Telecoms News - In Brief

- SA's Telkom is one of eight telecommunications operators who are joining the Fixed-Mobile Convergence Alliance (FMCA), which claims to have 240m customers who will benefit from the development of convergence services worldwide. The FMCA has played a role in shaping the convergence agenda around the world since its formation in July last year. Part of this includes establishing support among handset vendors for emerging convergence technologies, as well as encouraging consistency across product and equipment standards. Thami Msimango, Telkom’s managing executive for network infrastructure provisioning, says the company’s membership was significant, as it believed that the delivery of last-mile seamless fixed and mobile converged access would continue to be one of the biggest technical challenges facing the ICT industry.

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