TITLE

UMA: How Wireless Convergence Starts

AUTHOR(S)
Aslin, David
PUB. DATE
February 2006
SOURCE
Business Communications Review;Feb2006, Vol. 36 Issue 2, p10
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article comments on the article "A Framework for Fixed-Mobile Convergence," published in the November 2005 issue of the journal "Business Communications Review." The author states that there were some misunderstandings on how Unlimited Mobile Access (UMA) was described in the said article. UMA was originally developed by major fixed/mobile operators and their primary vendors to create a cellular/Wi-Fi convergence solution. It was used to accelerate fixed-to-mobile substitution and address the growing threat from new voice over Internet Protocol services. The framers of the UMA focused on three key elements: (1) operator control; (2) service transparency; and (3) location independence.
ACCESSION #
19702595

 

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