5 Telecom Trends to Watch in 2021

Different workplaces are using technology to the maximum in order to achieve their goals and to enable employees and employers to communicate even outside work, if need be. 

Telecom industry has been advancing exponentially over the recent past, with the advance in technology. It has been highly resourceful for coping with the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, its advancement has been accelerated by the many innovations inspired by the necessities created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Here is a brief overview of five telecom trends to watch in 2021:

Telecom Trends 2021

The world is changing every day with the changes in technology, and the telecom industry is growing tremendously. Let’s take a look at 5 trends to expect from it. 

1. Cloud Computing

Cloud computing has many benefits over conventional computing. Its greatest benefit is that users can access their data from anywhere, at any time, and using their device of choice like a laptop or mobile phone Additionally, it reduces the need for computing resources such as storage disks and computers.

Businesses and individuals have been migrating to the cloud for these and dozens of more benefits. However, the migration picked up pace through 2019 and 2020, necessitated by the need for remote working because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

More people will continue migrating to the cloud through 2021 (and for the foreseeable future). Consequently, telecommunication companies will be seeking to improve their infrastructure in this field to meet the demand.

2. 5G Network

5G network is expected to revolutionize technology across the board. It will increase data transfer exponentially, enabling it to share large data packets in real-time.

5G network will benefit many industries, ranging from education to healthcare (and hundreds more). For example, 5G technology will enable doctors to perform surgical operations on patients remotely, as they can operate the necessary machinery in real-time. The technology will also help facilitate self-driving cars and other automated technologies.

The telecom industry has a central role to play in the rollout of the 5G network. For example, leading carriers such as Sprint and T-Mobile promise to offer nationwide 5G network coverage by the end of 2021.

3. Cybersecurity

Increasing cases of cyber-attacks have accompanied the advances made in IT and telecommunications. Cyber criminals are taking advantage of the fact that more people and businesses are using IT and telecom infrastructure. 

Both small and large co-operations  are coming up with ways to train their employees on cybersecurity to help them remain vigilant on different cyber crimes. 

The telecom industry has a vested interest in stemming the growth of cyber-attacks. It stands to lose if its clients are affected by these attacks, for starters. Additionally, cybercrime threatens to disrupt the development of other technologies, including cloud computing.

To this end, telecom giants are undertaking ambitious projects to stop cybercrime. For example, they are developing encrypted phones and communications software. They are expected to get the upper hand over cyber criminals in 2021.

4. Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence is one of the most ambitious projects undertaken. It will have many benefits, including solving many of the world’s problems – for example, it is theorized that it will help find cures for many diseases and solutions to endemic problems such as global hunger and poverty. It is expected to be so disruptive that it has stirred international debates and sparked sharp divisions between its supporters and critics.

Artificial Intelligence is expected to develop more throughout 2021. The telecom industry will help facilitate this in many ways, including rolling out the 5G network and making cloud computing more robust and accessible.

5. Big Data

The world is becoming more interconnected by IT and telecommunications. The majority of people worldwide use a telecommunications device, and they leave a data footprint of everything they do. This has given rise to a multi-billion industry that is growing fast: big data.

Big data is useful for many purposes, including helping tweak the current technology and improve it based on the users’ experience. Marketers are also using this data to make their marketing campaigns more appealing – and tech giants such as Amazon and Facebook have been accused of leveraging this data unfairly.

Final Thoughts

Advances in the telecommunications industry are moving at a break-neck speed. 2021 will be a good year for the industry, and these five trends will dominate all other developments.