C&W inks five-year union with Orange over FMC

More news on the convergence front – Cable and Wireless has signed a deal with Orange to provide national roaming services to its fixed mobile convergence (FMC) customers. The five year deal will let customers use Orange’s mobile network when they’re outside the office and then switch back to using IP over a Cable and Wireless network once they’re inside their workplace.

Orange has its own FMC service, called Unik, but the pair shouldn’t clash as C&W will be targeting multinationals rather than consumers with its offering. I’ll be watching this one closely – this will pit C&W against BT in FMC services. BT’s own service, Fusion, is in for a bit of a refit at the moment, and should be due out in a more data-centric incarnation some time soon.

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