2018 telecommunication changes and growth
In 2018, many massive changes will take place in the telephone industry. Service is largely dependent on your phone carrier, and whether you rely on traditional phone carriers or voip access, there are many big changes in 2018. The primary carriers, AT&T, Verizon, and CenturyLink, are all under the traditional banner and continue to be major players in the telecommunications market. Both of these operate under the PBX or PSTN systems. In the future, these systems will evolve to become a more flexible and allow for a greater range in telephone access.
The future of the telephone industry means increasingly faster speeds
, and increasingly lower cost of service
, according to Moore's Law, which accelerates the rate of technological development. By 2020, researchers predict that communications companies will be bought out by content companies and growth will continue to be exponential. Following this, the IOT (Internet of Things) will push technological growth
, a mass of connected devices and information will continue, and in the form of data growth, measurement will be shown in exabyte and zettabytes. Companies will also shift dramatically in favor of mobile connections, leaving hardline and landline connectivity in the past.
Future Telecommunications Upgrades
The future will see an increased service in retirement homes, as senior citizens gain access to highly digitized forms of internet access. With assisted facilities being fully covered by high speeds of internet, the last vestiges of market penetration will be covered
, and mobile access will achieve a level of saturation. Security levels will be ramped up substantially
and systems will be fully covered, and a new era of cybersecurity will carry telecommunication standards to a new height. Within the next few years, Skynet
, a service that provides cloud access to live data centers will boost internet access to unprecedented realms. This will create a boom in telephone and digital companies, with greater, pools of humans having access to key information.
Telephone Service Providers
Currently, Verizon is leagues ahead of its competitors, with a superior technology, speed, and reliability, according to a number of reputable sources. Verizon is generally more expensive than it's competitors, but, offers a higher quality of service. The main category in determining quality service providers is testing signal and connectivity strength
, and balancing costs with additional services
. Other high ranking telephone companies are T-Mobile, AT&T, and MetroPCS, who all have strengths and weaknesses.
Consumer Habits & the Future
Telecommunications are a big business going into 2018, and with faster speeds
, more engaging technology
, and a greater grasp on emerging markets, this year will be in store for a major boom.