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Fixed Mobile Convergence
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Uwe Herzog
Programme Manager
Wieblinger Weg 19/4
69123 Heidelberg, Germany

Project Information
What is this Project about?

Fixed Mobile Convergence (FMC) is currently one of the crucial strategic issues in the telecommunications industry. It is about connecting the mobile phone network with the fixed line infrastructure. With the convergence between the mobile and fixed line networks, telecommunications operators can provide services to users irrespective of their location, access technology or terminal. In addition, FMC may help to optimize CAPEX/OPEX expenditures.

Users have a choice of making a call on a fixed or a mobile phone if they are in the workplace or from home where both are available. The study examines business needs, market aspects, user requirements and scenarios to come up with a roadmap and suggestions on how to deal with this matter.

The voice ARPU is declining, the competition is getting fiercer, and VoIP is entering the market with aggressive pricing strategies. FMC should help in this context by offering converged services to both, consumer and small business users.
For Telcos it is now important to try to identify concrete applications and services for commercial offerings based on FMC which go beyond the current hype. Market scenarios and draft initial business models for such FMC solutions will be needed and are therefore valuable for future strategy decisions.

What are the main objectives of this Project?

  • Anylyse the current situation and background of FMC
  • Generate ideas for advanced applications, services, and devices
  • Derive technical and marketing requirements for FMC applications
  • Draft initial business models
  • Give recommendations to Eurescom member companies


Project Results