Impact of fixed-mobile convergence

Stephan Pachnicke, Bogdan-Mihai Andrus, Achim Autenrieth

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Fixed-Mobile Convergence (FMC) is a very trendy concept as it promises integration of the previously separated fixed access network and the mobile network. From this novel approach telecommunication operators expect significant cost savings and performance improvements. FMC can be separated into structural convergence (regarding the infrastructure) and functional convergence (regarding the necessary functionalities required in fixed and mobile networks). The latter one goes hand-in-hand with Network Function Virtualization (NFV), where important network functions are provided by a server inside of the next generation point-of-presence (NG-POP). In this article implications on the system architecture as well as structural and functional convergence topics will be discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2016 International Conference on Optical Network Design and Modeling
Number of pages5
Publication date2016
Article number7494066
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4673-9988-3
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event2016 International Conference on Optical Network Design and Modeling - Cartagena, Spain
Duration: 9 May 201612 May 2016


Conference2016 International Conference on Optical Network Design and Modeling


  • Cloud-RAN (C-RAN)
  • Fixed-Mobile Convergence (FMC)
  • Network Function Virtualization (NFV)
  • Optical Fiber Networks
  • Passive Optical Networks (PON)

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