared during the call
R12-52-2 Any enriched content that was shared by a user (A-Party and B-Party) shall
be available in the message thread on A-Party’s device.
R12-52-3 Any enriched content that was shared by a user (A-Party and B-Party) shall
be available in the message thread on B-Party’s device if the A-Party is a
known contact in B-party’s contact list.
R12-52-4 Post-call enriched content shared with B-Party shall be notified to B-Party
as a new 1-to-1 message.
R12-52-5 Pre-call and In-call enriched content shared with B-Party shall not be
notified to B-Party as a new message, (if added to the messaging thread)
it shall be there but automatically flagged as “read” on B-Party’s device.
R12-52-6 The message thread shall identify content received from the B-party using
Enriched Calling features as call content (in contrast to messaging
content).
R12-52-7 Any Enriched Calling content shall be stored in the B-Party’s message
thread only if the associated content was presented on the device.
US12-53 As a user (A-Party and B-Party), I want to be able to see my calling activity
with the user in the Call log.
R12-53-1 The following rich content shall be available in the enriched call log entry
for both parties:
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Post Call note or in his absence Subject
Post Call voice note
Location shared in pre-call
Indicators for:
o Messages exchanged
o Files shared (including sketches stored as pictures)
o Location shared during the call
R12-53-2 The following rich In-call content should be available in the enriched call
log entry for both parties:
 Messages exchanged
 Files shared (including sketches stored as pictures)
 Location shared during the call
R12-53-3 Rich content that was added in a call (missed call, received call, ongoing
call or rejected call) by the A-Party shall be available in the call log on AParty’s device, as part of the enriched call log entry for the respective
event.
R12-53-4 Enriched Calling content that was presented on the B-Party’s device (miss
call, received call, ongoing call or rejected call) shall be available in the call
log.
US12-54 As a user (A-Party or B-Party), I want to have access to content that was
shared with a contact within a contact centric view.
R12-54-1 Specific files shared or exchanged with a contact shall be available to both
parties in a contact centric view (e.g. a gallery view).
R12-54-2 The following rich content shall be available in the contact centric view for
both parties:
 Files shared in that call
 Sketches stored as pictures during that call
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Pre- Call
Pre-Location
Pre-Image
Files
Location
In- Call
Notes
Sketches
Note
Post- Call
Voice note
Messages
Messaging Files
Location
Call Log
Shall
Shall
Shall
Should(1)
Should(1)
Should(1)
Should(1)
Should(1)
Shall
Shall
Messaging thread
Should
Should
Should
Shall
Shall
Shall
Shall
Shall
Shall
Shall
Shall
Shall
Shall
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Contact centric
view
Shall
Shall
Shall
Shall
Table 44: Overview of the Enriched Call content representations
NOTE: (1)
Content itself is not mandatory but indicator to the content is mandatory
12.12.1 Technical Information for Enriched Call Logs experience
R12-55-1 Enriched content in Logs and media contact centric view shall be
implemented locally on the device.
For the Post-Call cases described in R12-48-5, the receiving client will not
be able to distinguish whether the sender sent a Post-Call note or message
and as a consequence the event will not be included in the call log.
Additionally, the receiving client will not be able to distinguish whether the
sender sent a Post-Call audio or file transfer audio message and as a
consequence the event will not be included in the call log.
13 rcsVVM Service
This service is considered to be out of scope of the profile defined in this document.
14 APIs
14.1 Description
RCS APIs enable MNOs, OEMs and developers from companies outside of the traditional
MNO ecosystem to enrich their services by integrating RCS features into their applications.
Using on-device terminal APIs, MNOs can open up RCS capabilities to developers to
propose innovative new services to their customers which increase RCS usage and data
traffic consumption.
This chapter covers requirements for the APIs that must be made available to developers on
any RCS device. APIs offering the same service features should also be made available to
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developers by the MNO via network APIs and integrated into the existing wholesale ecosystem which should be evolved to support the richer features and new capabilities that RCS
can offer.
NOTE:
In this document “developer” means either OEM application developer, MNO
application developer or third party developer
14.2 User Stories and Feature Requirements
NOTE:
the requirements in this section are indicative and may change significantly
once technical feasibility is completed as part of the future versions of the
Universal Profile.
US14-1 As a user, I want to be able to install and use new applications enriched with
messaging services and enhanced with new innovative features.
As a developer, I want to provide innovative applications based on, or using
Operator Messaging services without having to implement the full
infrastructure necessary to provide such services.
As an MNO, I want to open up my RCS messaging and service data channel
infrastructure to developers and third parties so that their applications can be
enriched with these RCS features.
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APIs shall be made available for the following RCS services and features:
R14-1-1-1
Capability Discovery,
R14-1-1-2
1-to-1 Messaging, Group Chat,
R14-1-1-3
File Transfer including geo-location,
R14-1-1-4
Audio Messaging,
R14-1-1-5
Video Share, Geolocation Share during a call,
R14-1-1-6
Dedicated service data channel (Extensions), and
R14-1-1-7
Service configuration information that may be relevant for the
application (e.g. max number of participants in a Group Chat, max file
size of a File Transfer, warning threshold for a File Transfer, IM CAP
ALWAYS ON, FT HTTP CAP ALWAYS ON, etc.).
R14-1-2
All the devices or native RCS implementation shall provide APIs to expose
the services listed above to third parties.
R14-1-3
The device’s RCS database containing the user’s messages and content
shall be made available to third parties (already provided for SMS today).
R14-1-4
When a user installs an application that uses RCS APIs, the user shall be
informed that the application will have access to his RCS services and
features.
R14-1-5
Any application with access to the RCS services listed in R14-1-1-1 to R141-1-5 above is able to manage and display any event or communication
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associated with those services, no matter which application was used to
generate the event.
R14-1-6
An application using its own dedicated service data channel to realise a
specific feature shall only be able to exchange communications over this
dedicated service data channel with other applications authorised to do so.
Only such authorised applications shall be able to manage and display the
associated communication streams.
US14-2 As a user, I want to be able to use the application of my choice to handle my
existing messaging services, ensuring that I am not overwhelmed with
multiple notifications for the same incoming message or incoming event.
R14-2-1
If more than one application on a device is able to handle the RCS
messaging services listed in R14-1-1-1 to R14-1-1-5 above, then the user
shall have the ability to choose which one is used as the “default
messaging application”, i.e. the application used to notify the user of new
incoming events and to be the default application used to create and send
new events.
R14-2-2
If more than one application on a device is able to handle the same
dedicated service data channel (extension), then all of the eligible
applications will be able to handle the streams in a similar way (e.g. it could
be that several applications notify the user of the same incoming
communications stream).
R14-2-3
A user shall be notified once and only once for each incoming message or
event for services listed in R14-1-1-1 to R14-1-1-5 above in order to avoid
a confusing user experience.
NOTE:
existence.
See section 2.2.3 for more detailed requirements on multiple client co-
US14-3 As a user, I want to be able to control which application(s) can access and use
my RCS services.
R14-3-1
An application wishing to use RCS APIs shall follow a verification process
when it is installed on a device.
R14-3-2
During installation of an application that uses RCS APIs, the user shall be
prompted to accept or reject the application’s use of RCS services.
R14-3-2-1
If the user accepts that the application can use RCS services, the
application shall be able to access the RCS services listed above
along with any communications history associated with these services.
R14-3-2-2
If the user rejects that the application can use RCS services, the
application shall not be able to access nor use the RCS services listed
above nor the communications history associated with these services.
US14-4 As a user using an RCS-enabled app, I want to know which of my contacts has
RCS services available to them on any of their devices.
US14-5 As a user I want to know which of my contacts share any new features or
services that are provided to me by an application using a dedicated service
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data channel and be able to communicate with these contacts in the
appropriate way.
R14-5-1
An identifier shall be attributed to each of a developer’s applications which
will allow the application to use the device’s RCS services as listed in R141-1-1 to R14-1-1-5above.
R14-5-2
An application may create a dedicated data channel to provide a new
service. In this case the service shall use an identifier that is used to refer
to a new service. This identifier can be shared by other applications as
soon as they are authorised to do so by the developer owning the identifier.
R14-5-3
It shall be possible for a developer to authorise several applications to use
the same identifier.
US14-6 As a developer, I want to ensure that users of my application are aware of
other contacts supporting the underlying services so that they can
communicate with them as much as possible.
R14-6-1
A user with an application using RCS APIs shall be able to see, if
appropriate, which of his contacts also has the same application and/or
features provided by it.
R14-6-2
An RCS user exchanging capability information with other RCS users shall
include information about any application using a dedicated service data
channel API in the capability information shared. This will include
capabilities for any applications running on the user’s secondary device(s).
R14-6-3
An RCS application using RCS APIs shall be able to request information
about the exact capabilities supported by some or all of the user’s contacts.
R14-6-4
Capability information for applications on a contact’s secondary device(s)
shall also be discoverable.
R14-6-5
When an RCS application using a dedicated service data channel API is
uninstalled from a device and that service data channel is not supported
on any other of the user’s devices, the capability information of that service
is no longer advertised for that user.
US14-7 As an MNO, I want to be able to identify applications that use my RCS
messaging and service data channel infrastructure and to be able to measure
and record how much traffic and service usage is generated by each one.
As an MNO, I want to make sure that malicious applications using RCS service
APIs cannot generate traffic and that any such malicious traffic shall not be
transported across the network (i.e. blocked).
As an MNO, I want to make sure that malicious use by applications of my
messaging and communications services infrastructure is prevented, for
example to make sure that an application cannot masquerade as another.
As an MNO, I want to be able to identify traffic generated by applications using
RCS APIs on a per identifier basis and revoke access to these APIs for
applications using these identifiers.
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Traffic generated by an application or service using RCS APIs shall be
identifiable as such by the MNO on a per identifier basis.
R14-7-2
An MNO shall be able to revoke an application using a given identifier from
access to all RCS features and functionality.
R14-7-3
Blocking or revoking applications using a given identifier from sending
traffic shall not affect the user’s ability to send authorised RCS service
traffic from other applications or from their native RCS client.
US14-8 As a developer, I want my application to be aware of the existence and RCS
state of the SIMs currently in the device.
R14-8-1
Application(s) shall be able to identify which RCS identity is in use by the
device at any time.
R14-8-2
Subscribing applications shall be notified by the device when the identity
of the SIM that is active for RCS changes.
R14-8-3
Upon user approval, applications shall be able to assign the identity to be
used for the RCS services on the device.
15 Plugins and UI Hooks
15.1 Description
Within communication services different users have different needs how they want to
express themselves, what they want to share with their communication partners and how
they want to experience communication. Plugins are the way how the messaging and voice
& video calling experience defined in this document can become more versatile in catering to
those unique needs of various consumer segments.
In that context, Plugins are services that extend what users can experience within their
communication. Examples of those plugins can be ‘Send Money’ (i.e. allowing a user to
easily transfer money to a communication partner within a conversation), ‘share an
interactive shopping list’ (i.e. allowing to maintain a shopping list within a group conversation,
open for each participant to pick, accept or add any of its items), or ‘spam caller detection’
(i.e. indicating the user the reputation of an unknown Caller-ID on the incoming call screen)
and ‘video calling filter’ (i.e. allowing to put a real-time filter on your own camera stream
within an IP Video Call). The list of Plugins is clearly undefined and allows all creativity for
third parties to stimulate their development ideas. Plugins are to be supported across all
implementations of the Universal Profile in the same way and must not need to be optimised
for a single implementation.
The users can easily discover, install and use only the Plugins they are interested in, without
having a cluttered and heavy application.
The specification of Plugins will consider monetisation options for MNOs and/or
implementation partners.
Detailed requirements for Plugins will be defined and published in a future release of this
document.
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16 Security against Malware
16.1 Description
Authentication in RCS services on an individual device is currently done with a solution
based on username / password combination. There is a risk that these credentials are
hijacked by a malware application and used for spoofing identities. There is a need to offer
an enhanced security function at least temporarily until a long term solution is available.
16.2 User Stories and Feature Requirements
US16-1 As a user, I want to use my MNO communication services safely and
securely.
R16-1-1
RCS services shall use an authentication mechanism that is safe and
secure, not allowing 3rd party applications to retrieve any user data
including data that is relevant for authentication against networks.
R16-1-2
Authentication mechanism(s) shall be defined for a user on devices with a
SIM. When SIM available on the device, (a) SIM based authentication
mechanism(s) shall be used.
R16-1-3
Authentication mechanism(s) which prevent spoofing and other attacks
shall be defined for a user on devices without a SIM.
R16-1-4
The Authentication mechanism(s) for devices with or without SIM shall be
defined in such a manner that even if the user data is intercepted by the
network or any 3rd party applications, the intercepted user data cannot be
misused.
R16-1-5
Devices containing a SIM which is associated with the user’s RCS identity
shall use any available SIM-based authentication mechanism in preference
of a non-SIM based authentication mechanism.
R16-1-6
User interaction to ensure security solutions shall be minimized.
R16-1-7
If manual user interaction is required, this interaction shall be limited to a
single one time experience and not be repeated, in case – but not limited
to – device re-provisioning.
R16-1-8
If manual user interaction is required, for native implementations any user
interaction shall be performed on one single screen (or an intuitive flow of
screens).
US16-2 As an MNO, I want to customize the enhanced security function.
R16-2-1
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The security solution shall offer the option for the MNO to enable or disable
the function with appropriate security control.
R16-2-1-1
Enable or disable over the air.
R16-2-1-2
Enable or disable for selected devices.
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If user interaction is required, the user shall be guided to accomplish the
interaction in a way that RCS use of the identity is enabled in a secure way
after the set-up process.
US16-3 As an MNO, I want to ensure that traffic and content generated by an RCS
identity is generated by that identity’s true user.
R16-3-1
Second Party and Third Party applications shall inherit the identity of the
stack therefore whilst API access may be controlled (not addressed here)
no additional RCS authentication shall be required from second and third
party applications.
R16-3-2
All traffic generated by an identity shall be identifiable as such.
16.3 Technical Information
The technical implementation of RCS involves a number of technologies to secure the user
network interface. Methods for encryption, user authentication and access authorisation are
applied by the client and the network on a per interface and protocol basis. The level of
security for the individual technologies depend on the selection of the security measure
applied.
16.3.1
User Authentication
The following main user authentication and methods are used in RCS.
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R16-4-1
User Authentication via the SIM based Authentication and Key Agreement
protocol (AKA). This authentication protocol comes with a high level of
security based on shared secrets exchanged between the SIM and the
network authentication centre. As a result of the initial authentication the
client and network agree keys which are used to encrypt the UNI signalling
flow. As an extension to the SIM based authentication the key material
received from the AKA authentication can be used by the client to create
additional security associations with network services based on the
Generic Bootstrap Architecture (GBA) as defined in [3GPP TS 33.220].
R16-4-2
User Authentication via the basic or digest access authentication based on
credentials (user name and password) exchanged between the application
and the peer network application. Since the RCS user stories aim to
prevent that the user is involved in the exchange of the access credentials
an automatic provisioning of the credentials is applied via device
provisioning. The digest procedure in itself is secure and robust against
attacks. It is vulnerable to attacks to discover the credentials via access to
the application’s key store or spoofing attacks based on the credential
management procedure (e.g. malware pretending to be an RCS
application).
R16-4-3
Network based user identification (e.g. via “header enrichment”) which is
in fact a single-sign-on (SSO) prolonging the authentication of the user at
the time of bearer set-up for the usage of services within the bearer
session. The bearer set-up in a 3GPP network is typically based on the
SIM based Authentication and Key Agreement protocol. The IP address
assigned at the time of bearer set-up is used as the criteria to identify the
user within the existing bearer session. Service Provider need to take
precautions in securing the trusted network access to prevent fraudulent
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IP address claims. The mechanism is insecure since attackers are able to
gain unauthorized access to the network services once they got the
permission to use a bearer session on behalf of the user.
R16-4-4
User based Authentication via one time password (OTP), whereby the user
or the device claims an identity which is challenged via a signalling
transaction over a channel with an authentication context for this identity,
e.g. the short message service to another device or an external secure
token service. Based on the one time authentication a long term
authentication context can be generated (SSO) to prevent the need for
subsequent authentication transactions. This security measure may be
used as an additional measure for another authentication mechanism, e.g.
based on the principle of the two factor authentication, which comes in
most cases with user impact.
The single token exchange via OTP is secure in itself. However it is
vulnerable to spoofing attacks to gain access to the token used to
authenticate the access.
16.3.2
Encryption
The User Network Interface transactions should be always encrypted to prevent
eavesdropping of the user’s personal communication in the various access and transit
networks. RCS makes use of the common encryption protocols, i.e. Transport Layer Security
and IPsec. Clients conforming to the profile defined in this document shall support the
encryption for all signalling and media traffic technologies described in this document.
16.3.3
Storage of Authentication and Identification Data
The RCS client needs to store for active RCS users authentication and identification data
(user identification data, password, token) used for network access. The client shall store
this data in a secure manner to prevent access from users and invaders.
16.3.4
SIM State Handling
If the SIM of a device is used to provide the identity of the user for RCS services and the
device leaves the SIM ready state, then the RCS client shall take actions to disable RCS
services for the user based on procedures defined in this section. This is caused by the fact
that the basis of the user identification and authentication is no longer available to the client
if the SIM is not available.
If the client detects that the device is about to leave or left the SIM Ready State (e.g. power
off, physical removal of SIM), then the client shall instantly de-register from IMS if the
connectivity and security settings allow it. In addition, any other ongoing RCS client session
or transaction based on the SIM identity (e.g. a connection with the HTTP Content Server)
shall be aborted.
If the device is not in SIM Ready State, a client configuration stored in the client remains
valid (in accordance with its validity) but it is in dormant state, i.e. the client does not invoke
RCS services, e.g. it does not register in the IMS Network.
If the client recovers the SIM Ready State (e.g. user enters PIN, re-insert the SIM Card in
the device), then the client shall check whether the configuration stored in the client
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corresponds to the inserted SIM (comparing the IMSI from client configuration with IMSI from
SIM).
If the client detects that the IMSI has been changed, then the procedures for SIM change
apply as defined in section 2 of this document. Otherwise, the device uses the valid client
configuration related to the IMSI of the SIM to enable RCS services again, e.g. to register in
the IMS network.
The procedures apply regardless of the access technology used to access RCS services.
16.3.5
Applicability of Authentication Methods
This section gives an overview of the applicability and support requirements of user
authentication methods defined in section 16.3.1 of this document for the types of RCS
clients defined in this specification and its interfaces to the network.
User Network
Interface
Primary Device
Single Registration Configuration
Dual Registration Configuration
(see NOTE)
(see NOTE)
Service Provider
Client Configuration
Support of network based authentication is mandatory.
Configuration Over
Cellular Networks
Support of security configuration mechanism over PS and support of SMS port zero
policy is mandatory.
Support of fall-back to OTP based authentication is mandatory.
Support of GBA authentication is mandatory.
Service Provider
Client Configuration
Support of OTP based authentication is mandatory.
Support of GBA authentication is mandatory.
Configuration Over
non 3GPP networks
IMS Access
Authentication
Support AKA based authentication is
mandatory in accordance with [NG.102]
Support AKA based authentication is
mandatory in accordance with [NG.102]
Support of SIP digest with the credentials
from client configuration is mandatory in
accordance with [NG.102]
HTTP File Transfer
Content Server
Authentication
Support of HTTP digest and basic authentication with the credentials from client
configuration is mandatory
Message Store
Server
Authentication
Support of plain password authentication is mandatory.
Authentication for
HTTP/XCAP
transactions with
the XDMS
Support of HTTP digest and basic authentication with the credentials from client
configuration is mandatory
Support of GBA based authentication is mandatory.
Support of GBA based authentication is mandatory.
Support of network based authentication is mandatory.
Support of GBA authentication is mandatory.
Table 45: Authentication Mechanisms for embedded clients on primary device
NOTE:
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The configuration of whether to support a single registration or two separate
registrations is dependent on the RCS VOLTE SINGLE REGISTRATION
parameter in the IMS MO and the NO MSRP SUPPORT parameter in the
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Access Point Name (APN) Configuration MO of [RCC.07], see section 2.1.3
of [NG.102].
User Network
Interface
Primary Device
Applications Using terminal API
Applications Not using terminal
API
Service Provider
Client Configuration
Same as device that provides the terminal
API
Support of network based authentication
is mandatory.
Configuration Over
Cellular Networks
Support of fall-back to OTP based
authentication is mandatory.
Support of security configuration
mechanism over PS and support of
SMS port zero policy is mandatory.
The authentication mechanism is
negotiated between the client and server
in accordance with [RCC.14]
Service Provider
Client Configuration
Same as device that provides the terminal
API
Support of OTP based authentication is
mandatory.
IMS Access
Authentication
Same as device that provides the terminal
API
Support of SIP digest with the
credentials from client configuration is
mandatory
HTTP File Transfer
Content Server
Authentication
Same as device that provides the terminal
API
Support of HTTP digest and basic
authentication with the credentials from
client configuration is mandatory
Message Store
Server
Authentication
Same as device that provides the terminal
API
Support of plain password
authentication is mandatory.
Configuration Over
non 3GPP networks
Table 46: Authentication Mechanisms for non-embedded clients on primary device
16.3.6
Technical Implementation of User Stories and Service requirements
R16-4-5
For the requirements in user story US16-1 the following applies:
R16-4-5-1
RCS makes use of a number of authentication mechanisms with some
of them being vulnerable to attacks as summarised on a high level in
section 16.3.1. Thus the risk that 3rd party applications are able to
retrieve user data or to make use of communication services on behalf
of the user persists. The main RCS vulnerability comes from the fact
that user identification and authentication data is made available to
consumers via a device management technology with weak security
measures.
The following authentication mechanisms and encryption methods are
used on a UNI technology basis.
R16-4-5-2
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HTTP(s) based client configuration in 3GPP access makes use of
either the GBA (see R16-4-1) or network based user identification (see
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R-16-4-3) as defined in section 2.4 and 2.2 of [RCC.14] respectively.
The network based user authentication may be replaced or extended
on service provider request the OTP based user authentication (see
R16-4-4) as defined in section 2.2 and 2.3 of [RCC.14]. The
authentication mechanism is negotiated between client and server as
defined in [RCC.14].
R16-4-5-3
As defined in section 2.2.5 of [RCC.14] the service provider may
decide to further secure the identification via invocation of the SMS
based procedure which adds additional authentication (see R16-4-4).
The SMS based procedure may be further secured by the service
provider by enforcing user input of the OTP as defined in section 2.3.5
of [RCC.14].
A client on a device with a SIM not being in SIM Ready State shall not
invoke client configuration procedure if the identity associated SIM is
used for RCS, see section 16.3.4.
R16-4-5-4
Client configuration transactions carrying user data are encrypted via
Transport Layer Security (TLS)/Secure Socket Layer (SSL) as defined
in sections 2.2.5 of [RCC.14].
R16-4-5-5
HTTP(s) based client configuration on non 3GPP access for primary
and for additional devices makes use of either based on the GBA for
a primary device (see R16-4-1) or via the OTP based authentication
method (see R16-4-4) as defined in sections 2.3 – 2.5 and 2.6 of
[RCC.14].
A client on a device with a SIM not being in SIM Ready State shall not
invoke client configuration procedure if the identity associated SIM is
used for RCS, see section 16.3.4).
R16-4-5-6
Client configuration transactions are encrypted via TLS/SSL as
defined in 2.2.5 of [RCC.14].
R16-4-5-7
The authentication method for IMS access depends on the mode and
capability of the RCS device, the type of access and the device
configuration. The client shall apply the authentication in IMS as
defined in section 2.13.1.2 of [RCC.07].
A client on a device with a SIM not being in SIM Ready State shall not
register in IMS if the identity associated SIM is used for RCS, see
section 16.3.4.
R16-4-5-8
The encryption of SIP signalling is determined by client configuration
as defined in section 2.8 of [RCC.07] and 2.2.2.2 of [RCC.15].
R16-4-5-9
The authentication method for HTTP transaction of File Transfer over
HTTP shall be based on digest authentication (see R16-4-2) based on
the credentials received by the client via device configuration or via
GBA/AKA based authentication on a primary device (see R16-4-4) as
defined in sections 3.5.4.8.1 of [RCC.07].
A client on a device with a SIM not being in SIM Ready State shall not
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invoke file transfer transactions if the identity associated SIM is used
for RCS, see section 16.3.4.
R16-4-5-10 HTTP File Transfer transactions carrying user data are encrypted via
TLS/SSL as defined in 3.5.4.8.5 of [RCC.07].
R16-4-5-11 The authentication method for Internet Message Access Protocol
(IMAP) sessions for the Common Message Store either based on AKA
based on the GBA (see R16-4-1) or is based on basic authentication
(see R16-4-2) with the CMS credentials received by the client via
device configuration as defined in section 2.13.1.5 of [RCC.07].
A client on a device with a SIM which is not in SIM Ready State shall
not login to the Common Message Store if the identity associated SIM
is used for RCS, see section 16.3.4.
R16-4-5-12 IMAP sessions are encrypted by use of TLS as defined in section
2.13.1.5 of [RCC.07].
R16-4-5-13 The authentication method for HTTP/XCAP transactions with the
XDMS is either based either based on AKA based on the Generic
Bootstrapping Architecture (GBA) (see R16-4-1) or digest
authentication (see R16-4-2) with the IMS credentials received by the
client via device configuration or network based user identification (see
R16-4-3) as defined in section 2.13.1.4 of [RCC.07].
A client on a device with a SIM which is not in SIM Ready State shall
not invoke HTTP/XCAP transactions if the identity associated SIM is
used for RCS, see section 16.3.4.
R16-4-5-14 The encryption of HTTP/XCAP is based on TLS as defined in section
2.8 of [RCC.07].
R16-4-5-15 For MSRP transaction no additional user identification is applied. The
MRSP transactions rely on the user identity that has been
authenticated in the related SIP registration of session.
The encryption of MSRP signalling is determined by client
configuration as defined in section 2.8 of [RCC.07] and 2.2.2.2 of
[RCC.15].
R16-4-5-16 For RTP media streams no additional user identification is applied. The
RTP transactions rely on the user identity that has been authenticated
in the related SIP registration of session.
R16-4-5-17 The encryption of RTP streams is determined by client configuration
as defined in section 2.8 of [RCC.07] and 2.2.2.2 of [RCC.15]. It is
mandatory for clients supporting the profile defined in this document
to support encryption of RTP.
R16-4-6
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For the requirements in user story US16-1 to minimise the user interaction
for security solutions a case by case analysis of user interaction flows for
device configuration and personalisation is done below. User interactions
can be characterised with regard to their user experience as “in-band” or
“out-of-band”. In-band refers to user interactions that can be smoothly
integrated in the user interface based on well-defined RCS signalling flows.
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Out-of-band refers to user interaction flows that come not with RCS
signalling flows but with another media channel, e.g. a user readable short
message or an external secure token service. There is no security and
authentication related user interaction flows in RCS for services other than
device configuration and personalization.
R16-4-6-1
“HTTP(s) based client configuration mechanism over 3GPP access”
as defined in section 2.2 of [RCC.14] is transparent for the user if the
service provider supports SIM or network based user identification. If
the MNO does not support network based user authentication, then it
may invoke the procedures for the client configuration over non 3GPP
access. The corresponding user interactions apply as described
below.
R16-4-6-2
“HTTP(s) based client configuration mechanism over non 3GPP
access” as defined in section 2.3 of [RCC.14] may require a user
prompt for MSISDN and OTP password which is “in-band”. The OTP
password in itself is received in between the two prompts is “out-ofband”. The exact flow depends of the device capabilities to determine
the user identity (IMSI) of the SIM or to receive short messages on
UDH ports or the service provider policy to enforce user prompts for
OTP as defined in section 2.3.2 of [RCC.14].
R16-4-6-3
For the configuration of additional devices sharing an identity there are
a number of user interactions involved.
The primary device holding the user’s identity to be federated with the
additional device may support a procedure to enable the user consent
based on the external EUCR as defined in section 2.1.2 of [RCC.15].
The user dialogue associated with this action is “in-band”.
The procedure to request the federation of the user identity of a
primary device via the “HTTP(s) based client configuration mechanism
for alternative devices sharing a user identify” as defined in section 2.5
of [RCC.14] requires user prompt for MSISDN and service provider
indication on the additional device. In addition the user may need to
enter an OTP or a PIN as defined in section 2.5.1of [RCC.14] and 2.1.2
of [RCC.15]. This full user interaction flow is “in-band”.
The reception of the OTP on the primary device via SMS as defined in
section 2.5.1 of [RCC.15] is “out-of-band”.
The user interaction for the federation consent on a primary device via
the external EUCR as defined in section 2.1.2 of [RCC.15] is “in-band”.
The user interaction for the input of a PIN on the primary device as
defined in section 2.3.3.4.2.3 of [RCC.15] is “in-band”.
R16-4-7
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For the requirements in user story US16-2 the following applies.
R16-4-7-1
The enhanced security function can be enabled or disabled by the
service provider as defined in section 2.2.5 and 2.3.5 of [RCC.14].
R16-4-7-2
The enhanced security function makes use of general client
procedures for the user identification and authorisation. These
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procedures have only limited capabilities to convey MNO specific
explanatory text. Only the out-of-band transaction provides the service
provider with the capability to covey specific information. However this
is outside of the scope of this specification.
R16-4-8
For the requirements in user story US16-3 the following applies.
R16-4-8-1
The RCS implementation assumes one common user identity
managed across all involved technologies (e.g. SIM, Device
Configuration, IMS, Messaging Server, Common Message store,
Voice and Video services). It is the service provider responsibility to
maintain this user identity and the related authentication, permission
and preference data in sync across all technologies and network
services. The RCS client shall use for RCS access only the user data
retrieved from the SIM or via the user profile received from Device
Configuration.
This allows the network to assign all traffic and service usage events to
this single user identity.
17 Data Off
17.1 Description
Users in many cases switch cellular data usage off locally on their device. To allow the MNO
to offer IR 92 / IR 94 and RCS services to their users even in these use cases, the data off
switch shall have an MNO configurable impact on the device connectivity. It shall be up to
the individual MNO to ensure a good Operator service experience by the end user in cases
that allow IP service usage even if the data switch was set to ’off’ by the end user.
17.2 User Stories and Feature Requirements
US17-1 As an MNO, I want to be able to configure the device to use various
technologies for the production of MNO communication services even when
the cellular data switch on the device is set to ‘off’.
R17-1-1
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For the configuration of MNO voice, video and messaging services, the
following technologies / bearers shall be considered in scope:
R17-1-1-1
CS call over 2G and 3G network.
R17-1-1-2
VoLTE call over 4G network.
R17-1-1-3
SMS over 2G and 3G network (including services enabled by SMS).
R17-1-1-4
MMS over 2G, 3G, 4G network.
R17-1-1-5
IR.92 SMS over 4G network (including services enabled by SMS).
R17-1-1-6
RCS Messaging over 2G, 3G, 4G network (including services enabled
by RCS Messaging) inside and outside of a call.
R17-1-1-7
RCS File Transfer over 2G, 3G, 4G network including services enabled
by RCS File Transfer) inside and outside of a call.
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R17-1-1-8
RCS Enriched Calling Pre-Call and Post-Call services over 3G and 4G
networks.
R17-1-1-9
Video Share over 3G and 4G networks and Interactive In-call services
inside an ongoing call over 2G, 3G, 4G networks.
R17-1-1-10 IR.94 ViLTE over 4G network.
R17-1-1-11 Operator Provisioning over 2G, 3G, 4G networks.
R17-1-2
The availability of the services listed in requirement R17-1-1(with the
exception of services listed under R17-1-1-1 and R17-1-1-3 shall be
independently configurable on a per-MNO and per customer basis for
roaming and on-net as described in Table 47.
R17-1-3
When an MNO has configured services which require a cellular network as
“Available”, these services shall be available even if the user sets the
cellular data switch to ‘off’.
R17-1-4
When an MNO has configured services which require a cellular network as
“On User Selection”, these services shall be available only if the user’s
cellular data setting is ‘on’.
NOTE:
It is at sole MNO discretion to decide on the services that shall be offered to
their users. The MNO might decide to offer none of the configurable
services, a selection of these services or all of the above listed services.
Service Behaviour on-net
Service Behaviour in Roaming
CS Voice
Always on
Always on
xMS over CS
Always on
Always on
VoLTE (IR.92)
Configurable
Configurable
SMS over IP
Configurable
Configurable
MMS
Configurable
Configurable
RCS Messaging
Configurable
Configurable
RCS File Transfer
Configurable
Configurable
RCS Enriched Calling
(Pre-call and Post-call
services)
Configurable
Configurable
Video Share and
Interactive In-Call
services
Configurable
Configurable
ViLTE (IR.94)
Configurable
Configurable
Provisioning
Configurable
Configurable
PS data/Internet Access
Always off
Always off
Table 47: Summary of the availability of PS services over cellular networks when
cellular DATA is set to OFF
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17.3 Technical Information
Overview
17.3.1
The technical realisation of data off behaviour is applicable to devices in the following way:




17.3.2
For embedded clients on primary devices using the IMS APN or Home Operator
Services (HOS) APN as defined in sections 2.2 and 2.9.1.4 of [RCC.07] the
complete behaviour is applicable via the Data Off functionality defined in section
2.9.1.5 of [RCC.07]. In accordance with the definitions of section 2.2 of [RCC.07]
this includes downloadable clients that use terminal APIs to access the RCS
functionality.
For embedded clients on primary devices using the internet APN for RCS services
as defined in section 2.9.1.5 of [RCC.07] the behaviour is not applicable. It is
assumed that the availability of these services in case of data off is determined by
the switch controlling the data connection with the internet APN
For downloadable clients on primary devices, as defined in section 2.2 of
[RCC.07] the level of support of the behaviour depends on the level of integration
with the native applications, which is limited by the permissions offered by the
mobile OS or the OS platform API.
Secondary devices: Those are access agnostic and as a result the behaviour
described is not applicable to such clients. When the cellular data switch is
switched off, they would have no data connectivity on cellular networks and as a
result in those circumstances they shall not be able to offer any MNO services on
such networks.
Technical Implementation of User Stories and Service requirements
For the implementation of the requirements in user story US17-1 the following applies:
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R17-2-1
Communication services implemented on primary devices require an IP
data connection. In accordance with the definitions in [NG.102] for IP
communication devices and in [RCC.07] for RCS devices the data
connection is provided in cellular access networks by bearers using the
IMS and the HOS APN, both being independently available from the
cellular data connection for generic use via the internet APN. Therefore the
implementation of the requirements in US17-1 focus on the ability of the
MNO to disable the service based on service provider policy, although a
bearer is available.
R17-2-2
CS call over 2G network and CS call over 3G network refer to the circuit
switched telephony service. In accordance with the requirement for CS
voice in Table 47, this service will be available regardless of the cellular
data switch (covering R17-1-1-1).
R17-2-3
VoLTE call over 4G network refers to the Multimedia Telephony service
over LTE access defined in [IR.92]. The MNO capability to disable/enable
VoLTE as required in Table 47 is implemented by the configuration
parameter VOLTE DATA OFF defined in section A.1.15 of [RCC.07]
(covering R17-1-1-2).
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R17-2-4
SMS over 2G and 3G network refers to the SMS service over circuit
switched networks, SMS over General Packet Radio Service (GPRS )and
SMS over Signalling Gateways (SG). In accordance with the requirement
for SMS in Table 47, this service will be available regardless of the cellular
data switch (covering R17-1-1-3).
R17-2-5
IR.92 SMS over 4G network refers to the SMS over IP service. In
accordance with the requirement for SMS over IP in Table 47, the MNO
capability to disable/enable SMS over IP is implemented by the
configuration parameter SMS over IP DATA OFF defined in section A.1.15
of [RCC.07] (covering R17-1-1-5).
R17-2-6
MMS over 2G and 3G network and MMS over 4G network refers to the
MMS service being access network agnostic, only requiring SMS to carry
push notifications. In accordance with the requirement for MMS in Table
47, the MNO capability to disable/enable MMS is implemented by the
configuration parameter MMS DATA OFF defined in section A.1.15 of
[RCC.07] (covering R17-1-1-4).
R17-2-7
RCS Messaging over 2G, 3G, 4G network refers to the RCS messaging
services 1-to-1 Chat, Group Chat and Standalone Messaging. The MNO
capability to disable/enable RCS Messaging as required in Table 47 is
implemented by the configuration parameter RCS MESSAGING DATA
OFF defined in section A.1.15 of [RCC.07] (covering R17-1-1-6).
NOTE:
This configuration does disable also the File Transfer. An MNO is thus not
able to disable chat or standalone messaging but enable File Transfer.
R17-2-8
File Transfer over 2G, 3G, 4G network refer to the RCS messaging
services refers to the File Transfer service. The MNO capability to
disable/enable File Transfer as required in Table 47 is implemented by the
configuration parameter FILE TRANSFER DATA OFF defined in section
A.1.15 of [RCC.07] (covering R17-1-1-7).
R17-2-9
RCS Enriched Calling Pre-Call and Post-Call services over 3G and 4G
networks refer to Content Sharing Call Composer and Post-Call services.
The MNO capability to disable/enable RCS Enriched Calling as required in
Table 47 is implemented by the configuration parameter PRE AND POST
CALL DATA OFF defined in section A.1.15 of [RCC.07] (covering R17-11-8).
R17-2-10 Video Share services over 3G and 4G networks refers to Content Sharing
Video Share service. The MNO capability to disable/enable RCS Enriched
Calling as required in Table 47 is implemented by the configuration
parameter CONTENT SHARE DATA OFF defined in section A.1.15 of
[RCC.07] (covering the Video Share part of R17-1-1-9).
R17-2-11 Interactive In-Call services over 3G and 4G networks refer to Shared Map
and Sketch services. The MNO capability to disable/enable Interactive InCall services as required in Table 47 is implemented by the configuration
parameter CONTENT SHARE DATA OFF defined in section A.1.15 of
[RCC.07] (covering the interactive In-Call services part of R17-1-1-9).
R17-2-12 IR.94 ViLTE over 4G networks refers to Conversation video over LTE. The
MNO capability to disable/enable ViLTE (IR.94) as required in Table 47 is
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implemented by the configuration parameter IP VIDEO CALL DATA OFF
defined in section A.1.15 of [RCC.07] (covering R17-1-1-10).
R17-2-13 Operator Provisioning over 2G, 3G,
Management. The MNO capability to
required in Table 47 is implemented
PROVISIONING DATA OFF defined
(covering R17-1-1-11).
4G networks refers to Device
disable/enable Provisioning as
by the configuration parameter
in section A.1.15 of [RCC.07]
R17-2-14 To enable Messaging for Multi Device an RCS client needs to synchronize
conversation history data for RCS messaging, File Transfer, SMS and
MMS with the Common Message Store, consuming IP data. To complete
the requirements in US17-1 the MNO should have the capability to
disable/enable Conversation history synchronization via the configuration
parameter SYNC DATA OFF defined in section A.1.15 of [RCC.07].
R17-2-15 For R17-1-2, this shall be realised through the use of the client
configuration parameters defined in section A.1.15 of [RCC.07] that
provide separate settings to control the roaming and the on-net behaviour.
R17-2-16 For R17-1-3 and R17-1-4, this shall be realised locally on the device based
on the configured values of the client configuration parameters defined in
section A.1.15 of [RCC.07].
18 RCS Settings
18.1 Description
RCS is a Service Platform for MNOs to develop and implement new communication
services. To allow users to manage their RCS services appropriately, a “Settings” function
needs to be implemented into devices / clients.
Each setting shall only be applicable if the individual MNO has deployed the correspondent
service.
18.2 User Stories and Feature Requirements
US18-1 As a user, I want to switch between RCS instances on one device to ensure
smooth operation.
NOTE:
‘A RCS “Master Switch” shall be available to activate / deactivate the native
RCS functionality on the device.
R18-1-1
Switching the master switch off shall disable all associated RCS services
on that device.
R18-1-2
There shall be various entry points on the device for the Master Switch, for
example:
 Wireless and Networks settings on the device (if available)
 “Messaging” -> “Settings” (if implemented)
 “Messaging” -> “Settings” -> “Chat Service” (if implemented)
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If the Master Switch is visible from more than one location on the device,
then the implementation shall be consistent (i.e. if the Master Switch is
changed in one location, the change shall be consistent for all locations).
R18-1-4
Any downloaded applications that have been installed on a device shall
have its own means to activate / deactivate the application (this may be
provided by the application or the operating system of the device).
US18-2 As a user, I want to be able to set and change an RCS Chat Alias.
R18-2-1
The user shall have the option to customise the name label which is
presented during RCS Communications to participants for whom the user
is not in the contact list.
US18-3 As a user, I want to enable or disable Wi-Fi Voice Calling and Wi-Fi Video
Calling.
R18-3-1
Users shall be allowed to turn on or turn off Wi-Fi Voice Calling and Wi-Fi
Video Calling using one single switch.
R18-3-2
This user setting shall be visible only when Wi-Fi Voice Calling and/or WiFi Video Calling is activated by the MNO.
US18-4 [For Integrated Messaging] As a user, I want to switch on/off SMS Delivery
Notification.
R18-4-1
The user shall have the option to select or deselect automatically sending
a Delivery Notification for SMS they receive in an Integrated Messaging
scenario.
R18-4-2
The default setting shall be based on individual MNO configuration.
US18-5 As a user, I want to enable or disable automatic MMS download.
R18-5-1
The user shall have the option to enable or disable automatic MMS
download in Integrated Messaging.
R18-5-1-1
R18-5-2
The default setting shall be “enabled”.
The user shall have the option to enable or disable the automatic download
of MMS whilst they are roaming.
R18-5-2-1
The default setting shall be “disabled”.
US18-6 As a user, I want to personalise my device and need access to settings that
allow me to do so.
R18-6-1
The user shall have the option to enable or disable the device Light
Emitting Diode (LED) for incoming message or File Transfer notification,
both in the case of native or downloadable RCS client.
R18-6-1-1
R18-6-2
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The default setting shall be “enabled”.
The user shall have the option to enable or disable the device vibration for
incoming message or File Transfer notification, both in the case of native
or downloadable RCS client.
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The default setting shall be “enabled”.
The user should have the option to personalise other features of the native
or downloadable RCS client. Specifically, the following features should be
covered:
 Notification sounds for incoming messages (e.g. xMS, 1-to -1
Messaging Group Chat Messages, File Transfers)
 Notification preferences
 Customised ringtones (for Voice calls or IP Video)
 Visual customisation for chat (for example fonts, bubble styles,
backgrounds etc.)
US18-7 As a user, I want to enable or disable the sending of the notification that tells
the sender the message was displayed.
R18-7-1
The user shall have the option to enable or disable the sending of a
notification to the sender that tells the sender the message was displayed,
if supported by the MNO.
R18-7-2
The default for this setting shall be “enabled”.
US18-8 As a user, I want to enable or disable automatic acceptance for File Transfer.
R18-8-1
The user shall have the option to enable or disable auto-acceptance for
incoming File Transfer:
R18-8-1-1
FT Auto Accept: I/O (default value set to I)
R18-8-1-2
FT Auto Accept while roaming: I/O (default value set to O)
US18-9 As a user, I want to be able to control the image resizing options in RCS File
Transfer.
R18-9-1
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The user shall have to option to set one of the following selections:
R18-9-1-1
always resize a selected option which is then stored as default value
R18-9-1-2
always ask
R18-9-1-3
never resize
R18-9-2
The default setting shall be “always ask”.
R18-9-3
For downscaling pictures, the following requirements shall apply:
R18-9-3-1
The size of the image shall be reduced using following algorithm: Scale
both dimensions by the same factor F (same for width and height so
the aspect ratio is maintained). Compress as JPEG with q=75%.
Compare the new image size with the original, and only offer the
possibility to resize if the resulting file is smaller than the original one.
R18-9-3-2
The default scale factor F for the image shall be, F = min (1280/w,
1280/h, 1.0). It shall be noted the w (width) and the h (height) shall be
used in pixels for the calculation.
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If the factor (F) is 1, the original image shall be transferred.
US18-10 As a user, I want to be able to control the video resizing options in RCS File
Transfer.
R18-10-1 The user shall have to option to set one of the following selections:
R18-10-1-1 Always resize to a selected option which is then stored as default value
R18-10-1-2 Always ask
R18-10-1-3 Never resize
R18-10-2 The default setting shall be “always ask”.
R18-10-3 The resizing options shall be based on OEM / developer choices including
the default value of 480p @ 1200kbps.
R18-10-4 When the set of resizing options are presented to the user, the default one
highlighted or selected shall be 480p encoded at a rate of 1200 kbps.
R18-10-5 The video resizing shall be accomplished in the background and the user
shall be able to take control of the phone instantly (to e.g., but not limited
to, answer incoming calls, make a call, etc.).
US18-11 As a software developer, I want to display on request an ‘about’ page that
explains details of the RCS client.
R18-11-1 The device shall provide the user with an ‘about’ page that indicated the
version of the device and the RCS implementation to allow efficient
identification of the client / device details.
US18-12 As an Integrated Messaging user, I want to influence the proposed service for
messages and transferring files.
R18-12-1 If the MNO configured the device for Integrated Messaging, a setting shall
allow the user to select the default sending method to be used when the
user sends a message or file. The user is able to select:



‘Proposed Messaging Service’ (follow Integrated Messaging behaviour as
defined in Integrated Messaging requirements), or
‘SMS’ and 'MMS' (if MMS is disabled, the option will be SMS and SMS with
link) or
‘RCS chat’ and 'RCS File Transfer’.
US18-13 As an Integrated Messaging user, I want to be able to change my preference
for whether undelivered RCS messages will follow the Client Fallback SMS
(CFS) mechanism or not. The user shall be able to set one of the following
options, applicable in the situations in which CFS takes place (see R5-2-4-4:
V1.0
R18-13-1
Always resend undelivered RCS messages as SMS (and don’t ask),
R18-13-2
Always ask,
R18-13-3
Never resend undelivered RCS messages as SMS (and don’t ask).
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R18-13-4 The default for this setting shall be configurable by the MNO.
US18-14 As an Integrated Messaging user, I want to be able to change my preference
for whether undelivered RCS files are automatically sent again by SMS link or
not.
R18-14-1 The user shall be able to set one of the following options:
R18-14-1-1 Always resend undelivered RCS Files as SMS link (and don’t ask),
R18-14-1-2 Always ask,
R18-14-1-3 Never resend undelivered RCS Files as SMS link (and don’t ask).
R18-14-1-4 The default for this setting shall be configurable by the MNO.
US18-15 As a user, I want to be able to block specific contacts
R18-15-1 It shall be possible to block specific contacts.
R18-15-2 All incoming communications from an identified blocked contact shall be
blocked by the device.
R18-15-3 The user shall not be notified about any incoming communications from a
contact on their local device blacklist.
R18-15-4 The blocked sender shall not be notified about the status of being blocked.
Operator Messages and file transfers shall indicate the “sent” and
“delivered” states as appropriate and shall not indicate “displayed”.
R18-15-5 In the case that a blocked contact makes a voice or video call, they will
hear a ringtone or busy tone. Any further call treatment is determined by
the MNO.
R18-15-6 Exception: In the case where a blocked contact is participating in a Group
Chat, the requirements above shall not apply.
US18-16 As a user, I want to select the active RCS SIM on a Dual SIM Device.
R18-16-1 The user shall be able to change the selection to another RCS SIM at any
time. (See section 2.2.9 which applies in their entirety).
R18-16-2 The switch between SIMs shall only be visible in the case that both SIMs
are RCS capable.
18.3 Technical Information
A number of requirements for service configuration parameters on the client are provided.
18.3.1
Technical Implementation of User Stories and Service Requirements
R18-17-1 The technical implementation of the requirements for user story US18-1 to
switch between multiple RCS instances on a device are provided in Device
Provisioning, see section 2.2.
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R18-17-2 The technical implementation of the requirements of US18-1 regarding
Master Switch shall be provided by client via the following procedures:
 If the user changes the value of the "Master Switch" from "ON" to
"OFF", the client shall send a HTTP client configuration request with
the "vers" parameter defined in [RCC.14] set to the value stored for the
local client configuration and the "rcs_state" parameter defined in
[RCS6.0] to "-4". The client shall expect configuration server responses
as defined for client configuration requests with positive integer values
in the "vers" request parameter as defined in [RCC.14] and process is
accordingly. The client shall keep the lasts client configuration data
locally stored.
 If the validity of the configuration XML document expires or it receives
a network request for client configuration as defined in section 3 of
[RCC.14] and the "Master Switch" is set to "OFF", then the clients shall
not send a HTTP configuration request but keep the configuration data
locally stored.
 If the user changes the value of the "Master Switch" from "OFF" to
"ON" then the client shall send a HTTP client configuration request with
the "vers" parameter defined in [RCC.14] and the "rcs_state"
parameter defined in [RCS6.0] to the value stored for the local client
configuration.
 If the user changes the value of the "Master Switch" from "ON" to
"OFF" and the client is in RCS-CS or RCS-AA device mode then it
shall terminate existing sessions and cancel existing requests for RCS
services. If the device is VoLTE/VoWiFi capable and the IMS
registration covers VoLTE/VoWiFi, then the client shall re-register to
remove the services apart from IP Voice Call and IP Video Call, SMS
over IP (see also section 2.9.1.4 of [RCC.07]). In all other cases the
client shall de-register from IMS.
 If the user changes the value of the "Master Switch" from "ON" to
"OFF" and the client is in RCS-VoLTE device mode, then it shall
terminate existing sessions and cancel existing requests for services
other than IP Voice Calls and IP Video Call and SMS over IP (see also
section 2.9.1.4 of [RCC.07]). It shall re-register in IMS with only the
relevant ICSI and feature tags of [PRD-IR.92], [PRD-IR.94]
respectively.
 If the user changes the value of the "Master Switch" from "OFF" to
"ON" and the client is not registered for any of the IP Voice Call, IP
Video Call or SMS over IP, then the client shall register in IMS for any
supported and active RCS services.
 If the user changes the value of the "Master Switch" from "OFF" to
"ON", and the client is registered for any of the IP Voice Call, IP Video
Call or SMS over IP, then it shall re-register in IMS to add the feature
tags of any supported and active RCS services according to
configuration.
 If the "Master Switch" is set to "OFF" and the client is registered in IMS
for any of the IP Voice Call, IP Video Call or SMS over IP and
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
it receives an OPTIONS request it shall respond with 200 OK
but no RCS feature tags in the contact header
 it receives an INVITE or MESSAGE request with RCS feature
tags in the accept-contact header, it shall respond with 480
Temporarily Unavailable.
 If the "Master Switch" is set to "OFF", and Backup & Restore as
defined in section 9 is enabled then the client shall not synchronise
with the common message store if a trigger as defined in section
4.1.6.8 of [RCC.07] applies.
 If the user changes the value of the "Master Switch" from "ON" to
"OFF", the RCS client shall log-out from a session with the Common
Message Store.
 If the user changes the value of the "Master Switch" from "OFF" to
"ON" and Backup & Restore as defined in section 9 is enabled then the
RCS client shall take this as a trigger for synchronization with the
Common Message Store.
R18-17-3 The requirements for user story US18-2 shall be implemented locally on
the device. The value of the parameter is used by the client to populate the
User Alias as defined in 2.5.3.3 of [RCC.07].
R18-17-4 The term ‘IP Voice Call’ is interpreted as IR.51 Voice over Wi-Fi in this
context. The requirements for user story US18-3 shall be implemented
locally on the device. The client configuration is only relevant if the Service
Provider has activated the IP Voice Call on the device via the PROVIDE
IR51 VOICE configuration parameter defined in section A.1.12 of [RCS6.0]
and the Service Provider has determined that the switch to enable or
disable IP voice calls is displayed to the user via the configuration
parameter IR51 SWITCH UX as defined in section 10. If IP Voice Call is
disabled by the user the device shall behave as if it has been disabled by
the Service Provider see section 10.3.
R18-17-5 As a clarification to the requirements for user story US18-4, if SMS is
provided by means of the Short Message Service as defined in [3GPP TS
23.040] or the Short Messaging Service over IP as defined in IR.92 (see
section 5.3.1) it shall be noted that the SMS STATUS REPORT to notify
the sender of a successful delivery is sent by the Service Centre and not
by the receiving device. Therefore it is not the recipient controlling sending
of a Delivery Notification. Instead the sender has the ability to request
delivery report for sent short messages to prevent the SC to send SMS
STATUS report the originating client shall not request an SMS STATUS
REPORT when submitting a short message.
R18-17-6 The configuration parameter defined in the requirements for user stories
US18-5, controls the retrieval behaviour (immediate or deferred retrieval)
of the MMS user agent of the integrated messaging client if MMS is
provided by the client via Multimedia Messaging Service as defined in
section 7.3 of IR.92.
R18-17-6-1 If the device detects a roaming situation and the user has disabled
MMS download in roaming case, then the MMS user agent should
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apply deferred retrieval behaviour. The user should be notified of a
received MMS at the time of reception of the MMS notification.
R18-17-6-2 If the device detects a roaming situation and the user has enabled
MMS download in roaming case, then the MMS user agent should
apply the retrieval behaviour as determined by the "MMS automatic
download" setting of US18-5.
R18-17-7 The requirements for user story US18-6 shall be implemented locally on
the device.
R18-17-8 Requirement R18-7-1 shall be implemented in accordance with the
DISPLAY NOTIFICATION SWITCH clent configuration parameter defined
in section 5.3.7.1. When display notification is supported by the Service
Provider, the DISPLAY NOTIFICATION SWITCH parameter shall be set to
0. If sending notifications about messages being displayed is disabled by
the user, then a client receiving a message or file shall ignore the
disposition notification header with value “display” and not generate a
notification for “displayed”.
When display notification is not supported by the Service Provider, the
DISPLAY NOTIFICATION SWITCH parameter shall be set to 1. In this
case, the user is not able to enable/disable the Display Notification setting
R18-17-9 .The configuration parameters for automatic acceptance of File Transfer of
US18-8 shall be implemented locally on the device. The parameters shall
overwrite the Service Provider auto acceptance settings provided by the
FT AUT ACCEPT defined in section A.1.4 of [RCC.07]. The FT AUT
ACCEPT value received in the client configuration provides the default
settings of the FT Auto Accept parameter controlled by the user. Once the
user has altered the settings the value of FT AUT ACCEPT from the device
configuration becomes irrelevant.
R18-17-10 The requirements for user stories US18-9 to US18-12 shall be
implemented locally on the device.
R18-17-11 Requirements R18-13-1 to R18-13-3 shall be implemented locally on the
device. For requirement R18-13-4, the MESSAGING FALLBACK
DEFAULT client configuration parameter defined in section 5.3.7.1 shall be
set.
R18-17-12 Requirements R18-14-1 to R18-14-1-3 shall be implemented locally on the
device. For requirement R18-14-1-4, the FT FALLBACK DEFAULT client
configuration parameter defined in section 7.3.3.1 shall be set.
R18-17-13 The technical implementation of the requirements of user story US18-15
shall be implemented as follows:
R18-17-13-1 Requirement R18-15-4 shall be implemented locally on the device. For
1-to-1 chat; the procedures of section 3.3.4.1.1 of [RCC.07] shall
apply.
R18-17-13-2 For File Transfer via HTTP, Audio Messaging and Geolocation Push;
the client shall apply the procedure for the chat message as defined in
R18-17-13-1. For chat messages for File Transfer via HTTP or Audio
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Messaging the client shall not continue the File Transfer procedure,
i.e. not attempt to download the thumbnail or the file from the FT
content server.
R18-17-13-3 To satisfy the requirement R18-15-6 the client shall not screen
received session invitations or chat messages received in a Group
Chat session for originator addresses contained in the local client
blacklist.
R18-17-13-4 To satisfy the requirements of R18-15-5, if the client receives an
incoming call request for a voice or video call from an address
contained in the client local blacklist, then the client shall, based on a
client implementation option,


accept the incoming call request without notifying the user and
without answering the call,
reject the incoming call request based the procedures defined
for user determined user busy.
R18-17-13-5 For Enriched Pre-Call and Post call services; if the client receives a
session invitation for an RCS Enriched Calling session from an
address contained in the client local blacklist, the client shall accept
the session request and all received Pre-call and Post-call elements
as defined in [RCC.20] but not notify the user.
R18-17-13-6 For a short message received from an originator address contained in
the client local blacklist, the client shall confirm the delivery, shall not
notify the user and shall discard the short message.
R18-17-13-7 For MMS messages, if the client receives a MMS Notification from an
originator address contained in the client local blacklist, the client shall
confirm MMS Notification, shall stop processing of the MMS
transaction and shall not notify the user.
R18-17-14 The technical implementation of the user story US18-16 shall be
implemented locally on the device.
19 Multi Device Voice and Video
19.1 Description
Multi device Voice and Video (MDV2) allows the user to make and receive phone calls on a
variety of devices and interfaces other than the mobile device containing the primary SIM.
Examples of devices include but are not limited to non-native interfaces on smartphones
containing a SIM other than the primary SIM, tablets, laptops and connected watches. The
devices may connect using any kind of data connection (e.g. mobile data, Wi-Fi).
19.2 User Stories and Feature Requirements
NOTE:
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the requirements in this section are indicative and may change significantly
once technical feasibility is completed as part of the future versions of the
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US19-1 As a user, I would like to use various connected devices for my preferred MNO
voice and video calling service.
R19-1-1
All devices I use shall use one identity for any incoming or outgoing calls.
R19-1-2
The used identity shall be the MSISDN of the primary device.
NOTE:
R19-1-3
NOTE:
Any devices which are not the primary device are called secondary
device(s).
A secondary device is linked to the identity of the primary device using the
MDV2 federation process.
One single secondary device may carry multiple secondary instances which
are federated with different identities.
R19-1-4
If an MNO has deployed an RCS Multi Device Messaging (MDM) service,
the federation process shall span both MDM and MDV2 processes (from
the user perspective).
R19-1-5
Secondary devices may use a SIM to authenticate to the network (not to
the MDV2 service!) or use a SIM-less data connection.
R19-1-6
SIM based secondary devices may or may not be linked to the primary
identity as part of a Multi-SIM implementation of the MNO.
NOTE 1:
If the SIM based device could make and / or receive phone calls under its
own identity, this capability shall not be affected by the federation with a
primary device.
NOTE 2:
Multi-SIM is not in scope of the proposed MDV2 solution.
R19-1-7
V1.0
A connected device shall fulfil certain pre-requisites to be used as a primary
or secondary device for MDV2:
R19-1-7-1
The device shall support connectivity to the MNO voice service (details
tbd in technical implementation).
R19-1-7-2
The device shall support speaker and microphone.
R19-1-7-3
To allow Video services, the device shall support a video camera and
capable display. If these requirements are not met, the device will not
support Multi Device Video services.
R19-1-7-4
The device shall support a voice call application compatible with MNO
voice calling, incl. a dialler. If Multi Device Video Calling is supported,
an MNO video calling application shall be supported.
R19-1-7-5
The device shall support an application that supports the federation
process.
R19-1-7-6
The device may support a call log.
R19-1-7-7
The device shall be capable to alert the user.
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R19-1-8
There shall be an overview over all federated devices and key settings of
these on the primary device.
R19-1-9
The federation process shall be initiated from the primary device. This
process shall be secure to prevent abuse.
R19-1-10 The following device types shall be supported (non-exhaustive list):
R19-1-10-1 Primary device: SIM- based (smart) phone
R19-1-10-2 Secondary device: SIM-based Smartphone, feature phone or basic
phone (in a Multi-SIM configuration or stand-alone).
R19-1-10-3 Secondary device: tablet computer (SIM based or non-SIM based).
R19-1-10-4 Secondary device: Laptop or PC.
R19-1-10-5 Secondary device: browser-based on any connected device.
R19-1-10-6 Secondary device: fixed line phone (not all MDV features may be
supported). (Fixed line phone shall keep their fixed line identity in
parallel.)
R19-1-11 All MDV2 calling services and features shall be available (unless stated
differently) on any of the federated devices irrespective of the status of any
other federated device (including primary device).
US19-2 As a user, I want to receive calls on any of my MNO voice and/or video capable
devices.
R19-2-1
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For incoming calls, the user shall be able to configure a ringing pattern
across all federated devices:
R19-2-1-1
Parallel ringing, or
R19-2-1-2
Sequential ringing in the sequence defined by the user, or
R19-2-1-3
Selected devices ringing in a pre-defined sequence (e.g. device 1 first,
15 seconds, then devices 2, 3 and 4 in parallel, then 5).
R19-2-2
Viewing / changing settings for ringing pattern at incoming calls shall be
supported on the primary device and the secondary device(s).
R19-2-3
An incoming call shall alert the user on any of the federated devices
(regardless of the ongoing activity) to allow the user to accept the call.
R19-2-4
The call can be accepted on any of the devices which are actually alerting
the user of an incoming call.
R19-2-5
When the call is answered on one device all other federated devices shall
stop alerting the user of an incoming call.
R19-2-6
If the call has been answered by the called party, there shall not be any
notification of a missed call on any of the federated devices.
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R19-2-7
If the call has not been answered by the called party, all devices shall notify
a missed call.
R19-2-8
If a missed call notification has been cleared on one device (e.g. because
the user has seen the missed call notification), then the missed call
notification shall be immediately cleared on all reachable federated
devices.
R19-2-9
If a device is not reachable, then updates on that device are not performed.
When a device comes online again, all previous notifications shall be
updated.
R19-2-10 Ring tones shall be user configurable across the federated devices, e.g. all
ring tones identical across all federated devices or differentiated ringtones
across federated devices.
R19-2-11 The minimum set of IR.92 supplementary services shall be available
across all devices for incoming calls.
R19-2-12 RCS Enriched Calling services shall be available across all devices that
are Enriched Calling capable for incoming calls if supported by the MNO.
R19-2-13 If one device is active in a call, one of the federated devices should still be
available for another outgoing call.
R19-2-14 If one device is active in a call, one of the federated devices should still be
available for another incoming call.
R19-2-15 The MNO should be able to restrict the number of parallel lines available.
NOTE:
This restriction shall not affect the ability of making an emergency call from
any device.
R19-2-16 Federated devices can receive incoming MDV2 calls via MNO managed
voice and video services, such as CS, VoLTE, VoWiFi, ViLTE or ViWiFi.
US19-3 As a user, I want to initiate calls from any of my MNO voice and / or video
capable devices.
R19-3-1
R19-3-1-1
The dialler application.
R19-3-1-2
The contact list application (if available).
R19-3-1-3
The call logs application (if available).
R19-3-2
NOTE:
R19-3-3
V1.0
Any device shall be able to initiate a call from different service entry points:
The minimum set of IR.92 supplementary services shall be available
across all devices for outgoing calls
Calling Line ID Presentation of outgoing call initiated from secondary device
will adopt the MSISDN of the primary device, notwithstanding if secondary
device has its own SIM.
If the user calls his own phone number (identity of the primary device), then
any of the other federated devices shall indicate an incoming call and if
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accepted, a call between a primary and a secondary device or between
two secondary devices shall be established.
R19-3-4
RCS Enriched calling services shall be available across all devices that are
Enriched Calling capable for outgoing calls.
R19-3-5
Federated devices can make MDV2 calls via MNO managed voice and
video services, such as CS, VoLTE, VoWiFi, ViLTE or ViWiFi.
US19-4 As a user, I want to use consistent call logs on all of my federated devices.
NOTE:
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Call Log requirements in this section only apply if a device has call logs
implemented.
R19-4-1
Each calling event (incoming or outgoing) shall be logged in the call log of
the device.
R19-4-2
Call log applications on the device shall support administrative functions
such as deleting a selected call log entry.
R19-4-3
Call logs shall support RCS Enriched Calling features if Enriched Calling is
supported on that particular device.
R19-4-4
Call logs shall be available across all devices in a consistent way, upon
configuration of the user.
R19-4-5
Call logs shall provide the following:
R19-4-5-1
Other party involved in call.
R19-4-5-2
Incoming or outgoing call.
R19-4-5-3
Date and timestamp when the call was established.
R19-4-5-4
Duration.
R19-4-5-5
Enriched Calling media according to Enriched Calling requirements.
R19-4-5-6
Some of the call log information may be available in a “Detailed View”
only.
R19-4-5-7
Filter options for display of incoming / outgoing / missed calls /
accepted calls / rejected calls.
R19-4-5-8
Voice call / video call differentiator.
R19-4-6
Call logs shall highlight missed call events to guide the user’s attention.
Once seen, the highlight shall disappear without dedicated user interaction
(i.e. manually clearing notifications).
R19-4-7
Updates of call logs shall be available for the user in real time. The user
shall be able to configure the device to balance between real time updates
and battery power saving.
R19-4-8
Call logs may offer inclusion from other events (e.g. messaging events) but
shall offer the possibility to display pure call related logs.
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US19-5 As a user, I want to be able to administrate my MDV2 settings.
NOTE:
Any potential suspension of MDV2 calling service does not affect any other
calling service on a particular device
R19-5-1
It shall be possible to suspend the MDV2 services on a secondary device
for that particular secondary device.
R19-5-2
It shall be possible to remotely suspend MDV2 services on any federated
devices from the (online) primary device.
R19-5-3
There shall not be a dedicated ‘call suspension function’ on a primary
device (it is accepted that power off effectively suspends calling services
on the primary device).
R19-5-4
It shall be possible to administrate the settings for incoming calls from any
of the federated devices.
R19-5-5
All federated devices have access to the same set of settings if stored in
online database (not applicable to local device settings).
US19-6 As a user, I want to use multiple devices for video calls and In-Call services.
R19-6-1
It shall be possible to separate voice from In-Call service (on devices that
support Video Call or Enriched Calling) across two of the federated devices
(e.g. keeping audio on a Smartphone device and switch the video part, file
share, or geolocation share to a secondary (e.g. large screen) device).
US19-7 As a user, I want to transfer calls from one device to another federated device.
R19-7-1
NOTE:
The user shall be able to transfer an ongoing voice or video call (either user
initiated or incoming call) from one device to another federated device.
The call transfer can be initiated from the device currently active in the call to
another federated device as 'Call Push' operation. Alternatively, the user can
use ‘Call Pull' operation, from another federated device not active in the call,
to initiate the call transfer.
R19-7-2
In-Call sharing content shall be accessible on the device that carries the
call.
R19-7-3
This call transfer shall be virtually unlimited, i.e. a transferred call be
handed over to the next federated device or handed back to the original
device at any time.
US19-8 As a user, I want to have more than one active device on the same call.
R19-8-1
The user shall be able to make a call or receive a call on one of the
federated devices, and add another of the federated devices to that
particular call as long as there is at least one of the federated devices active
on that call.
R19-8-2
The maximum number of federated devices on the same call equals the
number of federated devices.
US19-9 As an MNO, I want my MDV2 service to be in line with local regulations.
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All federated device shall support emergency calls (including actual calling
device location).
R19-9-2
Legal interception shall be possible for any made or received calls on
primary or secondary device, for both incoming and outgoing calls.
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Supporting requirements
Personal Card format
Section 3.5.4.9.1 of [RCC.07] does not apply for the profile defined in this document. The
following text applies instead.
There is multiple formats for the transfer of Personal Cards. This Annex defines the transfer
formats and procedures for Personal Cards in RCS.
A RCS client shall support receiving the following formats:
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the vCard 2.1 format as defined in [vCard21]
the vCard 3.0 format as defined in [RFC2425] and [RFC2426]
In addition, a RCS client may support receiving the following format:
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the Personal Contact Card (PCC) format defined in [CAB_TS]).
In the profile defined in this document the vCard 3.0 format as defined above shall be used
for sending.
Variations in the implementation of Personal Card formats may lead to data loss when
Personal Cards are exchanged. To limit the effect, the following fields are considered key
fields for RCS. No data of these fields should be lost when contact information is exchanged
in RCS.
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Name: Composed names (such as “Jean-Baptiste”) shall be supported properly.
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Personal Information:
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Telephone numbers: At least the following subtypes of telephone number shall be
supported:
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Nickname
Photo
Birthdate
Comment
Land home
Land work
Land other
Mobile home
Mobile work
Mobile other
Fax work
Fax other
Beeper
Other
Email addresses: The following subtypes shall be supported:
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Email work 1
Email work 2
Email home 1
Email home 2
Other
Address information:
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Address
Geographic Position
Time zone
Sending and receiving of a Contact Card using File Transfer via HTTP or File Transfer
fallback is technically the same as sending any other file. For details about the File Transfer
technologies refer to section 7 of this document.
If the format for transferring a Contact Card is vCard 2.1 or vCard 3.0, then the MIME
content type “text/vcard” shall be used for File Transfer.
If the format for transferring the Contact Card is the CAB (Converged Address Book) 1.0
PCC XML format, then the CAB PCC MIME content type “application/vnd.oma.cab-pcc+xml”
shall be used for File Transfer.
On the receiving side, if the receiving RCS user adds the Contact Card delivered through
File Transfer to the local address book, the receiving RCS client shall apply the mapping of
the RCS supported fields between the received format and the used format of the local
address book database. For conversion between PCC and vCard formats refer to section
5.4.3 of [OMA-CAB].
If the receiving client does not support the format of a Contact Card, then the client handling
for unsupported content types applies.
A.2
Emoticon conversion table
Standard Emoticons
Emoticons
Character sequences
Examples describing graphical
renditions
Happy, smile
 or :)
A happy or smiling face
Sad
:-( or :(
A sad face
Wink
;-) or ;) or ;o) or ;O)
A winking face
Big grin
:-D or :D or :oD or :-d or :d or :od
or :Od or :OD
A big grin face
Confused
:-/ or :-\
A confused face
Blushing, embarrassed
:’-) and :”-) or :’) or :’> or :-$ or :$
A blushing, embarrassed face
Stick-out tongue
:-P or :P or :oP or :-p or :p or
:op or :OP or :Op
A stick-out tongue face
Kiss, red lips
:-* or :*
A kissing face or red lips
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Emoticons
Character sequences
Examples describing graphical
renditions
Shocked, surprised
:-O or :-o or :o or :O
A shocked, surprised face
Angry
:-@ or :@ or X-( or X(or x-( or x(
or xo( or XO(
An angry face
Cool, sunglasses
B) or B-) or (H) or (h) or Bo) or BO)
A face with sunglasses
Worried
:-S or :S or :-s or :s or :oS
A worried face
Devilish
>:-) or >:) or >:o) or >:O)
A devilish face
Crying
:,-( or :,( or :’-( or :’( or :,o( or :’o(
or :,O( or :’O(
A crying face
Laughing
:-)) or :)) or :o)) or :O))
A laughing face
Straight face,
disappointed
:-| or :| or :o| or :O|
A straight face
Angel, innocent
O:-) or O:) or o:-) or o:)
An innocent face
Nerd
:-B or :B
A nerdish face
Sleepy
|-O or |O or |-o or |o
A sleepy face
Rolling eyes
8-) or 8) or 8o) or 8O)
A rolling eyes face
Sick, ill
:-& or :& or ;o& or :O&
A sick/ill face
Shhh! No speak, lips
sealed
:-SS or :SS or :ss or :-ss
A face with sealed lips
Thinking, pensive
:-? or :?
A pensive face
Raised eyebrow,
sarcastic look
/:-) or /:) or /:o) or /:O)
A raised eyebrow face or a face with
a sarcastic look
Rose, flower
@):-
A rose
Cup of coffee
~o)
A cup of coffee
Drink, cocktail
)-|
A cocktail glass
Idea (light bulb)
*-:-) or *-:)
A light bulb
Love struck, heart
(L) or <3
A heart
Beer
(b) or (B)
A pint of beer
Broken Heart
(u) or (U) or \Z/
A heart broken in two
rock on!
\m/
A smiling face with rock star fingers
pirate
:ar!
A face with eye patch
silly
8-}
A face with wobbly mouth and
spinning eyes
applause
=D>
A face with clapping hands
Penguin
<(‘)
A small penguin
Music Note
-8
A semi quaver
Star
(*)
A gold star
Clock
(o) or (O)
A clock face
Pizza
(pi) or (PI)
A slice of pizza or a whole pizza
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Emoticons
Character sequences
Examples describing graphical
renditions
Money
(mo) or (MO)
Coins or notes or coins and notes
Sheep
(bah) or (BAH)
A sheep
Pig
:8)
A pig’s face
Sun
(#)
A shining sun
Rain Cloud
(st) or (ST)
A cloud with rain or cloud with rain
drop
Umbrella
(um) or (UM)
An open umbrella
Aeroplane
(pl) or (PL)
A plane
Birthday Cake
(^)
A cake with candles
Party!
<:o)
A face wearing a party hat and
blowing a party blower
Film
(~)
A roll of film or strip of film
Gift
(g) or (G)
A gift wrapped present with bow
Phone
(t) or (T)
A hand receiver with cable
Wave
:-h
A face with hand waving
Big hug
>:D<
A face with hands hugging itself
A.3
Unicode Standard “Emoji” Emoticons
The list of required Emoji that must be graphically rendered and offered to the user, and the
mapping to relevant Unicode blocks, is detailed in document “joyn Blackbird Unicode
Standard Emoji Emoticons version 1.0”, available from
http://www.gsma.com/network2020/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/RCS-joyn-BlackbirdUnicode-Standard-emoji-emoticons-v1-0-2.pdf.
A.4
Panoramic photo view
RCS devices shall be able to record, display and share panoramic pictures in a userconvenient way. The requirements in this Annex A.4 shall be considered as guidelines for
the implementations; screen examples are provided to illustrate these requirements but shall
by no means mandate any design or UI principles. If a recorded panoramic view covers less
than 360 degree full circle pictures the requirements shall be applied accordingly.
Recording Panoramic photos
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Panoramic Photos shall be stored in a compressed mode to limit memory
requirements.
Panoramic Photos shall be recorded in a way that a full 360 degree ‘cylinder’ is
recorded or a fraction of the complete 360 degree view.
Resolution and quality shall allow zoom in to see details.
Panoramic Photos shall be stored in a location on the device that is easy to find
and to select for further operation (e.g. sharing).
Recording a Panoramic Photo shall be limited to approximately 360 degree
circle. If the user stops recording of the panoramic photo before the 360 degree
circle is complete, requirements for recording, viewing and sharing shall be valid
accordingly.
Viewing Panoramic Photos
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The device shall display Panoramic Photos in a user convenient way.

The picture shall be displayed in full display size view of a fraction of the full
picture, i.e. the picture is always displayed in full height, areas left and right
of the displayed areas can be selected. Black barred areas of the screen
shall be avoided.
Figure 5: Maximum zoom out (device in portrait mode)
Figure 6: Maximum zoom out (device in landscape mode)
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The user shall have the option to select from different navigation methods inside a
Panoramic Photo:
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Portrait and landscape mode shall be supported without distortion of the
picture.
The user shall be able to select the default navigation method for navigating
the picture.
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Automatic navigation: the display cylinder rotates automatically at a user
definable speed. The default speed shall be convenient for most user
applications.
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Finger navigation: the user can navigate the picture by shifting a finger on
the screen left and right.
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Gyro navigation: The cylinder section that is on display is selected by moving
the phone physically. The sensitivity of the navigation shall be customizable:
over-sensitive (i.e. by moving the phone e.g. 90 degrees left or right, the
cylinder shall be scrolled by 360 degrees (or proportions of this movement))
or regular (to turn the picture for 180 degrees the phone needs to be turned
by 180 degrees).
NOTE: The setting may be user accessible or fixed by the application, e.g.
to allow for ‘close to real’ navigation with 360 degree glasses.
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For large device use (e.g. PC, Laptop, TV), the application shall offer
navigation based on the available input devices (e.g. keyboard or mouse).
Figure 7: Navigation options when fully zoomed out
Figure 8: Navigation options when zoomed in
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The user shall be able to zoom in and out again on the Panoramic Photo to focus
on details.
The Panoramic Photo application shall contain a few pre-loaded 360 Degree
Photos to allow the user to get used to UI and value of this technology.
Sharing 360 Degree Panoramic photos
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Sharing Panoramic Photos shall be possible using the RCS File Transfer
mechanisms.
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Service entry points for Panoramic Photo sharing shall be in 1- to-1
Messaging, Group Chat, the device gallery and other locations.
Panoramic Photos shall not be compressed when shared via RCS file transfer,
even when “always compress” is a default setting for picture sharing.
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The user shall be made aware of the impact on data transfer volume and
time.
When receiving a Panoramic Photo, the preview icon shall show the centre of the
picture whenever the preview icon appears on the display.
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Navigation inside the pre-view picture shall be enabled.
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The application may automatically scroll through the panoramic picture in
the preview.
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Zoom in / out shall not be available.
Before download, the file size of the Panoramic Photo shall be visible to the end
user (if manual file transfer confirmation is required).
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Multiple Client handling on Android™ OS
On Android™ devices, multiple client handling depends on the Android™ OS version
running on that device.
Android™ embedded RCS devices implementing the Universal Profile are
assumed to be running and Android™ OS version superior or equal to 7.0.
RCS downloadable clients cannot follow this rule as they can be
downloaded and installed on any Android™ OS version.
Note:
B.1
Multiple Client handling on Android™ OS version superior or equal to
7.0
For embedded RCS devices or downloadable applications running on Android™ OS version
superior or equal to 7.0:
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On a non RCS device or an embedded RCS device where the stack cannot be used
by other applications than the native client, the required behaviour is:
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Any RCS client (embedded or downloadable application) shall only activate its
own RCS stack when it is set as the Default SMS app.
Enriched Calling services shall only be enabled when the Default Dialler supports
RCS Enriched Calling services and can use the RCS stack of the messaging
application set as the Default SMS app to implement Enriched Calling services.
Pre-Call, Shared Sketch, Shared Maps, Video Share and Post-Call services shall
be disabled:
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NOTE:
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When the default messaging application is a downloadable application, it is
up to the application to provide RCS Enriched calling services even if this
downloadable application is not set as default dialler.
On an embedded RCS device where the RCS stack is opened to other applications
than the native clients, the required behaviour is:
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V1.0
either when the dialler set as Default Dialler does not support
Enriched Calling.
or when the dialler that supports Enriched Calling is set as Default
Dialler but cannot use the RCS stack of the messaging application
set as Default SMS app.
Any RCS messaging application becoming the Default SMS app should rely on
the native RCS stack to implement RCS messaging services.
Any Enriched Calling application becoming the Default Dialler should rely on the
native RCS stack to implement RCS Enriched Calling services.
The embedded RCS stack shall not register the RCS messaging features to the
IMS when the messaging application set as the default SMS app does not support
RCS messaging features.
The embedded RCS stack shall not register the Pre-Call, Shared Sketch, Shared
Maps, Video Share and Post-Call features tags to IMS when the Default Dialler
does not support Enriched Calling features.
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NOTE 1:
As a consequence, In-Call Chat and In-Call File Transfer as defined in
section 12.4.3 and 12.4.4 are not available when the default SMS app does
not support RCS messaging services.
NOTE 2:
Once devices using embedded stack with open access to other messaging
and dialler applications than the native clients are available in the market, a
downloadable RCS application with its own stack should only activate its
stack when either installed on a non RCS device or on an embedded RCS
device where the RCS stack is not opened to other applications and when
set as default SMS app.
On Android™ OS version superior or equal to 7.0, in order for the RCS client or RCS stack
to be notified of Default SMS app changes and Default Dialler change, the RCS client shall
listen for the broadcast of the Android™ Intents:
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B.2
“ACTION_DEFAULT_SMS_PACKAGE_CHANGED”.
“ACTION_DEFAULT_DIALER_CHANGED”
Multiple Client handling on Android™ OS version prior to 7.0
For downloadable applications running on Android™ version strictly inferior to 7.0 and
because the Intent “ACTION_DEFAULT_SMS_PACKAGE_CHANGED” is not available in
that case, multiple instance handling shall be implemented locally on the device following
one of the two options described below:
Option 1- Retrieve the client list and if other client is active ask the user to disable it
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Identifying Android™ applications as RCS clients using a Manifest.xml meta-data
property
Identifying if a RCS client is enabled by accessing its Shared Preferences and
reading a property from it.
Accessing a RCS client settings screen by sending an intent using the action defined
as a Manifest.xml meta-data property.
Android™ RCS downloadable clients installed on Android™ OS version prior to 7.0 shall
define the following meta-data properties in their Manifest.xml file1.
Name
Value
Description
gsma.joyn.client
true
Used to identify the application as an RCS
client
gsma.joyn.settings.a
ctivity
<String>
Equals to the intent action that be used to
start the RCS client settings screen
Table 48: Android™ RCS client Manifest meta-data properties
The naming of the parameters includes “joyn” for historic reasons to ensure compatibility with legacy
joyn clients implementing the same mechanism for similar purposes. It is required to be provided
regardless of whether the client implements a joyn profile.
1
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Android™ RCS downloadable clients installed on Android™ OS version prior to 7.0 shall
define a settings screen activity that can be open by third party applications by using a
simple intent which action string is equal to the value of the "gsma.joyn.settings.activity"
meta-data property. Sending that intent to open the settings screen shall require no
permission. Thus, the user decides or not to deactivate the third party application.
The following example illustrates the meta-data that shall be added to the Manifest.xml file,
as well as a sample settings screen activity.
<application
android:icon="@drawable/icon"
android:label="@string/app_name">
<!-- the following meta-data is used to identify the application as an RCS client -->
<meta-data android:name="gsma.joyn.client" android:value="true" />
<!-- the following meta-data is used to provide the value of the intent action that can be
used by other applications to start the RCS client settings screen -->
<meta-data
android:name="gsma.joyn.settings.activity"
android:value="com.vendor.product.MyRCSSettingsActivity" />
<!-- RCS client shall define a settings property such that it can be open by third party
applications using an intent which action string corresponds to the meta-data value
defined above -->
<activity android:name=".MyRCSSettingsActivity">
<intent-filter>
<action android:name="com.vendor.product.MyRCSSettingsActivity" />
<category android:name="android.intent.category.DEFAULT" />
</intent-filter>
</activity>
Table 49: Android meta-data usage
Android™ RCS downloadable clients installed on Android™ OS version prior to 7.0 shall
define a publicly readable Shared Preferences using the name
"pckgname.gsma.joyn.preferences", where ‘pckgname’ parameter shall be replaced with
client’s unique package name of the application (no two applications can have the same
package name on the Android market). Client shall add this to the manifest as a meta data:
<meta-data android:name="gsma.joyn.preferences"
android:value="pckgname.gsma.joyn.preferences" />.
The shared preferences shall be created using the RCS client application context, using the
mode MODE_WORLD_READABLE.
The shared preferences shall contain a Boolean property named "gsma.joyn.enabled".
This property can have two values:
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V1.0
True: It will mean that the RCS client is enabled (user switch in settings set to ON)
and the application has been provisioned successfully.
False (default value): It will mean that the RCS client is disabled (user switch in
settings set to OFF) or the RCS client has never been provisioned yet.
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The RCS client will modify the value of these properties according to the rules defined in the
following section.
Client start-up behaviour
For the client implementations that choose to implement this option when started for the first
time on a device working on Android™ OS whose version is inferior to 7.0 shall:
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Retrieve the list of installed applications from the Package Manager, and identify
existing RCS clients by looking for the Boolean meta-data property named
"gsma.joyn.client", as defined in the previous section.
For every RCS client that is found, the client shall open their shared preferences
named "pckgname.gsma.joyn.preferences" and retrieve the Boolean property
"gsma.joyn.enabled", as defined in the previous section.
If an existing RCS client is found with the Boolean property "gsma.joyn.enabled" set
to "True", it means that client is already active on the device. The new client shall
inform to the user that there is another RCS client already configured in the device
and that as a pre-requisite to use this one, it is necessary to disable it. In the same
pop-up the possibility to access the RCS settings of the active RCS application (via
intent mechanism) shall be offered. The intent action used to open the active RCS
client settings screen shall be retrieved by reading its Manifest meta-data property
named "gsma.joyn.settings.activity".
On Android™ OS whose version is strictly inferior to 7.0, client shall indicate
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that it is active by opening its own "pckgname.gsma.joyn.preferences" shared
preferences and set its own "gsma.joyn.enabled" property to "True".
that it has become inactive by opening its own
"pckgname.gsma.joyn.preferences" shared preferences and set its own
"gsma.joyn.enabled" property to "False".
Option 2- Retrieve the client list and if other client is installed not attempt provisioning or
registration.
For the client implementations that choose to implement this option when the client becomes
the Default SMS app or when it is already set as the Default SMS app but there is an
application update on a device working on Android™ OS whose version is inferior to 7.0
shall:
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Retrieve the list of installed applications from the Package Manager, and identify
existing RCS clients by looking for the Boolean meta-data property named
"gsma.joyn.client", as defined in the first section of the previous option.
If an RCS client is found (i.e. their shared preferences with the respective properties
described for option 1 are present), the client shall not attempt provisioning or
registration.
If none RCS client is found, the client shall activate its own stack.
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V1.0
If the RCS client loses its’ Default SMS app status it shall de-register.
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Configuration Parameters
This Annex provides an overview of all configuration parameters that are applicable for the
profile defined in this document with indications on whether client configurability is expected
or whether clients can assume the parameter to always have a fixed value. Next to that, it
indicates for parameters whether there is an aligned value for this profile even if for that
parameter client configurability is still expected to allow for future evolution. If this is the case
for a parameter configured a numeric range, a client shall where applicable allow both higher
and lower values than what is provided.
Parameter
Functional
Definition
Syntax
Definition for
transport using
[RCC.14]
Client
Configurability
Aligned
Value for
this
profile
IMS Parameters
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Functional
Definition
Syntax
Definition for
transport using
[RCC.14]
Client
Configurability
ConRef
[3GPP TS 24.167]
[RCC.15]
Fixed dummy
value:
dummy.apn
PDP_ContextOperPref
[3GPP TS 24.167]
[RCC.15]
Fixed value: 0
P-CSCF_Address
[3GPP TS 24.167]
[RCC.15]
Not instantiated
Timer_T1
[3GPP TS 24.167]
[RCC.15]
Service provider
configurable
Timer_T2
[3GPP TS 24.167]
[RCC.15]
Service provider
configurable
Timer_T4
[3GPP TS 24.167]
[RCC.15]
Service provider
configurable
Private_user_identity
[3GPP TS 24.167]
[RCC.15]
Service provider
configurable
Public_user_identity
[3GPP TS 24.167]
[RCC.15]
Service provider
configurable
Home_network_domai
n_name
[3GPP TS 24.167]
[RCC.15]
Service provider
configurable
Recommended to
use
ims.mnc<MNC>.
mcc<MCC>.pub.3
gppnetwork.org
whereby <MNC>
and <MCC> shall
be replaced by
the respective
values of the
home network in
decimal format
and with a 2-digit
Mobile Network
Code (MNC)
padded out to 3
digits by inserting
a 0 at the
beginning (as
defined in [PRDIR.67]).
ICSI_List
[3GPP TS 24.167]
[RCC.15]
Tree is
instantiated, but
no leafs shall be
provided.
LBO_PCSCF_Address
[3GPP TS 24.167]
[RCC.15]
Tree is
instantiated
V1.0
Aligned
Value for
this
profile
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Functional
Definition
Syntax
Definition for
transport using
[RCC.14]
Client
Configurability
Address (LBO_PCSCF_Address)
[3GPP TS 24.167]
[RCC.15]
Service provider
configurable
AddressType (LBO_PCSCF_Address)
[3GPP TS 24.167]
[RCC.15]
Service provider
configurable
Resource_Allocation_
Mode
[3GPP TS 24.167]
N/A
Not instantiated
Voice_Domain_Prefer
ence_E_UTRAN
[3GPP TS 24.167]
[RCC.15]
Service Provider
Configurable
SMS_Over_IP_Networ
ks_Indication
[3GPP TS 24.167]
[RCC.15]
Service Provider
Configurable
Keep_Alive_Enabled
[3GPP TS 24.167]
[RCC.15]
Service Provider
Configurable
Voice_Domain_Prefer
ence_UTRAN
[3GPP TS 24.167]
N/A
Not instantiated
Mobility_Management
_IMS_Voice_Terminati
on
[3GPP TS 24.167]
[RCC.15]
Service Provider
Configurable
RegRetryBaseTime
[3GPP TS 24.167]
[RCC.15]
Service Provider
Configurable
RegRetryMaxTime
[3GPP TS 24.167]
[RCC.15]
Service Provider
Configurable
PhoneContext_List
[3GPP TS 24.167]
N/A
Tree not
instantiated
SS_domain_setting
[3GPP TS 24.167]
[RCC.15]
Service Provider
Configurable
PS_domain_IMS_SS_
control_
preference
[3GPP TS 24.167]
[RCC.15]
Service Provider
Configurable
IMS Mode
Authentication Type
[RCC.15]
[RCC.15]
Service Provider
Configurable
Realm
[RCC.15]
[RCC.15]
Service Provider
Configurable
Realm User Name
[RCC.15]
[RCC.15]
Service Provider
Configurable
Realm User Password
[RCC.15]
[RCC.15]
Service Provider
Configurable
Transport Protocols:
Signalling Cellular
[RCC.15]
[RCC.15]
Service Provider
Configurable
Aligned
Value for
this
profile
1
SIPoTLS
recommended
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Functional
Definition
Syntax
Definition for
transport using
[RCC.14]
Client
Configurability
Transport Protocols:
Signalling Roaming
[RCC.15]
[RCC.15]
Service Provider
Configurable
Aligned
Value for
this
profile
SIPoTLS
recommended
Transport Protocols:
Signalling Wi-Fi
[RCC.15]
[RCC.15]
Service Provider
Configurable
Transport Protocols:
Real Time Media
Cellular
[RCC.15]
[RCC.15]
Service Provider
Configurable
Transport Protocols:
Real Time Media
Roaming
[RCC.15]
Transport Protocols:
Real Time Media Wi-Fi
[RCC.15]
[RCC.15]
Service Provider
Configurable
Transport Protocols:
Discrete Media
Cellular
[RCC.15]
[RCC.15]
Service Provider
Configurable
Transport Protocols:
Discrete Media
Roaming
[RCC.15]
V1.0
SIPoTLS,
if
authentica
tion
different
from IMS
AKA is
used and
thus IPsec
is not
enabled
SRTP
recommended
[RCC.15]
Service Provider
Configurable
SRTP
recommended
SRTP if
authentica
tion
different
from IMS
AKA is
used and
thus IPsec
is not
enabled
MSRPoTLS
recommended
[RCC.15]
Service Provider
Configurable
MSRPoTLS
recommended
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Functional
Definition
Syntax
Definition for
transport using
[RCC.14]
Client
Configurability
Aligned
Value for
this
profile
Transport Protocols:
Discrete Media Wi-Fi
[RCC.15]
[RCC.15]
Service Provider
Configurable
MSRPoTL
S if
authentica
tion
different
from IMS
AKA is
used and
thus IPsec
is not
enabled
RCS VOLTE SINGLE
REGISTRATION
[RCC.07]
[RCC.07]
Service Provider
Configurable
[RCC.07]
[RCC.07]
Service Provider
Configurable
CLIENT-OBJ-DATALIMIT
[PRESENCE2MO
]
[RCC.07]
Service Provider
Configurable if
CAPABILITY
DISCOVERY
MECHANISM is
set to 1. Not
instantiated
otherwise.
CONTENT-SERVERURI
[PRESENCE2MO
]
N/A
Not instantiated
NOTE: VoLTE
would register
immediately on
first boot up if
relevant. If after
autoconfiguration
the device is
configured to do
single registration,
the client should
send a
REGISTER
request (reregistration) to
add the additional
feature tags for
RCS.
RCS State Parameters
RCS DISABLED
STATE
Presence Parameters
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Functional
Definition
Syntax
Definition for
transport using
[RCC.14]
Client
Configurability
SOURCE-THROTTLEPUBLISH
[PRESENCE2MO
]
[RCC.07]
Service Provider
Configurable if
CAPABILITY
DISCOVERY
MECHANISM is
set to 1. Not
instantiated
otherwise.
MAX-NUMBER-OFSUBSCRIPTIONS-INPRESENCE-LIST
[PRESENCE2MO
]
[RCC.07]
Service Provider
Configurable if
CAPABILITY
DISCOVERY
MECHANISM is
set to 1. Not
instantiated
otherwise.
SERVICE-URITEMPLATE
[PRESENCE2MO
]
N/A
Not instantiated
RLS-URI
[PRESENCE2MO
]
[RCC.07]
Service Provider
Configurable if
CAPABILITY
DISCOVERY
MECHANISM is
set to 1. Not
instantiated
otherwise.
Aligned
Value for
this
profile
Recommended
Value:
presencerls@ims.mnc<MN
C>.mcc<MCC>.p
ub.3gppnetwork.o
rg whereby
<MNC> and
<MCC> shall be
replaced by the
respective values
of the home
network in
decimal format
and with a 2-digit
MNC padded out
to 3 digits by
inserting a 0 at
the beginning
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Parameter
Functional
Definition
Syntax
Definition for
transport using
[RCC.14]
Client
Configurability
PRESENCE PROFILE
[RCC.07]
[RCC.07]
Fixed Value: 0
NOTE MAX SIZE
[RCC.07]
N/A
Not instantiated
LOCATION VALIDITY
[RCC.07]
N/A
Not instantiated
NON-VIP CONTACTS
POLL MAX
FREQUENCY
[RCC.07]
N/A
Not instantiated
XCAP Root URI
[XDMMO]
N/A
Not instantiated
XCAP Authentication
user name
[XDMMO]
N/A
Not instantiated
XCAP Authentication
Secret
[XDMMO]
N/A
Not instantiated
XCAP Authentication
type
[XDMMO]
N/A
Not instantiated
REVOKE TIMER
[RCC.07]
N/A
Not instantiated
PNB MANAGEMENT
[RCC.07]
N/A
Not instantiated
PRES-SRV-CAP
[RCC.12]
[RCC.07]
Fixed value: 0
MAX_ADHOC_GROUP_SIZE
[RCC.12]
[RCC.07]
Service Provider
Configurable
CONF-FCTY-URI
[RCC.12]
[RCC.07]
Service Provider
Configurable
Aligned
Value for
this
profile
XDM parameters
Messaging parameters
50
Recommended
value:
chat@conffactory.<homenetwork-domainname>
Where <homenetwork-domainname> is
replaced with the
Home Network
Domain Name
used by the client
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Functional
Definition
Syntax
Definition for
transport using
[RCC.14]
Client
Configurability
EXPLODER-URI
[RCC.12]
[RCC.07]
Fixed dummy
value:
sip:foo@bar if
STANDALONE
MSG AUTH is set
to 0, Service
Provider
Configurable
otherwise.
Aligned
Value for
this
profile
Recommended
Value:
exploder@conffactory.<homenetwork-domainname>
Where <homenetwork-domainname> is
replaced with the
Home Network
Domain Name
used by the client
CONV-HIST-FUNCURI
[RCC.12]
[RCC.07]
Fixed dummy
value:
sip:foo@bar
DEFERRED-MSGFUNC-URI / MSGSTORE-URI
[RCC.12]
[RCC.07]
Fixed dummy
value:
sip:foo@bar
CHAT AUTH
Section 5.3.7
[RCC.07]
Service Provider
Configurable
GROUP CHAT AUTH
Section 5.3.7
[RCC.07]
Service Provider
Configurable
STANDALONE MSG
AUTH
[RCC.07]
[RCC.07]
Service Provider
Configurable
IM CAP ALWAYS ON
[RCC.07]
[RCC.07]
Fixed Value: 1
GROUP CHAT FULL
STORE FORWARD
[RCC.07]
[RCC.07]
Fixed Value: 0
GROUP CHAT INVITE
ONLY FULL STORE
FORWARD
[RCC.07]
[RCC.07]
Fixed Value: 0
IM CAP NON RCS
[RCC.07]
[RCC.07]
Fixed Value: 0
IM CAP NON RCS
GROUP CHAT
[RCC.07]
N/A
Not instantiated
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Functional
Definition
Syntax
Definition for
transport using
[RCC.14]
Client
Configurability
IM CAP NON RCS
LIMIT GROUP CHAT
[RCC.07]
N/A
Not instantiated
GROUP CHAT
BREAKOUT
ALLOWED PREFIXES
[RCC.07]
N/A
Not instantiated
IM SESSION AUTO
ACCEPT
[RCC.07]
[RCC.07]
Service Provider
Configurable
1
IM SESSION START
[RCC.07]
[RCC.07]
Service Provider
Configurable
0
IM SESSION AUTO
ACCEPT GROUP
CHAT
[RCC.07]
[RCC.07]
Service Provider
Configurable
IM SESSION TIMER
[RCC.07]
[RCC.07]
Service Provider
Configurable
MAX SIZE IM
[RCC.07]
[RCC.07]
Service Provider
Configurable
8192
1048576
(i.e. 1MB)
MAX SIZE
STANDALONE
[RCC.07]
[RCC.07]
Service Provider
Configurable
MESSAGE STORE
URL
[RCC.07]
[RCC.07]
Service Provider
Configurable
MESSAGE STORE
USER / PASSWORD
[RCC.07]
[RCC.07]
Service Provider
Configurable
MESSAGE STORE
AUTH
[RCC.07]
[RCC.07]
Service Provider
Configurable
DATA CONNECTION
SYNC TIMER
[RCC.07]
[RCC.07]
Service Provider
Configurable
MESSAGE STORE
SYNC TIMER
[RCC.07]
[RCC.07]
Service Provider
Configurable
MESSAGE STORE
EVENT REPORTING
[RCC.07]
[RCC.07]
Service Provider
Configurable
MESSAGE STORE
ARCHIVE AUTH
[RCC.07]
[RCC.07]
Service Provider
Configurable
SMS MESSAGE
STORE
[RCC.07]
[RCC.07]
Service Provider
Configurable
MMS MESSAGE
STORE
[RCC.07]
[RCC.07]
Service Provider
Configurable
V1.0
Aligned
Value for
this
profile
(bytes as
defined in
[RCC.07]
section
A.2.5)
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Functional
Definition
Syntax
Definition for
transport using
[RCC.14]
Client
Configurability
CHAT MESSAGING
TECHNOLOGY
[RCC.07]
[RCC.07]
Fixed Value: 1
CHAT REVOKE
TIMER
[RCC.07]
[RCC.07]
Service Provider
Configurable
MESSAGING UX
Section 5.3.7
Implemented in
the profile defined
in this document
based on the
definitions in
section 5.3.7
Service Provider
Configurable
USER ALIAS AUTH
Section 5.3.7
Implemented in
the profile defined
in this document
based on the
definitions in
section 5.3.7
Service Provider
Configurable
MESSAGING
FALLBACK DEFAULT
Section 5.3.7
Implemented in
the profile defined
in this document
based on the
definitions in
section 5.3.7
Service Provider
Configurable
RECONNECT GUARD
TIMER
Section 5.3.7
Implemented in
the profile defined
in this document
based on the
definitions in
section 5.3.7
Service Provider
Configurable
CFS TRIGGER
Section 5.3.7
Implemented in
the profile defined
in this document
based on the
definitions in
section 5.3.7
Service Provider
Configurable
MAX 1 TO MANY
RECIPIENTS
Section 5.3.7
Implemented in
the profile defined
in this document
based on the
definitions in
section 5.3.7
Service Provider
Configurable
V1.0
Aligned
Value for
this
profile
300
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Functional
Definition
Syntax
Definition for
transport using
[RCC.14]
Client
Configurability
1 TO MANY
SELECTED
TECHNOLOGY
Section 5.3.7
Implemented in
the profile defined
in this document
based on the
definitions in
section 5.3.7
Service Provider
Configurable
DISPLAY
NOTIFICATION
SWITCH
Section 5.3.7
Implemented in
the profile defined
in this document
based on the
definitions in
section 5.3.7
Service Provider
Configurable
Aligned
Value for
this
profile
File Transfer Parameters
PROVIDE FT
[RCC.07]
[RCC.07]
Fixed Value: 0
FT MAX SIZE
[RCC.07]
[RCC.07]
Service Provider
Configurable
FT MAX SIZE
INCOMING
[RCC.07]
[RCC.07]
Fixed Value: 0
FT WARN SIZE
[RCC.07]
[RCC.07]
Service Provider
Configurable
FT CAP ALWAYS ON
[RCC.07]
N/A
Not instantiated
FT AUT ACCEPT
[RCC.07]
[RCC.07]
Service Provider
Configurable
V1.0
102400
(i.e.
100MB)
102400
(i.e.
100MB)
1
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Functional
Definition
Syntax
Definition for
transport using
[RCC.14]
Client
Configurability
FT HTTP CS URI
[RCC.07]
[RCC.07]
Service Provider
Configurable
Aligned
Value for
this
profile
Recommended
value:
ftcontentserver.rc
s.mnc<MNC>.mc
c<MNC>.pub.3gp
pnetwork.org
Whereby <MNC>
and <MCC> shall
be replaced by
the respective
values of the
home network in
decimal format
and with a 2-digit
MNC padded out
to 3 digits by
inserting a 0 at
the beginning (as
defined in [PRDIR.67]).
FT HTTP CS USER
[RCC.07]
[RCC.07]
Service Provider
Configurable
FT HTTP CS PWD
[RCC.07]
[RCC.07]
Service Provider
Configurable
FT DEFAULT MECH
[RCC.07]
[RCC.07]
Fixed Value:
HTTP
FT HTTP FALLBACK
[RCC.07]
[RCC.07]
Service provider
configurable
FT MAX 1 TO MANY
RECIPIENTS
Section 7.3.3
Implemented in
the profile defined
in this document
based on the
definitions in
section 7.3.3
Service provider
configurable
FT FALLBACK
DEFAULT
Section 7.3.3
Implemented in
the profile defined
in this document
based on the
definitions in
section 7.3.3
Service provider
configurable
Enriched Calling Related Parameters
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Functional
Definition
Syntax
Definition for
transport using
[RCC.14]
Client
Configurability
PROVIDE VS
[RCC.07]
[RCC.07]
Service Provider
Configurable
PROVIDE IS
[RCC.07]
[RCC.07]
Fixed Value: 0
ALLOW VS SAVE
[RCC.07]
[RCC.07]
Fixed Value: 0
VS MAX DURATION
[RCC.07]
[RCC.07]
Service Provider
Configurable
IS MAX SIZE
[RCC.07]
[RCC.07]
Not instantiated
COMPOSER AUTH
[RCC.20]
Implemented in
the profile defined
in this document
based on
definitions in
[RCC.20]
Service Provider
Configurable
SHARED MAP AUTH
[RCC.20]
Implemented in
the profile defined
in this document
based on
definitions in
[RCC.20]
Service Provider
Configurable
SHARED SKETCH
AUTH
[RCC.20]
Implemented in
the profile defined
in this document
based on
definitions in
[RCC.20]
Service Provider
Configurable
POST CALL AUTH
[RCC.20]
Implemented in
the profile defined
in this document
based on
definitions in
[RCC.20]
Service Provider
Configurable
CALL COMPOSER
TIMER IDLE
[RCC.20]
Implemented in
the profile defined
in this document
based on
definitions in
[RCC.20]
Service Provider
Configurable
Aligned
Value for
this
profile
Geolocation Parameters
Addr
[SUPLMO]
N/A
Not instantiated
AddrType
[SUPLMO]
N/A
Not instantiated
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Functional
Definition
Syntax
Definition for
transport using
[RCC.14]
Client
Configurability
PROVIDE GEOLOC
PUSH
[RCC.07]
[RCC.07]
Fixed Value: 1
PROVIDE GEOLOC
PULL
[RCC.07]
[RCC.07]
Fixed Value: 0
GEOLOCATION TEXT
MAX LENGTH
[RCC.07]
[RCC.07]
Service Provider
Configurable
GEOLOCATION
VALIDITY
[RCC.07]
N/A
Not instantiated
GEOLOCATION PULL
BLOCK TIMER
[RCC.07]
N/A
Not instantiated
Aligned
Value for
this
profile
300
Capability Discovery parameters
DISABLE INITIAL
ADDRESS BOOK
SCAN
[RCC.07]
[RCC.07]
Service Provider
Configurable
POLLING PERIOD
[RCC.07]
[RCC.07]
Service Provider
Configurable
0
(i.e.
capability
discovery
polling
disabled)
POLLING RATE
[RCC.07]
[RCC.07]
Service Provider
Configurable
0
POLLING RATE
PERIOD
[RCC.07]
[RCC.07]
Service Provider
Configurable
0
CAPABILITY INFO
EXPIRY
section 3.3.2.2
[RCC.07]
Service Provider
Configurable
SERVICE
AVAILABILITY INFO
EXPIRY
Section 3.3.2.1
Section 3.3.2.1
Service Provider
Configurable
NON RCS
CAPABILITY INFO
EXPIRY
[RCC.07]
[RCC.07]
Service Provider
Configurable
CAPABILITY
DISCOVERY
MECHANISM
[RCC.07]
[RCC.07]
Service Provider
Configurable
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Functional
Definition
Syntax
Definition for
transport using
[RCC.14]
Client
Configurability
Aligned
Value for
this
profile
CAPABILITY
DISCOVERY VIA
COMMON STACK
[RCC.07]
[RCC.07]
Not instantiated if
CAPABILITY
DISCOVERY
MECHANISM is
set to OPTIONS,
Service Provider
Configurable
otherwise
0, if
instantiate
d
CAPABILITY
DISCOVERY
ALLOWED PREFIXES
[RCC.07]
[RCC.07]
Service Provider
Configurable
[RCC.07]
[RCC.07]
Service Provider
Configurable
[RCC.15]
Service Provider
Configurable
[RCC.15]
Service Provider
Configurable and
device dependent
APN parameters
NO MSRP SUPPORT
End User Confirmation parameters
END USER CONF
REQ ID
[RCC.15]
Multidevice configuration parameters
uuid_Value
[RCC.15]
IP Voice and Video Call configuration
PROVIDE IR94
VIDEO
[RCC.07]
[RCC.07]
Service Provider
Configurable
PROVIDE RCS IP
VOICE CALL
[RCC.07]
[RCC.07]
Fixed Value: 0 for
primary devices,
Service Provider
Configurable for
secondary
devices
PROVIDE RCS IP
VIDEO CALL
[RCC.07]
[RCC.07]
Service Provider
Configurable
PROVIDE IR51
VOICE
[RCC.07]
[RCC.07]
Service Provider
Configurable
PROVIDE IR51
VIDEO
[RCC.07]
[RCC.07]
Service Provider
Configurable
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Definition
Syntax
Definition for
transport using
[RCC.14]
Client
Configurability
VIDEO AND ENCALL
UX
Section 3.3.2.1
Implemented in
the profile defined
in this document
based on the
definitions in
Section 3.3.2.1
Service Provider
Configurable
IR51 SWITCH UX
Section 10.3
Implemented in
the profile defined
in this document
based on the
definitions in
Section 10.3
Service Provider
Configurable
CALL LOGS BEARER
DIFFERENTIATION
Section 10.3
Implemented in
the profile defined
in this document
based on the
definitions in
Section 10.3
Service Provider
Configurable
RCS MESSAGING
DATA OFF
[RCC.07]
[RCC.07]
Service Provider
Configurable
FILE TRANSFER
DATA OFF
[RCC.07]
[RCC.07]
Service Provider
Configurable
SMSOIP DATA OFF
[RCC.07]
[RCC.07]
Service Provider
Configurable
MMS DATA OFF
[RCC.07]
[RCC.07]
Service Provider
Configurable
CONTENT SHARE
DATA OFF
[RCC.07]
[RCC.07]
Service Provider
Configurable
PRE AND POST CALL
DATA OFF
[RCC.07]
[RCC.07]
Service Provider
Configurable
VOLTE DATA OFF
[RCC.07]
[RCC.07]
Service Provider
Configurable
IP VIDEO CALL DATA
OFF
[RCC.07]
[RCC.07]
Service Provider
Configurable
EXTENSIONS DATA
OFF
[RCC.07]
N/A
Not Instantiated
PROVISIONING
DATA OFF
[RCC.07]
[RCC.07]
Service Provider
Configurable
SYNC DATA OFF
[RCC.07]
[RCC.07]
Service Provider
Configurable
Aligned
Value for
this
profile
DATA OFF parameters
API Parameters
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Parameter
Functional
Definition
Syntax
Definition for
transport using
[RCC.14]
Client
Configurability
ALLOW RCS
EXTENSIONS
[RCC.07]
N/A
Not instantiated
EXTENSIONS MAX
MSRP SIZE
[RCC.07]
N/A
Not instantiated
EXTENSIONS
POLICY
[RCC.55]
N/A
Not instantiated
Aligned
Value for
this
profile
Table 50: Overview of the applicable configuration parameters
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Brief Description of Change
Approval
Authority
Editor /
Company
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November
16th 2016
Initial version approved by PSMC.
PSMC
Catherine
Maguire /
GSMA
D.2
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Description
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Network 2020 Programme, Global Functional Requirements
Group
Editor / Company
Catherine Maguire / GSMA
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