Global - Mobile - FMC & FMS


Archived report. Enthusiasm for the potential offered by Fixed Mobile Convergence (FMC) continues and new initiatives are emerging in this market. By 2013 it is expected there will be millions of FMC subscribers worldwide. Fixed Mobile Substitution (FMS) also continues to take place around the world as mobile operators seek to ensure this phenomenon continues. This report provides a high-level overview of FMC and FMS, including supporting statistics.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. Introduction to Fixed Mobile Convergence
    • 2.1 Converging networks - moving towards data
    • 2.2 Next Generation Networks (NGN)
  • 3. FMC market overview
    • 3.1 Brief case study: FMC initiatives from BT Global
    • 3.2 Fixed-Mobile Convergence Alliance (FMCA)
  • 4. Unified Communications
    • 4.1 Market overview
  • 5. Fixed Mobile Substitution (FMS)
    • 5.1 Description of FMS
      • 5.1.1 Access fixed-mobile substitution
      • 5.1.2 Usage fixed-mobile substitution
    • 5.2 Substitution well and truly underway
    • 5.3 Pricing is the key to FMS success – analysis
  • 6. Conclusion: Impact of FMC and FMS on the market
    • 6.1 Impact of VoIP
    • 6.2 IP convergence the future anyway – analysis
  • 7. Related reports
  • Table 1 – Worldwide FMC subscribers – 2006; 2008; 2010; 2013
  • Table 2 – Indicative monthly mobile minutes of use – selected countries – 2008; 2009
  • Table 3 – Worldwide mobile phone penetration – 2008 - 2009; 2011
  • Table 4 – Year fixed-line access peaked in selected countries
  • Exhibit 1 – FMC services
  • Exhibit 2 – Growth inhibitors for FMC
  • Exhibit 3 – Unlicensed Mobile Access (UMA)
  • Exhibit 4 – Leading dual-mode mobile device manufacturers
  • Exhibit 5 – Industry factors and drivers for suppliers to introduce FMC & FMS services
  • Exhibit 6 – Implications for industry from FMC & FMS services

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Digital Media
Mobile Communications (voice and infrastructure)

Number of pages: 12

Status: Archived

Last update: 11 December 2009
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Analyst: Kylie Wansink

NOTE: This report has been archived

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