FMC In The UK: Failed, Makeshift Convergence?

Ritchley, Barnaby
July 2007
Business Communications Review;Jul2007, Vol. 37 Issue 7, p61
Trade Publication
The author discusses why fixed/mobile convergence (FMC) systems offered in Great Britain do not fulfill their potential. He suggests many products are upgrades on previous systems. Time-division multiplexing (TDM) communication systems prevent compatibility of wireless communication from Wi-Fi and Bluetooth systems to global systems for mobile (GSM) communications. Convergence of data services and the Windows Mobile 6 platform from Microsoft Corp. could improve FMC systems. The author suggests voice over Internet protocol (VOIP) qualifies as a better converged service than FMC.


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