With the rapid emergence of cloud technology taking the technology sector by storm in recent years, the telecommunications sector has adapted to this revolutionary way of storing, processing, and utilizing data. As a result, the biggest telecommunications trends of the year use cloud applications in a myriad of ways. Here a few of the most promising trends to come out of the telecommunications industry in the year 2018 and what consumers should expect to see more of in 2019:
5G NETWORKS: Although this upgraded network is not expected to be in wide use until the year 2020, telecommunications developers are already working hard to stimulate its growth. With lab testing and field work underway, the technology promises to deliver faster speeds as providers work to stay competitive in the crowded industry. A faster and more powerful internet infrastructure is a boon for everyone.
MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS: As the demand for unique content continues to escalate, telecommunications providers are recognizing the need to partner with media companies in a joint effort to work together to better serve customers. By merging with existing media industries, the telecommunication companies can expand their reach without having to add to their existing workforce.
INCREASING SECURITY: Because of the host of services that need protection, the use of more advanced security applications in the telecommunications industry has powered a surge of new innovation. As consumers demand more reliable security measures, more and more smartphones are becoming outfitted with biometric fingerprint readers. Rapidly emerging technology will also make the use of facial and retinal recognition more mainstream.
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: As the latest buzzword to hit the technology industry, Artificial Intelligence (AI) promises to deliver the latest in unique capabilities to smartphones across the globe. By harnessing this innovative AI technology, telecommunication providers can give smartphone users the ability to use voice recognition, augmented reality applications, indoor navigation services, and much more.
INTERNET OF THINGS (IoT): This revolutionary technology will continue to provide telecommunication providers with more opportunities to harness the power of the internet to propel their business forward into the future. Although it brings about a host of challenges, the IoT technology can be used to improve operational effectiveness and efficiency while also enabling greater security.