Fixed Mobile Convergence
- February 16, 2011
Small cells pinpoint subscribers' locations more precisely than macrocells, enabling more sophisticated mobile location-based services that generate revenue through partnerships.
- August 19, 2010
The global femtocell market is poised for explosive growth, but operators say it won't become lucrative without tying femtocells to new services based on location and presence.
- April 16, 2010
Service providers are expanding their roles in customers' lives, to become "experience providers," all while they transform themselves internally. AT&T is launching a new video service, looking to online gaming for inspiration, and using SOA to ...
- April 08, 2010
The pressing need to offload 3G traffic from overloaded cell towers and backhaul networks has led carriers to incorporate both Wi-Fi hotspots and femtocells into their overall telecom network management programs.
- April 08, 2010
Mobile data consumption is forcing wireless carriers to move quickly with alternative approaches to telecom network management that they had once snubbed or leisurely shelved -- an overdue embrace that is pushing new business models for femtocell ...
- March 12, 2009
Increasing use of femtocells and distributed antenna systems can help telecom service providers cut wireless backhaul costs by a third and increase service quality for customers.
- December 09, 2008
Rogers Wireless offers some lessons learned from marketing its consumer fixed-mobile convergence (FMC) service. Carriers must understand what their subscribers are looking for from the service: lower costs or better indoor coverage.
- September 25, 2008
Long Term Evolution (LTE) could invigorate the femtocell market, but the conditions have to work in the technology's favor for LTE to take root.
- June 25, 2008
Telecom service providers are making progress in becoming more customer-centric, but their services and device strategies still miss the mark.
- May 01, 2008
Early trials have seen success, but femtocells must overcome several technical hurdles before becoming mainstream in cellular networks.
- February 12, 2008
NEC and Kineto Wireless have proposed a new femtocell standard in hopes of spurring development and deployment. But such a move, according to at least one analyst, might be premature for the young technology as service providers still test the ...
- December 05, 2007
Telecoms need to target the most profitable markets with femtocells while avoiding service cannibalization, and stop focusing on them as cost cutters.
- August 28, 2007
FMC and IMS are top of the to-do lists of service providers that are trying to differentiate themselves from the competition, according to a recent Infonetics Research study.
- July 10, 2007
Fixed mobile convergence provides huge opportunities for carriers and mobile operators, but brings up security issues that must be addressed.