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Technology - Mobile 8 - Fixed-Mobile Convergence, UMA, GAN & Femtocells

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Last updated: 19 Mar 2007 Update History

Report Status: Archived

Report Pages: 12

Analyst: Robin Whittle

Synopsis

We discuss the Unlicensed Wireless Access (UWA) Bluetooth and WiFi approach to Fixed-Mobile Convergence and the new GAN (Generic Access Network) standard for implementing this. We also discuss the various types of base-station, including micro-, pico- and femto-nodes, also known as home base-stations, which extend native cellular access to homes and offices, using DSL etc. for backhaul.

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