Fixed Mobile Convergence (McGraw-Hill Communications Series) by Alex Shneyderman

By Alex Shneyderman

A pragmatic advisor to the enterprise and expertise of fastened cellular ConvergenceWritten through telecommunications specialists, mounted cellular Convergence explains tips to consolidate fastened, cellular, instant, and wireline networks right into a seamless surroundings permitting a uniform converged verbal exchange event. you are going to create FMC-based networks, prone, and suggestions; help complicated applied sciences similar to Voice over wireless; and converge them with legacy networks. you will additionally realize easy methods to increase a phased procedure for potent rollout of FMC multi-mode units and prone, with trustworthy safety and caliber of carrier. The e-book contains information on integrating next-generation applied sciences equivalent to close to box communique, Bluetooth PAN, WiMax, presence, and unified messaging to create a unbroken mobility ecosystem.Seamlessly converge fastened, cellular, instant, and wireline networksUnderstand the "Four Cs" of FMC-cost, insurance, means, and convenienceUnderstand the know-how at the back of FMC parts: mounted, cellular, and convergenceOvercome converged community deployment and proliferation barriersConform to IETF, 3GPP, and different correct criteria for FMCOffer uniform access-independent voice, information, rapid communications, and unified messaging providers throughout legacy fastened and cellular networksDesign and release scalable FMC recommendations utilizing IMS, UMA/GAN, femtocells, VoWi-Fi, VCC, and different enablersAdd LBS, presence, M-to-M, and different complicated providers

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Nowadays, service providers of all denominations must be prepared to deal with much more serious threats from virtually all other carriers getting on the FMC bandwagon: ■ Traditional mobile cellular operators ■ Broadband service providers ■ Cable operators (MSOs) ■ Traditional PSTN IXCs and ILECs ■ Wi-Fi hotspot operators ■ VoIP carriers ■ Nascent WiMax service providers Even local grocery stores, public libraries, and municipalities can now become competitors, offering telecommunication services that in many cases are free.

Continues) 28 Chapter 2 ■ ■ Capacity FMC provides a fast and inexpensive way for carriers to increase peak capacity of their networks by offloading traffic to less-expensive access media (from cellular to Wi-Fi, WiMax, or IP-based femtocells, for example). Convenience FMC dramatically improves service usability and convenience in multiple ways for many user segments, thereby reducing churn and improving ARPU for many categories of service providers. Secondary drivers, stemming from the primary four, include new forms of competition, the ability to introduce new applications and services, which otherwise would not be possible, and access to new, previously underserved or “un-servable” market segments.

New tariff and pricing flexibility enables new attractive concepts like home-zone pricing among others. Coverage FMC technology can be used to fix gaps in cellular network coverage both in-building and in remote areas without the need to deploy expensive cellular infrastructure. Conversely, it enables fixed operators to offer subscribers wide area service outside limited disjointed areas covered by Wi-Fi access points for complete service continuity unbound by the types of access. (continues) 28 Chapter 2 ■ ■ Capacity FMC provides a fast and inexpensive way for carriers to increase peak capacity of their networks by offloading traffic to less-expensive access media (from cellular to Wi-Fi, WiMax, or IP-based femtocells, for example).

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