A Practical Guide to the Business and Technology of Fixed Mobile ConvergenceWritten by telecommunications experts, Fixed Mobile Convergence explains how to consolidate fixed, mobile, wireless, and wireline networks into a seamless environment enabling a uniform converged communication experience. You will learn how to create FMC-based networks, services, and solutions; support advanced technologies such as Voice over Wi-Fi; and converge them with legacy networks. You'll also discover how to develop a phased strategy for effective rollout of FMC multi-mode devices and services, with reliable security and quality of service. The book includes details on integrating next-generation technologies such as near field communication, Bluetooth PAN, WiMax, presence, and unified messaging to create a seamless mobility ecosystem.Seamlessly converge fixed, mobile, wireless, and wireline networksUnderstand the "Four Cs" of FMC-cost, coverage, capacity, and convenienceUnderstand the technology behind FMC components: fixed, mobile, and convergenceOvercome converged network deployment and proliferation barriersConform to IETF, 3GPP, and other relevant standards for FMCOffer uniform access-independent voice, data, instant communications, and unified messaging services across legacy fixed and mobile networksDesign and launch scalable FMC solutions using IMS, UMA/GAN, femtocells, VoWi-Fi, VCC, and other enablersAdd LBS, presence, M-to-M, and other advanced services
Alex Shneyderman is a senior manager for Motorola, where he plays a key role in positioning advanced mobile technology with leading North American telecom service providers.Alessio Casati is technical manager of 3GPP core network standards within the Alcatel-Lucent Convergence CTO office. He has been working in the mobile and data communication industry for the past 12 years.