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Converge This! WLAN-3G Mobility
The integration of wireless LANs with mobile network services and equipment promises to bring the benefits of converged services to consumer and corporate mobile users. It is also a prelude to the ongoing integration of multiple radio access networks into a single core network, and to full-fledged fixed-mobile convergence.

This report assesses the business case, the service case, and the technical case (with reference to standards and handsets) for convergence, and looks at how, if, and when VOIP over wireless LAN should be integrated into the mobile network call model.
Sample research data from the report is shown in the excerpts below:
Table of Contents (0205toc.pdf)
Integration of 802.11 wireless LAN into the mobile network call model is often seen as a way to offload traffic from overloaded networks. There's little evidence, however, that voice services are at risk from an impending capacity crunch:
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It's clear that many consumer and enterprise users see an 802.11-enabled, VOIP-capable mobile phone as the best way to benefit from convergence. One problem is that the 802.11 chipset technology does not yet allow for low-power, small-form-factor devices. The table below presents some data on devices avail-able today as well as publicly announced devices expected during 2005.
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Vendors analyzed in this report: Avaya Inc. (NYSE: AV); Broadcom Corp. (Nasdaq: BRCM); Cambridge Silicon Radio plc (London: CSR); Cicero Networks Ltd.; Hewlett-Packard Co. (NYSE: HPQ); Motorola Inc. (NYSE: MOT); NEC Corp. (Nasdaq: NIPNY; Tokyo: 6701); Nokia Corp. (NYSE: NOK); Proxim Corp. (Nasdaq: PROX); Qualcomm Inc. (Nasdaq: QCOM); Research In Motion Ltd. (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM; To-ronto: RIM); Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. (Korea: SEC); and Texas Instruments Inc. (NYSE: TXN).
Service providers featured in this report: BT Group plc (NYSE: BT; London: BTA); Cingular Wireless LLC; mmO2 plc (NYSE/London: OOM); NTT DoCoMo Inc. (NYSE: DCM); Orange SA (London/Paris: OGE); Skype Technologies SA; TeliaSonera AB (Nasdaq: TLSN); T-Mobile International AG; Vodafone Group plc (NYSE: VOD); and Vonage Holdings Corp.
Total pages: 20
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