Fixed Mobile Convergence Voice Over Wi-Fi, IMS, UMA and Other FMC Enablers

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  • Copyright: 2008-02-04
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
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Global audience includes network managers, architects, product managers, engineers, and wireless professionals Written by well-known professionals and speakers in the telecommunications industry

Author Biography

Alex Shneyderman is a senior manager for Motorola, where he plays a key role in positioning advanced mobile technology with leading North American telecom service providers.

Alessio Casati works at Lucent Technologies, focusing on IMS and convergence.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introductionp. xiii
Introduction to Convergencep. 1
What Is Convergence?p. 1
What Is Being Converged?p. 3
Convergence or Substitution?p. 4
Substitution Barriersp. 5
From Convergence to FMCp. 8
FMC Foundationp. 8
Brief History of Fixed-Mobile Convergencep. 11
Wireless PBX (MicroTAC/Home Base, Tele-Go [FreedomPlus])p. 14
CT2/CT2+, Rabbit, Fidop. 14
TDC, Duet, and EnRoutep. 15
Genion, One-Phone DU, FastForwardp. 16
FMC Then and Now: Many Services over One Network vs. One Service over Many Networksp. 16
ISDNp. 16
B-ISDN and ATMp. 17
IP and the Internet: Breaking Free of Layer 2p. 18
Is FMC Happening?p. 19
Summaryp. 20
Business of FMCp. 21
New Band in Townp. 21
FMC Ecosystemp. 23
Mobile Operatorsp. 23
Fixed Operatorsp. 24
Vendorsp. 24
Consumersp. 26
FMC Impact on Service Providers and Consumersp. 26
Fear and Greedp. 26
4 Cs of FMCp. 27
FMC Drivers and Barriersp. 28
Driversp. 30
Barriersp. 36
Deployment and Go-to-Market Strategyp. 43
Mobile Operatorsp. 43
Fixed Operatorsp. 44
Summaryp. 45
The F in FMCp. 47
The State of Fixed Networkingp. 47
Traditional Voicep. 48
Voice over IPp. 58
Voice over IP Deploymentp. 70
Summaryp. 78
The M in FMCp. 79
Mobilityp. 80
Mobile Communications Systems Fundamentalsp. 80
Core and Accessp. 80
Circuit and Packetp. 82
Cellular Systems: The Sky Is the Limitp. 83
Cellular Generationsp. 84
3GPP Systemsp. 88
3GPP2 Systemsp. 98
A Look into the Futurep. 104
WiMAX: A Migration Away from Traditional Cellular Systemsp. 106
Standardization and Deploymentp. 107
Cellular Friend or Foe: Voice over Wi-Fip. 111
Technology Fundamentalsp. 112
Interferencep. 115
Convergence of Mobile Systemsp. 130
Summaryp. 131
The C in FMCp. 133
Convergence Technology Fundamentalsp. 133
Levels of Integrationp. 134
VoIP-Based Convergencep. 135
The Dual Nature of Dual Modep. 136
IMS and MMD Fundamentalsp. 136
IMS-Based Convergencep. 147
UMA/GANp. 154
Femtocellsp. 163
Femtocell Pros and Consp. 168
Summaryp. 172
FMC Impact on Services and User Experiencep. 173
FMC Scenarios and User Experiencep. 173
Lightweight FMCp. 174
Use Case: Back-End Convergencep. 177
Use Case: Home Conditional Forwardingp. 181
Full-Scale FMCp. 182
Use Case: Quadruple Play for a Family of Fourp. 189
Services and Applications Impacting FMCp. 191
Presencep. 191
LBSp. 201
Summaryp. 205
Looking Aheadp. 207
Meaning of Mobility Revisitedp. 207
Old Taxonomy Obsolescencep. 208
Driving Toward Uniform Connectivityp. 210
New Application Ecosystemp. 210
Beyond Voicep. 213
Use Case: A Business Tripp. 225
From Herep. 228
FMC Standardsp. 231
Toward the Identification of Commonalitiesp. 232
Standards Organizations' Backgroundp. 232
3GPP and 3GPP2p. 232
ETSIp. 233
ITU-Tp. 234
IEEE and the WiMAX Forump. 234
IETFp. 235
OMAp. 235
FMCAp. 236
NGMNp. 236
Concluding Remarksp. 236
Finding Standards Documents Onlinep. 237
Acronymsp. 239
Referencesp. 247
Indexp. 257
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