Drivers of Convergence

  • Mustafa Ergen


The cellular access networking has undergone a major transition in the past decade with the convergence toward OFDMA and IP technologies. Access network technologies based on these introduced by WiMAX, 3GPP, and 3GPP2 are mastered in earlier chapters with in-depth understanding of those technologies, terminology, and network configurations. Interworking of these access networks with wireline technologies is a significant step to achieve a single telecommunications network foundation. Fixed-mobile convergence (FMC) addresses this network convergence together with service convergence and device convergence in order to provide convenience and simplicity for consumers and business users to get highly featured but lower cost communications.


Cognitive Radio Medium Independent Handover Mobile WiMAX WiMAX Network Network Convergence 


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  • Mustafa Ergen
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  1. 1.BerkeleyUSA

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