Thursday, 20 September 2018

Fixed-mobile convergence comes of age

By Pierre-Alexandre Fuhrmann, Aastra
Tuesday 21 July 09

Despite predictions for the take-up of FMC varying wildly, there is a consensus that users will be numerous and that it will save companies money.

Industry insiders have differing views on how much impact fixed-mobile convergence (FMC) will have on the way companies do business over the coming years. However, they all agree that FMC is set to grow. Fast. The emergence of dual-mode handsets and the widespread availability of wireless (WiFi) networks has been a key enabler of the technology, making FMC both realistically achievable and cost-effective for the first time. Experts also agree that a converged telephony environment will save businesses money in terms of lower call costs and improved staff productivity – which is particularly appealing in this tough economic environment…

Industry insiders have differing views on how much impact fixed-mobile convergence (FMC) will have on the way companies do business over the coming years. However, they all agree that FMC is set to grow. Fast. The emergence of dual-mode handsets and the widespread availability of wireless (WiFi) networks has been a key enabler of the technology, making FMC both realistically achievable and cost-effective for the first time. Experts also agree that a converged telephony environment will save businesses money in terms of lower call costs and improved staff productivity – which is particularly appealing in this tough economic environment…

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