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Emerging technology trends in telecom in 2018

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Telecommunication technology is essential for our society and its development – it connects us in many ways at local as well as global level. However, the excellence in the telecom arena comes at a great cost and places great responsibility in the hands of CSPs, since internet and mobility have become the main driver of our world. Mobile subscribers are generally hard on telcos as they do not accept even a second of downtime and demand the fastest browsing data speeds. Despite advances in technology, there are times when the network goes down, but CSPs continue to invest in telecom infrastructure development to provide the best services to their customers.  In the near future, where Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, 5G, etc. are going to be some of the key drivers in the telecom world, the demand for high-speed data and network services will be on an exponential rise. The year 2018 has been a dynamic playing field for the telecom industry and has seen the emergence of a number of technologies, taking shape in the realities of mobile users. It has played as the perfect cultivating ground for new technologies to grow and gain momentum. In this blog, we shall discuss the latest technologies in the telecom arena that are beginning to become a part of the consumer’s reality in 2018. And why the NetVelocity app is the ultimate network analysis tool that the operators have to embrace and accommodate to the changing trends.


Premium Content and Cross-Industry alliances in Telecom

Modern age CSPs don’t want to just remain the underlying vessel for delivering voice and data services but also get involved in managing and providing exclusive content. Many telecommunication companies are heavily focused on investing in high-quality broadcasting content, including internet TV and digital content. Diversifying the portfolio of services offered may turn out to be good for telcos, however, every spending should bring the company the desired outcomes.


Telecom will fully harness the power of 5G

We are at the beginning of the 5G technology revolution, but it’s already having an impact on the telecom industry. R&D is now underway for the development of future technologies that will power a 5G network—the potential underlying fabric of a new ecosystem that includes big data, the Internet of Things (IoT), and smart systems. It’s not surprising to discover that 5G is, in fact, one of the hottest telecom industry trends this year. Moreover, Wi-Fi and 4G will also continue to expand and grow. In essence, the dominance of mobile data is expected to continue without showing any sign of slowing down.


IoT powered smart systems will soon prevail

New services that will be deployed on top of old technologies will help the IoT sector to grow significantly. It is also likely to make the transition of consumers to the new developments easier and cheaper. As for the telecom industry, 2018 shall prove that intelligent homes and smart cities powered by the usage if IoT can be attained gradually without a complete modification of network and technology. An example of this renovation of technology is devices for cars On-Board Diagnostics (OBD) port, which transforms old cars into intelligent cars that can be controlled by using a smartphone.


Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Advanced Analytics will transform telecom landscape

Through the application of AI and other advanced analytics, telecom industry shall be able to transform the network services provided to the customers. 2018 shall see a broader application of these techniques in revolutionizing telecom services. We can expect AI to enhance customer service personalization and customization of telecom offers to improve the overall customer experience. Several advanced analytics methodologies are likely to see increased usage in the telecom arena for providing improved offerings, better cross-selling opportunities, greater efficiencies, and enhanced operational excellence.


Augmented Reality (AR) / Virtual Reality (VR) to boost mobile data usage

The proliferation of real-time social media services and live video streaming platforms has been a significant enabler in sky-rocketing the mobile data usage of consumers. But with the onset of AR and VR technology in the general usage pattern of consumers through numerous applications for commercial and personal uses, the demand for data is only expected to go higher. Unlike conventional online videos, AR and VR technology requires high bandwidth on a bi-directional basis, with edge computing and low latency. Thus, in 2018 we can expect to see more operators deploying smarter capital expenditure to ensure appropriate network densification that supports the use of such advanced technologies.

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NetVelocity: Leading-edge mobile app in the telecom ecosystem

NetVelocity is an advanced unified mobile app for mobile device users and operators assisting in network monitoring, analysis, and improvement while gaining real-time insights. It facilitates mobile device users to measure the speed of their internet connection, provide feedback to their network operators directly, identify the optimal Wi-Fi available, get their network-based queries resolved and find a solution to their network issues through Customer Care. The platform assists enterprises to gain a deep visibility into the network performance through passive monitoring, drive capabilities and in-building features. Thus, NetVelocity is a pioneering app in the field of telecom network analysis, providing an end-to-end solution to measure, analyze, and improvise the overall network health.


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