• femtocell

    A femtocell is a wireless access point that improves cellular reception inside a home or office building. The device, which resembles a wireless router, essentially acts as a VOIP repeater.

  • Analytics don’t lie: Offloading tablet traffic

    The early returns on the effects of tablet devices on 3G/4G networks are trickling in and already indicate that network offload – using Wi-Fi hotspots or femtocells – is an essential strategy.

  • Tablet devices could impact network capacity planning

    Growing use of tablet devices could result in a new kind of network capacity planning that relies heavily on Wi-Fi hotspot and femtocell offload, as bandwidth-intensive applications like video are ...

  • Don't let OTT take all location-based services revenue

    Small cells pinpoint subscribers' locations more precisely than macrocells, enabling more sophisticated mobile location-based services that generate revenue through partnerships.

Fixed Mobile Convergence

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  • As tablet device analytics trickle in, bring on the network offload

    The early returns on the effects of tablet devices on 3G/4G networks are trickling in and already indicate that network offload – using Wi-Fi hotspots or femtocells – is an essential strategy. 

  • Tablet devices could change user behavior and network capacity planning

    Growing use of tablet devices could result in a new kind of network capacity planning that relies heavily on Wi-Fi hotspot and femtocell offload, as bandwidth-intensive applications like video are most accessed while users are in one place rather tha... 

  • Mobility in fixed mobile convergence

    This chapter download delves deep into the "mobile" aspects of fixed mobile convergence (FMC) and looks at the similarities and differences between cellular and noncellular systems. 

  • IMS: Moving from legacy to convergence

    This chapter download discusses migration plans to move service providers to IMS in well-planned, business-savvy phases. 

  • IMS Report Card: IMS Forum issues first IMS reality check

    The IMS Forum has issued its first IMS Report Card to address the hype and myths surrounding IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) equipment, network deployment and applications that promise a common platform for delivering converged IP services. 

  • Session initiation protocol (SIP) essentials

    SIP (Session Initiation Protocol ) is the foundation of IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem), the architecture that could become the basis for fixed mobile convergence. Learn the basics of SIP in this guide. 

  • femtocell

    A femtocell is a wireless access point that improves cellular reception inside a home or office building. The device, which resembles a wireless router, essentially acts as a VOIP repeater. 

  • landline

    A landline is a telephone that transmits signals converted from audio data through physical media, such as wire or fibre optic cable, rather than through wireless transmission as is the case with mobile phones. 

  • access point base station

    Access point base station is the original term for what is now known as a femtocell. 

  • comfort noise generator (CNG)

    A comfort noise generator (CNG) is a program used to generate background noise artificially for voice communications during periods of silence that occur during the course of conversation... (Continued) 

  • IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS)

    The IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) is a concept for an integrated network of telecommunications carriers that would facilitate the use of IP (Internet Protocol) for packet communications in all known forms over wireless or landline... (Continued) 

About Fixed Mobile Convergence

Fixed mobile convergence (FMC) promises to offer carriers and customers huge cost and productivity benefits. Learn how FMC simplifies mobile and wireline infrastructure to provide customers with seamless voice services.