Fixed/mobile convergence: Why it matters

Duffy, Jim
August 2006
Network World;8/28/2006, Vol. 23 Issue 33, p38
Trade Publication
The article focuses on one of the latest convergence topics which is fixed/mobile convergence (FMC) defined as the ability to merge wired and wireless telecommunication resources so that users can have what amounts to their desktop phone in a handheld device in their pocket. FMC requires lots of technical stitching on the part of the carrier or vendor to smooth out the seams between the wired and unwired worlds. The benefits of FMC implementation include the ability to be reached through one phone number and reduced enterprise telecommunication costs by bypassing international mobile roaming charges when making cross-border calls.


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