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Mobile-to-Mobile Convergence

(also MMC)

Mobile-to-mobile convergence definition 

Mobile-to-mobile convergence (MMC) refers to a framework for integrating mobile devices and improving their communication directly with each other, sharing resources, and providing a unified user experience across various devices. MMC includes features such as data synchronization, cross-device applications, and interconnected services.

See also: Converged infrastructure, NFC tag

How does mobile-to-mobile convergence work? 

MMC involves the use of various technologies and protocols that enable mobile devices to communicate and interact seamlessly. For example, Bluetooth and NFC enable short-range communication and data exchange, Wi-Fi Direct allows the devices to connect to each other directly, and various cloud services sync and store data. 

Mobile-to-mobile convergence use cases

  1. 1.Seamless data synchronization. It greatly boosts convenience and productivity. For example, users can take photos on their smartphones and access them instantly on their tablets, notebooks, and TVs. 
  2. 2.Unified communication. It allows users to change devices while communicating without interruption. For example, a user who starts a video chat on a phone with low battery power can seamlessly move to another device without interruption.
  3. 3.Resource sharing. It improves efficiency because the devices can share internet connectivity, processing power, or storage. A smartphone could share its internet connection with a smartwatch or other IoT devices.
  4. 4.IoT integration enables users to control their devices over IoT ecosystems, such as accessing a home device from work via their smartphone.