International Conference on Digital Telecommunications

ICDT 2006

August 29 - 31, 2006
Cap Esterel, Côte d’Azur, France
(between Cannes and St. Tropez)


Note: A tutorial takes place when a minimum of 6 attendees register.

T1: Fixed Mobile Convergence: Architectures, Solutions, Services [half day]
by Joseph Ghetie


Joseph Ghetie is a network and systems engineer consultant and instructor for Telcordia Technologies (Bell Communications Research). In his position, J. Ghetie was responsible for developing architectures, requirements, and solutions for network management integration, providing consulting, and supporting management standards  development. Joseph Ghetie has also developed and taught numerous advanced technical courses in the areas of telecommunications, data communications and Internet network management. He owns his consulting and training business, TCOM & NET.

Joseph Ghetie is the author of a published book on “Network and Systems Management Platforms Analysis”, Kluwer Academics Publishers. Since 1993, he has taught 29 tutorials at major network and service management related international conferences and symposia such as INMS (IN), NOMS, SICOM, EMS, APNOMS, LANOMS, SBRC, ITC, ISCC, Globecom, etc.


T1 Description:

The wireless networking coverage includes fixed Wireless Local Area Networks (WLAN), Wireless Access (WiMAX), Wireless PAN (WPAN) and GSM/CDMA mobile cellular radio networks. Current and emerging converging solutions are evaluated for their approach, functionality and management abilities. 802.11a/b/g WLANs, 802.16 WiMAX, GSM/GPRS cellular radio, and the standardization effort in IEEE, Wi-Fi Alliance, 3GGP Release 6, Unlicensed Mobile Access (UMA), IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS), and IETF Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) are analyzed. The tutorial also evaluates the Quality of Services of various solutions targeting the use of a common handsets and unique telephone numbers across wireless networks.



1. Wireless LAN-based Networking Solutions

2. Voice over Wireless LAN Management and Services

3. Quality of Services in WLAN and VoWLAN

4. Mobile Cellular Radio Networking Solutions

5 Cellular Mobile Networks Management and Services

6. Quality of Services in Mobile Networks

7. Fixed LAN/PAN/MAN and Mobile Cellular Radio Networking Convergence

8. UMA-based Fixed Mobile Convergence Solutions, Products, and Services

9. IMS-based Fixed Mobile Convergence Solutions, Products, and Services

10. Quality of Services in Convergent Wi-Fi and Mobile Radio Networks

11. Issues in Fixed-Mobile Convergence


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