“I took a speed reading course and read
War and Peace in twenty minutes. It involves Russia.”
- Woody Allen
This is a fast-paced world we live in, folks. Not everything, as Woody Allen attests, is better when faster, but that’s the pace of life and the pace of business. As a result of the pervasive hurry we’re all in, perpetually, the relevance of a single device for all of our communication needs is greater than ever.
Fixed-mobile convergence has been a popular topic for some time now, but we’re still wondering where we can find the legitimate convergence. Is there a universal communication device out there? What would that look like? Furthermore, how can FMC help to maximize ARPU? How can carriers meet demands with new bundling and charging models? Moreover: How can long-term growth be ensured?
This issue of Pipeline seeks to explore the state of fixed-mobile convergence, and look into what that might mean for the industry as a whole. We hear from Ed Finegold on Microsoft’s place in the BSS world. In the