Femto Cells and Fixed to Mobile Convergence (FMC)

3 Day Course
Code PWS202

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Classroom Virtual Classroom Private Group - Virtual Self-Paced Online


This course is intended to introduce the delegate to the capabilities, draw-backs and advantages of a fully supported fixed-to-mobile convergence network. It investigates cellular radio and WiMAX technologies and the applications that can be supported in a FMC network.


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Introduction to Convergence (5 topics)

  • What is convergence?
  • Convergence or substitution?
  • From Convergence to FMC
  • Brief History of Fixed-to-Mobile Convergence
  • Is FMC happening?

Business of FMC (4 topics)

  • FMC Ecosystem
  • FMC impact on Service Providers and consumers
  • FMC drivers & barriers
  • Deployment and go-to-market strategy

The F in FMC (4 topics)

  • The state of fixed networking
  • Traditional voice
  • Voice over IP
  • Voice over IP Deployment

The M in FMC (16 topics)

  • Mobility
  • Mobile Communications Systems Fundamentals
  • Core Access
  • Circuit & Packet
  • Cellular Systems: The sky is the limit
  • Cellular Generations
  • 3GPP
  • 3GPP2
  • LTE
  • WiMAX: A migration from traditional cellular systems
  • Standardization & Deployment
  • WiMAX Femto Cell Technology
  • Cellular friend or foe: Voice over WiFi
  • Technology Fundamentals
  • Interference
  • Convergence of Mobile Systems

The C in FMC (18 topics)

  • Convergence technology fundamentals
  • Levels of Integration
  • VoIP-based convergence
  • The Dual Nature of Dual Mode
  • IMS & MMD Fundamentals
  • IMS-based Convergence
  • Femtocell
  • Home BTS
  • Architecture
  • Challenges
  • Collapsed Stack
  • Convergence
  • GAN
  • IMS
  • Integration issues
  • Modified RNC
  • IUB Concentrator
  • Standardization

FMC Impact on Services and User Experience (6 topics)

  • FMC scenarios and user experience
  • Lightweight Scenarios
  • User Case: Back-end convergence
  • User Case: Home Conditional Forwarding
  • Full Scale FMC
  • Services and applications impacting FMC

Looking Ahead (3 topics)

  • Meaning of mobility revisited
  • Driving toward uniform connectivity
  • From here

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