Oct 12, 2009

Device Convergence

By Nikhil Chauhan


Comcast is all set to launch their HomePoint service. The service converges VoIP
handset and router functionality. The devices that come with the service are a
base unit that functions as a cable modem and wireless router, and a portable
handset that you can connect to additional handsets.

Vonage recently launched their Vonage
Mobile service, which is a free download that gives consumers international
calling capabilities on their smart-phones. The service allows users to use
either their existing cellular networks or any Wi-Fi hotspot. Vonage also lets
you to forward calls to any number, which is a classic example of fixed mobile
convergence (FMC).

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