It is predicted that by the year 2020, over 70% of the world’s population will have a smartphone. Mobile telecommunications are booming and Budde.com, the largest telecommunications research site on the internet, recently released a study on the biggest trends in telecommunications for 2016.
Mijo! Brands presents you a summary of their report:
• Mobile broadband access on 3G and 4G/LTE networks will continue to expand as users add tablets, modems and phones as alternative communication methods and connections to cloud based services.
• 5G technology, while not having firm dates, is under development.
• M2M and IoT infrastructure will continue to be used in the development of smart homes, buildings and cities.
• The “sharing economy” continues to strengthen and app development will allow users greater access via mobile technology.
• Most small and medium-sized businesses still need to start on the road to cloud computing but large enterprises are allocating a significant proportion of IT budgets towards cloud solutions.
Importantly, the report stressed that wireless devices are soon to overtake wired devices in terms of IP traffic and in 2016 will account for over 50% of Internet traffic, which means that businesses without mobile responsive websites will find themselves at a significant disadvantage in the marketplace.
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