Interop Technologies today announced that its Rich Communication Services (RCS) solution now supports a network address book and social presence. The network address book synchronizes a user’s contacts among different devices including mobile phones, tablets, and PCs. With social presence, RCS users receive rich, real-time information, such as availability, location, favorite link, and portrait icon, for each of their contacts. Interop Technologies will demonstrate its RCS solution at OMA Demo Day on February 27 during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

Altobridge, providers of technology that cuts the cost of delivering mobile communications, has today announced a new contract with Maxis Berhad, a Malaysian integrated communications service provider. The agreement will see the deployment of more than 300 new mobile broadband sites, delivering low cost 3G services to rural communities throughout Malaysia, which Maxis is undertaking.

ADTRAN, a provider of cloud connectivity, enterprise communications and virtual mobility solutions, today announced a partnership with Accuris Networks, a provider of Wi-Fi offload and roaming inter-working solutions, to deliver a secure, flexible and scalable network virtualization architecture for cloud-based mobile offload and roaming. Accuris has joined ADTRAN’s Total Solution Alliance Program, partnering with ADTRAN to provide reliable network solutions that enable converged services.

Allot Communications and Tekelec have completed Interoperability Testing (IOT) for the 3GPP Sd Interface that offers service providers application policy control and enforcement. The IOT was performed to support a global Tier-1 mobile operator that plans to implement application-specific policies.