ABI Research, FierceTelecom Host Fixed-Mobile Convergence Webinar

At 11:00 Eastern Daylight Time on August 21, ABI Research and co-sponsor FierceTelecom will present a Webinar entitled “The Landscape for Fixed-Mobile Convergence.” This Webinar will feature in-depth analysis of key fixed-mobile convergence market trends and forecasts. It will specifically examine how the various solutions for fixed-mobile convergence fit together, including the mass-market FMC solutions currently being deployed, and how, from a hardware platform perspective, dual-mode Wi-Fi-enabled handsets will compete with femtocells in the race to capture fixed voice services.

The Webinar will be presented by two senior ABI Research analysts who are specialists in this field: Stuart Carlaw, Research Director, Wireless, and Philip Solis, Principal Analyst, Mobile Broadband.

“The balance between the availability of UMA, VCC, and other SIP-based Wi-Fi handsets, and the availability of femtocells and their supporting network elements will play a major role in shaping the FMC landscape,” says Solis.

Carlaw adds a note of urgency: “Now is the time that companies need to be making their platform decisions for supporting FMC if they don’t want to be left behind by the competition.”

The Webinar will also examine what carriers are doing in this field today, which critical barriers need to be overcome, the growth potential of FMC markets, and how Wi-Fi attach rate in cellular handsets affects the balance between Wi-Fi-based and femtocell-based FMC solutions.

The session will conclude with a 20-minute period for viewers’ questions.

ABI Research is a leader in FMC market analysis and the foremost industry expert on femtocells, so this event should not be missed by any participant in the FMC or femtocell sectors.

ABI Research’s study, Fixed-Mobile Convergence provides an overview of the technology of FMC-enabled networks, and examines its many benefits to operators, including a business case analysis; it forecasts FMC market potential through 2011. It forms part of the Fixed-Mobile Convergence Research Service.

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