Fixed Mobile Convergence

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Fixed Mobile Convergence : Evolution or Revolution ?

By Paul Tingey The last couple of months have seen a flurry of reports on the subject of the future prospects for Fixed Mobile Convergence (from, for example, Pyramid Research and IDC) which has, in turn, spawned a flurry of web articles and blog comment on the same subject. The consensus among most of these reports is that Fixed Mobile…

Fixed Mobile Convergence, Episode Two : The Human Factor

By Paul Tingey In Episode One in this series of posts I outlined my thoughts on what Fixed Mobile Convergence is and how it defines the future of communications. FMC is occupying the minds (and development cycles) of most of the worlds largest telecoms companies. However, it is not such a hot topic amongst consumers which raises an interesting question;…

RDC in China

By Tomas Evensen I just came back from a couple of weeks in China. Fascinating country. Besides the usual customer visits, we also held three Regional Development Conferences (RDCs) in Shenzhen, Shanghai and Beijing. The RDCs were a huge success with on average more than 400 attendees per day. And they were all very interested in hearing about Wind River's…

Fixed Mobile Convergence, Episode One : Please mind the step !

By Paul Tingey Glenn Seiler's recent post (Report from the International Telecommunications Union Conference) gave readers an interesting insight into developments in the world of Fixed Mobile Convergence. As Glenn points out, FMC attempts to "enrich our every-day lives by making it easier to do the things we value most". Essentially FMC is about making technology work the way we…

Report from the International Telecommunications Union Conference

By Glenn Seiler I’ve been in Hong Kong the last week visiting the ITU Telecom World 2006. The theme of this show, as articulated by a keynote speech from Vivian Reding, the European Union commissioner for Information Society and Media, is “Living in the Digital World”.  The fact that someone from the EU was giving the keynote at a Telecom…

Quality of Service (QoS)

By Stuart Newton Arrived home last night after 2 weeks of business travel, and my broadband connection was down.  Not impressed.  At all.  Not only is it totally inconvenient, but it put me in a bad mood because I had to try and get connected via the phone line.  Couldn't find my dial-up user name or password, so no access.…

So what is Fixed Mobile Convergence?

By Stuart Newton Where do you start on a topic like this? Fixed-Mobile Convergence (commonly known as "FMC", and not to be confused with Fixed Mobile Substitution – a later discussion), is a vast topic that has a hundred different meanings depending on who you talk to. In the last year, I have spoken to very few people who can…