Why Telecom is revolutionizing the world of data and connections
The COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown served to highlight how important the telecommunications infrastructure is in keeping our businesses, governments, and our civilizations running and connected. Now more than ever, people across the world rely heavily on the Telecom industry to work from home and stay connected to the world around them.
So what does the future of Telecom have in store?
What’s New in Telecom?
The growing need for wireless communication networks, as well as ongoing breakthroughs in information and communications technology, are driving the industry forward. Many new technology trends will continue to boost and revolutionize the telecom services supplied by the world’s major telecom businesses in the near future.
Some of these trends include:
5G Technology: Even though 5G has been met with a great degree of skepticism globally this does not diminish the significance of 5G in the current telecommunications industry. This technology gives businesses the ability to track information and insights in real-time as well as total management over their products, services, and assets.
5G offers considerable advantages over its predecessors, enabling other industries such as healthcare and manufacturing to change the way they function and provide services.
Internet of Things: The tons of internet-connected physical devices all around the globe which are collecting and exchanging data is what is known as the Internet of Things (IoT). Linking all of these various devices and attaching sensors to them gives them a level of digital intelligence, and allows them to convey real-time data between themselves without involving humans
In the telecom industry, the Internet of Things has become quite important in helping businesses solve their most pressing issues. Furthermore, in the coming years, the need for the Internet of Things in telecom and other industries like healthcare, manufacturing, and retail will continue to rise. To keep up with the increased demand, telecommunications companies might have to expand and update their networks.
Edge Computing: Edge computing enables the processing of real-time data received and delivered by connected devices to be accelerated. One of the main advantages of edge computing in telecommunications is that it minimizes the impact of latency on applications significantly. This allows new network applications and services to take advantage of lower latency and improve the experience of existing apps, especially with 5G improvements.
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning: Issues like the complex nature of networking systems infrastructural problems, traffic congestion, ever-increasing bandwidth requirements, network, and transmission failures, improper resource utilization, and delays have all been recurring challenges in the telecommunications industry. Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning present a solution to most of these issues.
The use of artificial intelligence in the telecom industry has aided enterprises in boosting growth and revenues, as well as improving network capabilities and enabling faster data processing. As the number of connected devices increases exponentially more communication service providers are seeing the benefits of artificial intelligence applications in the telecoms business and jumping on board.
Cloud and Microservices: Telecommunication companies must process a large number of requests and transactions on a daily basis, they also need to add new operational capabilities to their services regularly. Microservice and cloud technology have the potential to help telecom meet these two requirements. So it’s no surprise that microservice design has become one of the most recent telecom trends.
Microservices migration entails breaking down a complex monolithic architecture into smaller, more manageable parts. This gives Telecom companies better security, seamless integration with 3rd party applications, easier upgradability and customization, flexible maintenance, and many more benefits.
How Israeli Companies Are Evolving Telecom
Israel boasts one of the most advanced and sophisticated telecommunication networks on the planet. The Israeli telecommunications sector is especially known for its High mobile penetration and a large number of service providers. Additionally, a number of startups in the telecommunications sector have been launched in Israel recently, each with its own unique service type.
One of these new startups provides multi-gigabit wireless fiber connections for users in urban, suburban, and rural regions. This wireless telecommunication solution, which operates in the millimeter-wave bands, is used to provide 5G Gigabit Wireless Access services to top service providers and system integrators.
This startup’s systems are also perfect for Smart City projects that require additional capacity, like municipal network connectivity, WiFi backhaul, and video security all on one network. This startup also possesses thousands of carrier-grade systems around the world that provide interference-free service. These radios have been shown to be the appropriate answer for networks requiring fast and simple deployment of secure, wireless fiber. They can also be installed on street fixtures or rooftops quite easily.
Another new startup is aiming to become the global leader in photonics, and it just achieved a 100x improvement in tolerance in assembling fiber to silicon chips when compared to previous technology. This tolerance enables successful optics integration with silicon and consequently scalable silicon photonics deployment. By delivering a revolutionary approach for connecting optics to silicon, the patent-pending Photonic-Plug, this startup is revolutionizing the field of optical connectivity.
A similar startup has established itself as the only vertically integrated satellite communications (Satcom) company that offers products across the whole value chain. This startup creates its own silicon chips, manufactures its own products, develops its own software, and creates end-to-end systems for a variety of applications and services, including Internet of Things, communication payloads, in-flight connection, consumer broadband, and more.
The company uses its R&D and technical resources to create standard-based communication devices and systems with the most desirable characteristics, such as better capacity, reduced power consumption, lighter weight, and lower cost.
Telecoms have the potential to play a critical role in helping businesses recover from COVID-19. They are helping to define a new reality for businesses that are using the power of modern wireless technology. This transition to next-generation networking has the potential to transform the way businesses function.
Israel has established itself as one of the global leaders in the telecommunications industry. With a number of startups spearheading new technological trends in this sector, they show no signs of slowing down.