Stefana Broadbent, Valérie Bauwens
Convergence has been the mantra of the information and communication-technology industries for the past few years, and it is defining the strategy of every Telco, broadcaster, ISP, and phone manufacturer in the world. Technically, convergence defines a multimedia environment and/or network where signals, regardless of type (i.e., voice, quality audio, video, data, etc.) and encoding methodology may be seamlessly exchanged between independent endpoints with similar characteristics . From the user's perspective, this means that all media and communication channels can be merged and received on any device, and the related brands will soon be offering all the related services.…
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