Fixed Mobile Convergence Requires Investment
Fixed mobile convergence refers to the ability of telecommunications companies to provide their subscribers with services that interact with and use both the fixed networks of incumbent wireline and/or cable operators and the mobile/cellular networks of mobile operators.
For subscribers, fixed mobile convergence offers simplicity: They can access the data, voice, or video services and information they want without concern for how the service is actually delivered and with the trust that they will be charged accurately.
Fixed Mobile Convergence: Challenge and Opportunity
Telecommunications companies inherit the complexity of fixed mobile convergence: This new business model is difficult to advance and requires that operators invest in and modify their network infrastructures. The Cisco IP Next-Generation Network (IP NGN) architecture can help your company deploy services that can generate new revenue as quickly as possible while cost-effectively migrating to a converged network.
MTS Uses Fixed Mobile Convergence to Grow Revenue (PDF - 588KB)
Eastern European operator MTS, with 50 million subscribers, generates new revenues with fixed and mobile telephony.