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Convergence

July 26, 2007

Convergence simply means the coming together of two different things. In the IT and telecommunications sectors, it usually means two or more different technologies meeting in one device. An example might be a mobile phone with web surfing capabilities. The delivery of broadband, voice and video over one line is commonly held to be the prime example of technological convergence.

Convergence can be a useful way of bringing more complex technologies to users by allowing them to access the technology via another technology they are already familiar with. The growing trend for using TVs for browsing online, or for viewing programmes downloaded from the internet, is an example of this.

Businesses are, not surprisingly, often drawn to the cost savings convergence brings.

By Sarah at UK Broadband Finder
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