UMA catalyses convergence revenue battle for mobile operators

Fixed Mobile Convergence (FMC) has been a conference and presentation fixture in various forms for many years, but little has so far materialized. Now, the convergence winds of change are fast approaching storm force, whipped up not least by the strong advances of Voice over IP on the one hand and the fixed-mobile substitution trend on the other. Today, mobile operators face a real and major threat to their revenue streams. At the same time, however, they are perfectly positioned to both preserve and grow their portion of the total telecoms spend. This white paper from Northstream (part of the inCode group of leading strategy and technology advisors for the global wireless industry) outlines the current strong drivers for convergence and the tools available to handle its implications, with a special focus on the Unlicensed Mobile Access (UMA) technology.

UMA paves the way for convergence (pdf)
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