There is a rapid growth of wireless technology in last two decades. Apart of continuous evolution of cellular technology from 1G to 2G, EGDE, UMTS, HSDPA, HSUPA, LTE and LTE advanced other wireless access technologies like BT, WiFi, WiMax and sensor networks also evolved rapidly. Realization of these technologies were scattered in the beginning on different devices. From the usage point of view, convergence starts happening in commercial space where service providers are more aggressive to offer attractive value added services (VAS). Although there is no dearth of technological innovations, ARPU generation depends on mass acceptance, killer applications and concrete revenue sharing model. This presentation will discuss some practical aspects of wireless convergence into multiple devices. We will also focus how easy or difficult it is to attract mass population towards accepting convergence in the long run.
Santosh Nath is a co-founder and technical director of NucleusMind Technologies. Previously, he worked as a senior solution consultant for mobile practice in Wipro Limited. He has extensive work experience in ANDROID OS platform for last several years with all leading mobile device vendors and cellular operators. Prior to Wipro, he worked in Infineon technologies AG, NOKIA networks, TOSHIBA and Aricent in Cellular modem stack (L1/L2), mobile baseband processing (both BTS and mobile handset), receiver design and communication DSP in wireless, Mobile Multimedia, Mobile system Applications, embedded technologies in satellite communication, speech recognition, WLAN and WPAN. He has got three US patents in the field of wireless communication and published several articles. His recent interest is solution architecture design of next generation mobile technologies mainly with Android OS. He has received Master of Technology in IC technology and solid state electronics from Indian Institute of Technology in the year 1995.