The model of owning infrastructure to provide both fixed and mobile services can become outdated

19 September 2023 | Research

Stefano Porto Bonacci

Article | PDF (3 pages) | Fixed–Mobile Convergence

"Operators will increasingly use a flexible infrastructure strategy, combining wholesale services with their own infrastructures, in order to promote fixed–mobile convergence services."


Traditionally, fixed–mobile convergence (FMC) services have been offered by operators that mainly use their own fixed and mobile infrastructures. However, the situation is changing – standalone operators worldwide have been making greater use of wholesale services to deliver FMC bundles.

Operators can choose from four primary options and two mixed strategies for offering FMC bundles, depending on whether they use their own infrastructure, third-party infrastructure or a combination of both to deliver fixed and mobile retail services. Each approach has its own set of advantages and disadvantages.


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