Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Mobile Broadband 2020: How can we Build a Better Connected World?

By Jayne Garfitt, Total Telecom
Tuesday 03 November 15

Mobile communications has already changed the way we live and work and now, as we usher in a new era of disruptive technologies like Internet of Things (IoT), HD video, cloud computing and Smart Cities, the industry is now focused on the next step. But with one billion people remaining unconnected to any form of telecommunications – according to estimates based on ITU and GSMA data – are we moving too quickly? At the Huawei Global Mobile Broadband Forum 2015, industry leaders came together to discuss how to create a more balanced and better connected world.   The New Digital Divide  As more networks are built, more Internet connections are made available and the proliferation of Smartphones continues, the digital divide has undoubtedly become narrower. But, as highlighted by a new report compiled by Huawei and the GSMA, up to one billion people remain completely unconnected. This means the digital divide is actually deepening, with new and increasingly innovative technologies making the difference between those with Internet access and those without it much more dramatic. Furthermore, only a third of people living in developing counties use the Internet, meaning millions are missing out on access to vital services…

Mobile communications has already changed the way we live and work and now, as we usher in a new era of disruptive technologies like Internet of Things (IoT), HD video, cloud computing and Smart Cities, the industry is now focused on the next step. But with one billion people remaining unconnected to any form of telecommunications – according to estimates based on ITU and GSMA data – are we moving too quickly? At the Huawei Global Mobile Broadband Forum 2015, industry leaders came together to discuss how to create a more balanced and better connected world.   The New Digital Divide  As more networks are built, more Internet connections are made available and the proliferation of Smartphones continues, the digital divide has undoubtedly become narrower. But, as highlighted by a new report compiled by Huawei and the GSMA, up to one billion people remain completely unconnected. This means the digital divide is actually deepening, with new and increasingly innovative technologies making the difference between those with Internet access and those without it much more dramatic. Furthermore, only a third of people living in developing counties use the Internet, meaning millions are missing out on access to vital services…

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