What Telecom Trends Should You Be Looking Out For? – Part 1

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The realm of telecommunications is constantly evolving. As technology advances, and business and consumer needs continue to change, all aspects of the telecommunications industry grow and expand to meet those needs.

There are a few very exciting changes that are expected to take place in telecom over the coming months. So, if you’re a fan of keeping up on what’s on the horizon in terms of better communication, keep your eyes peeled for the following changes predicted to come about in 2016:

 

Top-Notch Cyber Security Is On Its Way to Becoming Mandatory

The full digitalization of sensitive information is inevitable. As doctors and hospitals begin to transition their paper patient records to the digital ones, and government agencies start getting their files into the cloud, the need for impenetrable cyber security has become priority number one for almost ever industry.  According to a study by the Center for Strategic and International Studies in 2014, crimes of the digital nature are responsible for a loss of $400 billion dollars within the international economy on an annual basis.  Cyber security attacks were effecting 71% of industries in 2014, and that percentage continues to rise as time progresses.

At this point in time, having a strong security system in place for your data is no longer optional; it will be impossible to remain competitive in any industry if efforts are not made to keep sensitive and personal information safe. Larger corporations will have the means to implement these necessary security measures in-house. Due to the fact that smaller businesses may not have the means to implement their own security measures, the increasing demand for security is actually allowing for growth in the sector of third party cyber security providers.

 

Wi-Fi Calls Will Become More Prevalent

There are industry leaders predicting that voice calls will begin to follow in the footsteps of data, and eventually majority of voice calls will end up taking place over Wi-Fi networks. This shift will undoubtedly shake up a few different aspects of the industry as Wi-Fi continues to be 5G’s largest competitor.

This shift towards voice calls on Wi-Fi will allow operators to recapture the portions of 2G and 3G that are currently being used by cellular based phone calls. The deployment of IP Multimedia Subsystems will also largely benefit from the shift from cell to Wi-Fi.

 

Be sure to check back soon to see what other exciting telecom developments are expected to roll out this year.


 

To see the resources that inspired this blog, check here: HuffingtonPost and Telecoms