Telecommunications is an exciting industry. Through channels such as the telephone and internet, it’s the thing that connects us to others, no matter what time of day it is, or where they are located in the world. Thanks to technological advances, it is also always growing and evolving, constantly presenting businesses and consumers alike with new opportunities to connect with the world around them.
With the telecoms offering always changing, it’s important to keep up-to-date with the latest industry trends to ensure your business is getting the best opportunities to succeed. However, though they are exciting, not every one of the latest innovations is going to be beneficial for your organization to adopt. So, we’ve examining three of the biggest upcoming trends in telecoms to determine whether they will be another fad, or something to stop and take notice of…
5G is something that many of us have been anxiously anticipating since Samsung announced they had created their own 5G network in May 2013. Further excitement was generated in 2015, when Verizon revealed that it would soon start working with Ericsson, Samsung, Nokia, and Qualcomm to test 5G in real-life situations. 5G is expected to have a nationwide reach by 2020, although it’s currently available in select US locations. These include Los Angeles, Orlando, Atlanta, San Diego and New Orleans.
5G promises big things. Due to its faster download speeds and low latency, it will allow devices enabled with IOT (Internet of Things) technology to seamlessly connect to the internet and each other, helping things like autonomous vehicles become a reality. However, in a traditional workplace setting, IOT will speed up processes, increasing efficiency and productivity.
Cybersecurity is an ever growing concern, with more and more of the world’s biggest companies falling victim to costly attacks in the past few years. This includes tech giant Yahoo, who fell victim to two big data breaches in 2013 and 2014, knocking $350 million off the company’s sale price. Due to disruption to trading, large fines and a loss of trust in your business, a cyberattack such as a data breach can cost your business greatly in more ways than one.
With so much to lose, you should be increasing your business’s security measures in 2019 (and beyond this) to minimize your risk of being targeted as much as possible. You should be investing in employing the best passwords and security features (such as firewalls and antivirus software), putting restrictions on what can be installed onto devices, and educating staff on how to spot phishing and other threats.
2019 is set to be the year of the folding cell phone, with Samsung and Huawei both working on bringing out their own models as soon as possible. In fact, Samsung has gone one step further by getting a test version of their device into the hands of tech reviewers, though many reported that their phones were breaking not long after they had started testing them. This has caused Samsung and other pioneers of the foldable phone to halt their release, though they are still expected to be launched this year.
The concept of a folding phone has much appeal to busy consumers, making it easier for them to work on the go by making it possible for them to carry a tablet sized device in their pocket. However, thanks to disgruntles about the price of such devices, concerns about their durability, and possible limitations in the technology, we don’t think they will replace tablets or netbooks just yet.
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