Mobility

Smartphone Docking Stations and Strongly Converged VoIP Clients for Fixed-Mobile Convergence

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Executive Summary

Smartphone docking stations and strongly converged VoIP/Telephony clients are proposed and demonstrated as a new and practical model for fixed-mobile voice and video convergence. Convergence between fixed (or enterprise) networks, and wireless mobile (macro-cellular) networks, has been the subject of considerable discussion over the last decade. Carriers, network and customer equipment manufacturers, client developers, and the academic community have all proposed, and in many cases implemented, different solutions. To date, none of the implemented solutions has been completely satisfactory, thus leading to the plethora of alternatives.

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