The opinions expressed in this editorial are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Decima Reports. Fixed-mobile convergence: hype or reality? At this point it is a little bit of both, with some vendors and providers demonstrating products in recent months and others noting that the products aren’t that good yet.  As the article on pages 4 and 5 in this issue reveals, many vendors are jumping on the fixed-mobile convergence (FMC) bandwagon. They’re doing it because it makes sense both technically and from a revenue perspective. But as the article posits, will the carriers get onboard with this type of converged service offering? The simple answer is yes. There is no question that eventually Canada’s telecom carriers will get involved in these types of efforts to a much greater degree. Already Rogers Wireless is playing a role as one of the founding member of the Fixed Mobile Convergence Alliance.  They will only need to figure out how to make money from such a converged offering. One only need look at the public Wi-Fi experience in Canada to see that the carriers will figure out the revenue-making aspects of this and jump on the FMC bandwagon at some point down the road.  Learning how to make money from FMC shouldn’t be hard, though. The three national wireless operators figured out how to squeeze the Wi-Fi innovators out of their own market – they rewrote the rulebook – and in doing so, secured for themselves the majority of all future Wi-Fi access revenue.  With their de facto control over the Canadian Wi-Fi market, it’s only a matter of time before the country’s three national wireless operators introduce some fixed mobile converged offerings.  The question is not if, but when. And that remains to be seen.