01/12/2016 Leave a comment
Welcome to 2016 – another year has flown by! This will be my 40th year involved in some aspect of telecom (I’m not that old, I just worked through high school and college). Every year, we’re surprised at what new technology arrives in our space and the applications that are developed. It’s been quite a ride from the early days of working on mainframes, to the unbelievable computing power of today’s mobile world. A mobile world full of cellular devices, which without the bandwidth, are essentially as good as the two cans and one string approach.
What continues to astound us is our undying thirst for bandwidth. For something different this year, I decided to enjoy New Years in Las Vegas, which is quite an experience. While attending two performances, I was astounded by the proliferation of mobile devices in the theatres. Although no surprise that everyone, no matter their age, owns at least one mobile device, the interesting thing for me was what they were doing on those devices. There were constant videos and pictures being taken and shared via Twitter, Vine, Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram – just to name a few of the social media apps. For the new generation, as well as the old, this social sharing thing has become the norm. Read more of this post