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  • features and benefits of satellite based fixed mobile convergence system

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    Prof. Pradeep Kumar Chopra, India


    Dr. MG Chandrasekhar, DEVAS Multi Media Pvt Ltd.,, United States



    The world is getting totally connected and it is hoped that most of the citizens world over will possess an individual cellular phone number ideally with capability of communication anywhere to anywhere. The concept of an individual number as identification for every citizen of the world now appears achievable. It can be titled as Personal Identification Number or Universal Identification Number which is assigned to an individual throughout his life. 
    For such a concept to work, a large number of networks will be involved for the desired communication hook up to happen, as all the citizens world over are not confined to one network but will be served by different networks in different countries and different regions.  This leads to significant spectrum requirements. As there is a big constraint on the availability of spectrum world over, as such for achieving this ideal connectivity situation innovative methods for conservation of spectrum are required. 
    One path for tackling the growth of mobile communication is through the fixed mobile convergence (FMC) which uses NGN architecture. The philosophy behind FMC is that while there should not be a limit in growth of cellular network, IP protocol should be used to provide connectivity to person when he is located in a fixed location with an identified landline phone thereby conserving the spectrum.
    Once every subscriber is identified by a unique personal identity, which is not associated to the fixed port of the switch or geographical location, it will provide a unique opportunity to launch really meaningful e-governance like application. These useful applications which would be available to users only after necessary authentication of personal identity would drive the telecom service penetration to the masses. Change from fixed terminal equipment (FTE) to sharable Fixed Access Point (FAP) would lead to significant increase of utilization, leading to a huge saving on access network infrastructure cost. In the future such universal networks will be based on world wide high density fiber cable and satellite systems and terrestrial wireless networks. The concept of universal communication will be highly depending for its success on fixed mobile convergence.  IP is at the heart of such convergence. 
    Such fusion of services in local areas will depend upon land line fibre and terrestrial wireless but universal hook up will need extensive back up satellite connectivity. This paper discusses the architecture, infrastructure, features and benefits of satellite based systems for the future FMC services. 
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    Manuscript document

    IAC-08.B2.6.4.pdf (🔒 authorized access only).

    To get the manuscript, please contact IAF Secretariat.