Over the last few years, “telecommunications” is a frequently used word, applied in many situations and scenarios, that it is now a part of many people’s daily vocabulary. However, the actual definition remains a mystery. So we will begin with the definition. Telecommunications is a work that has roots in Greek: “tele” means “over a distance”, and “communicate” means “the ability to share”. So from this translation, “telecommunications” means ” the sharing of information over a distance”.
Telecommunications involves more than technology, and it is also more than a massive global industry (estimated at around $2.5 trillion). It is also way more than 21st-century law and business that is changing to make space for a “virtual world”. And it also involves more than a destroyer and creator of the overall state of our economy. Telecommunications is now a “way of life”. It affects where and how you conduct everything from living, working, socialising, entertaining, playing, studying, teaching, serving, protecting, healing, to resting. Telecommunications has played a significant role in changing and shaping culture and society, along with shaping economics and business.
Developments In Telecommunications
A quick overview of the way emerging technologies are currently affecting lifestyle and industries pinpoints how important it is to understand the principles and systems of telecommunications. It should also hopefully inspire you to start thinking “telecom”. The changes that we are about to tell you about are essential to how the telecommunications networks and businesses such as Fusion Voice & Data are going to change and evolve, along with where to expect the areas of growth.
Including Human Senses In Telecommunications
Telecommunications has paved the way for the “virtual world” to surface, where distance and time no longer present any barriers when it comes to communicating and business, yet we are still missing something critical that forms a part of the “human” information-processing realm. Our minds act on “physical” sensations during information processing. Our senses of touch, motion, sound, and sight are vital to our decision making and perception. Progress in sensory networks and technologies will provide the next genre linked to sensory-reality to come about, which will bridge the current gap between machines and humans. Among the most important changes occurring in communications and computing involves introducing human-senses into the electronic-information streams.
The Rise Of Wearables
The way that we currently engage in communications and computing is going to change in a big way over the next 10 years. Computing devices that are now portable, has changed the way we view where and what the workplace is, along with enhancing our desires for wireless and mobility communication. Yet the current portable devices are only one of the stepping stones towards wearables. Wearable, context-aware computing will become the ultimate when it comes to scalable, flexible, light, reliable, and ergonomic platforms.
The Move Towards Pervasive Computing
As we continue distributing intelligence across more and more devices, we have started to experience pervasive computing, which also goes by the name of ubiquitous computing. We have started taking computers in stand-alone boxes and started placing them into everyday items. These new “things” are smart, possess self-awareness, and are able to care for themselves.
The Move Towards Machine-To-Machine Communications
We have started distancing ourselves from human-to-human communications into a new era involving machine-to-machine communications. There are currently 6 billion humans on our planet, while the microprocessor numbers are estimated at over 15 billion.
Raising Backbone Bandwidth
Most of the changes that we have mentioned this far, but mainly changes in the traffic applications and patterns is going to require an extensive amount of backbone-bandwidth.
The Response To Regulatory And Political Forces
The latest developments are always linked with politics. Every group is vying for power, money, and the chance to bring a new product onto the market alone and first, and the ability to squash other people’s “new” ideas. One of the prominent characteristics related to the sector of telecommunications is how heavily it will be influenced by regulations and government policy.