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Why fixed mobile convergence is coming of age

TeleWareFixed mobile convergence (FMC) is the supply of communication services based on a combination of wired and wireless technologies. Theoretically, FMC became possible at the outset of the 1990s with the granting of the first licences for digital mobile communications. However, slowness in delivery of solutions has been caused not by technological hurdles, but by regulatory and commercial barriers.

FMC is today being seen as the next logical step in the evolution of the convergence story, enabling mobile phone users to access the same services and features as users of a PBX extension, with private mobile networks overcoming many of the commercial objections involved.

There are a number of key factors focusing the minds of IT/telecoms managers today. Most of them can be summed up in two words: cost and control.

Clearly, the mobile handset is becoming the communications tool of choice for many people. People use mobiles out of the office and naturally reach for the same device in the office. This means that calls do not take advantage of negotiated corporate call rates.

But using a private mobile network, the mobile phone can be integrated as a fully functional part of the corporate network and calls made across the local LAN and IPVPN – delivering on the requirements for cost reduction and call control.

Management Consultants News 2006 - Number 3

Welcome to the Number 3, 2006 Issue of Management Consultants News, featuring TeleWare


  • Why fixed mobile convergence is coming of age
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  • Detica promotes Colin Evans to board
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  • A glimpse into the future
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