One thing that you can count on in the realm of telecommunications is that technology is ever-changing. And that couldn’t be truer when it comes to the predictions for the latest telecom trends for 2012.
So what does the year have in store for the telecom industry?
Mobile Networks Are Over Capacity
With the increasing popularity in the use of smartphones, it’s no wonder that mobile networks are being pushed to their capacity, with more and more users signing up for mobile service every day. In 2012, telecom carriers are going to place all of their focus on fiber-based-services that will help network operators compensate for the booming surge in the demand for broadband for mobile users.
According to James Wade of M/C Partners, mobile customers want their smartphones to operate just like PCs. Much of this has to do with the increasing popularity in the use of mobile social media, as well as a rise in demand for traditional media access via mobile networks.
Yes, mobile networks are being pushed to their limits. They hope to compensate by improving fiber to the tower in all mobile networks nationwide.
Improved User Experience
As mobile users are demanding more bandwidth within their mobile phone systems, it would only make sense that networks have no choice but to focus on a better user experience. Customers have the final say in how the telecom industry will develop in the future.
This means that it’s critical that customers are given better mobile technology so that they can easily and conveniently access the nearest mobile networks through their smartphones.
For the average user, an optimal mobile experience is defined not only by the amount of raw bandwidth available but by minimal wait time when loading media on a smartphone. In order for users to have the best mobile experience, they need to be able to quickly access high-definition media, 3-D technologies, and augmented reality data.
When you take into account the fact that mobile Internet access is growing at twice the speed of PC Internet access, it’s essential that telecom networks focus on providing users with quick, efficient access to any apps or services that they connect to via their mobile devices.
Rural Telecom Access
Many telecom experts believe that 2012 will be a revolutionary year as telecom networks expand into rural areas. This is excellent news for users that have difficulty accessing media through their mobile devices outside of city limits.
As telecom companies move to increase their network efficiency and better manage their services, they can lower total network costs. This will allow telecom operators to provide better coverage within existing networks and to expand basic services to rural areas without coverage.
In short, these drastic changes in the telecom industry are all thanks to customer demand. Customers are more focused on mobile technology than ever before, which is motivating telecom networks to improve their mobile services and coverage areas.