Technological convergence

convergencemedia convergenceconverged deviceconvergedconvergeconvergentintegrated communicationstelecommunication convergenceconverging technologiesFixed Mobile Convergence
Convergence is a phenomenon in telecommunication and media industry to integrate services, content offerings, and means of communication under one core technology or ecosystem.wikipedia
200 Related Articles

Technological change

technological progresstechnologicaltechnological development
Media technological convergence is the tendency that as technology changes, different technological system sometimes evolve toward performing similar tasks.
In essence, technological change covers the invention of technologies (including processes) and their commercialization or release as open source via research and development (producing emerging technologies), the continual improvement of technologies (in which they often become less expensive), and the diffusion of technologies throughout industry or society (which sometimes involves disruption and convergence).

Information and communications technology

ICTinformation and communication technologiesinformation and communication technology
Many experts view this as simply being the tip of the iceberg, as all facets of institutional activity and social life such as business, government, art, journalism, health, and education are increasingly being carried out in these digital media spaces across a growing network of information and communication technology devices.
The term ICT is also used to refer to the convergence of audiovisual and telephone networks with computer networks through a single cabling or link system.

Smart TV

smart televisionSmart TVsconnected TV
Convergent services, such as VoIP, IPTV, Smart TV, and others, tend to replace the older technologies and thus can disrupt markets.
Smart TV is a technological convergence between computers and flatscreen television sets and set-top boxes.

Communication protocol

protocolprotocolscommunications protocol
Also included in this topic is the basis of computer networks, wherein many different operating systems are able to communicate via different protocols.
As the PSTN and Internet converge, the standards are also being driven towards convergence.

Consumer electronics

consumer electronicelectronic deviceselectronics
Digital convergence refers to the convergence of four industries into one conglomerate, ITTCE (Information Technologies, Telecommunication, Consumer Electronics, and Entertainment).
While consumer electronics continues in its trend of convergence, combining elements of many products, consumers face different decisions when purchasing.

Media deconvergence

Closely linked to the multilevel process of media convergence are also several developments in different areas of the media and communication sector which are also summarized under the term of media deconvergence.
Like media convergence, media deconvergence is believed to be a consequence of technological convergence, as many companies in these sectors have followed either the strategy of expanding their reach with mergers and acquisitions, or the strategy of refocusing their operations around core activities, by splitting up or spinning off secondary activities into dedicated companies.

New media

medianew-medianew
It was predicted in the late 1980s, around the time that CD-ROM was becoming commonplace, that a digital revolution would take place, and that old media would be pushed to one side by new media.
Interactivity has become a term for a number of new media use options evolving from the rapid dissemination of Internet access points, the digitalization of media, and media convergence.

Information appliance

devicedevicesinformation appliances
These new devices most often also have a much higher focus on online interactive media, Internet TV, over-the-top content, as well as on-demand streaming media, and less focus on traditional broadcast media like previous generations of television sets and set-top boxes always have had.
Technological convergence

Triple play (telecommunications)

triple playtriple-playbundled
Multi-play is a catch-all phrase; usually, the terms triple play (voice, video and data) or quadruple play (voice, video, data and wireless) are used to describe a more specific meaning.
Triple play has led to the term "quadruple play", where wireless communications is introduced as another medium to deliver video, Internet access, and voice telephone service.

Residential gateway

home routerDSL/Cable Gatewayshome gateway
A general term for such a combined device is a residential gateway.
Technological convergence

Digital rhetoric

eRhetoriccirculate
Digital rhetoric
Technological convergence

Jan van Dijk

Dr. Van Dijk
Jan van Dijk suggests that "digitalization means breaking down signals into bytes consisting of ones and zeros".

Telecommunications industry

Telecommunicationstelecommunication industrytelecommunication
Digital convergence refers to the convergence of four industries into one conglomerate, ITTCE (Information Technologies, Telecommunication, Consumer Electronics, and Entertainment).

Show business

entertainment industryEntertainmentshowbiz
Digital convergence refers to the convergence of four industries into one conglomerate, ITTCE (Information Technologies, Telecommunication, Consumer Electronics, and Entertainment).

Telecommunication

telecommunicationscommunicationstelecom
Telecommunications convergence (also called "network convergence") describes emerging telecommunications technologies, and network architecture used to migrate multiple communications services into a single network.

Network architecture

network architecturesarchitectureNetwork architect
Telecommunications convergence (also called "network convergence") describes emerging telecommunications technologies, and network architecture used to migrate multiple communications services into a single network.

Telephony

digital telephonytelephonedigital
Specifically this involves the converging of previously distinct media such as telephony and data communications into common interfaces on single devices, such as most smart phones can make phone calls and search the web.

Data transmission

digital communicationsdata transferdata communication
Specifically this involves the converging of previously distinct media such as telephony and data communications into common interfaces on single devices, such as most smart phones can make phone calls and search the web.

Voice over IP

VoIPvoice over Internet Protocolvoice-over-IP
Convergent services, such as VoIP, IPTV, Smart TV, and others, tend to replace the older technologies and thus can disrupt markets.

IPTV

Internet Protocol televisioninternet-based televisionInternet Protocol Television (IPTV)
Convergent services, such as VoIP, IPTV, Smart TV, and others, tend to replace the older technologies and thus can disrupt markets.

Disruptive innovation

disruptive technologydisruptive technologiesdisruption
Convergent services, such as VoIP, IPTV, Smart TV, and others, tend to replace the older technologies and thus can disrupt markets.

Mobile telephony

mobile communicationmobile telecommunicationsmobile communications
The historical roots of convergence can be traced back to the emergence of mobile telephony and the Internet, although the term properly applies only from the point in marketing history when fixed and mobile telephony began to be offered by operators as joined products.

Internet

onlinethe Internetweb
The historical roots of convergence can be traced back to the emergence of mobile telephony and the Internet, although the term properly applies only from the point in marketing history when fixed and mobile telephony began to be offered by operators as joined products.

Being Digital

In Nicholas Negroponte's Being Digital, Negroponte predicts the collapse of broadcast networks in favor of an era of narrow-casting.

Media conglomerate

media groupmedia conglomeratesbig media
He also suggests that no government regulation can shatter the media conglomerate.