service convergence

A similar service experience from the user’s perspective provided across different provider networks, access technologies, and end devices, recognizing the limitations of different devices and technologies. Converged services can leverage shared application functions, across different access media, terminal types, and service providers. An example of service convergence would be email service delivered to a mobile terminal, a television, or a computer with a sufficiently similar experience. These devices could be connected, for example, over a wireless data link, over a wireless voice link, over a co-axial cable plant, over a fiber plant, or over twisted pair.