We might think that things are changing fast, but the truth is that they will never change this slowly again. With the information and communications technology (ICT) industry in transformation – where telecom and IT meet – new skills are needed, requiring a combination of technology and services, rather than one at a time.
ICT is transforming the way billions of people work, play and communicate. Consumer lifestyles are changing rapidly, with mobile devices using more data as they access more products and services.
And a variety of industries – such as media, transportation and utilities – are realizing the transformative power of a fast-moving ICT environment. This brings opportunities and challenges both to operators and other industries, requiring insights and different ways of thinking to embrace the change.
As the industry moves quicker, the key to success is agility. Operators need to be fast, flexible and in control to deliver great experiences to their customers, operate efficiently and develop innovative new offerings. Are you agile?
A GSM network layer will co-exist with other radio technologies and continue to play a vital role beyond 2020 given its advantages in coverage, number of subscribers, low-cost terminals, roaming and M2M.
The new era of entertainment and connectivity has arrived. The year is 2020 and where are you? This is our view of the future.