Creating uniform, converged communications networks has been - and still is - the holy grail in telecommunications, and fixed mobile convergence (FMC) is front and centre in service providers' plans. In the new book, Fixed Mobile Convergence (McGraw-Hill, 2008), well-known telecommunications experts Alex Shneyderman and Alessio Casati explain how to consolidate fixed, mobile, wireless and wireless networks into a seamless mobility ecosystem.
Written for a global audience of network managers, architects, products managers, engineers and wireless professionals, the book addresses how to create FMC-based networks, services and solutions, how to support advanced technologies and converge them with legacy networks.
In this chapter download, The M in FMC, the authors take you from mobile communications systems fundamentals to an analysis of different cellular generations, to WiMAX, voice over WiFI and the technical roadblocks to its widespread deployment.
Excerpted with permission from the McGraw-Hill companies from Fixed Mobile Convergence by Alex Shneyderman and Alessio Casati (McGraw-Hill, 2008)