The Broadband Forum (BBF) works towards aligning the telecom industry by defining the interworking requirements between 3GPP Evolved Packet Core architecture and the Broadband Forum architecture.
This work addresses the industry trend called fixed/mobile convergence. The main convergence aspects addressed in this document are:
- Converged business and services
- Converged network and infrastructure
- Converged user management and terminals
While the technical work is developed in parallel in the BBF Technical Committee and in 3GPP, MR-235 highlights industry trends and business opportunities driving fixed/mobile convergence.
This document presents several technical evolution steps that can be taken from the present non-converged fixed and mobile networks towards a FMC network.
It also provides an overview of the standardization organizations active in defining the open-standards that are an essential component to build a profitable and sustainable converged network, enabling feature rich, interoperable solutions and smooth deployment of novel customer services.
This white paper originally published on the Broadband Forum