The future of wireless technology looks promising in the following years. The industry has invested an aggregate amount of $542 billion into developing the sector since the year 2001. This year will see more investments pouring in leading to overall growth.
FREMONT, CA: From handsets to operating systems and applications, the U.S. wireless industry continues to be defined by innovative strategies, enterprise, and ingenuity. The nation continues to be at the top position as far as wireless is concerned.
In fact, the competitive U.S. wireless sector has been the driving force for the nation’s economy, which powers innovation across several industries. An essential aspect of the sector is the world’s best mobile experience.
High-speed mobile broadband will be accessible to almost all customers across the nation. Since 2014, there has been a considerable increase in the mobile download speeds, amounting to about ninety percent. The current year will also be marked by faster speeds, better connections, and advanced apps.
Use of mobile data is expected to increase by five times through 2022. Also, by 2025, people are expected to interact through connected devices every 18 seconds.
Industry observers point out that the wireless industry in 2019 will be significantly driven by the latest developments in RF Technologies and Microwave.
The wireless sector will keep on expanding to move towards technologies which have enhanced levels of incorporation and flexibility to empower multiple-use sub-systems.
Reusability of accessories will be an important trend to watch out for with respect to the RF and Microwave technologies in the current wireless industry. Manufacturers tend to reuse the same hardware and software, which in turn has resulted in bringing down costs and accelerating time-to-market.
Also, the current year will see considerable investments and designs taking place within the MIMO design. Their adoption is expected to result in enhanced data capacity and coverage within the developed nations.
The 5G Networks
5G is another trend to watch for. Before 5G networks turn prominent in the wireless sector, the RF technologies will meet decisive checkpoints with respect to performance. Of massive importance will be the availability of spectrum, within the ranges of low, mid, or the high-band.
As 5G networks continue to grow in significance, all involved entities ranging from component suppliers to the service providers will be under pressure to supervise their expenditure and relevant business models. 5G also guarantees high levels of magnitude improvement concerning data capacity. There is a catch, although. In order to bring in enhanced magnitude, more types of equipment should be included, which would, in turn, incur an extra cost.
The wireless industry will be investing about $275 billion to set the base for next-gen 5G wireless networks. This move will create more than 3 million jobs and $500 billion towards economic growth, as per a study by Accenture.
There would be an increased focus on the 5G wireless networks and in particular, its risk factors. Although 5G networks pave the way for enhanced ability, dependability, and safety improvements, the downside is lack of supply chain, deployment, network security, and competition and choice vulnerabilities. These vulnerabilities may have an effect on the security and resilience of 5G networks.
Other Significant Developments
Further, businesses across sectors will be focused more on evaluating their wireless networks through 2019. This is in direct response to the increased demand for faster, dependable, and available connectivity requirements marked by the growth of connected applications and rollout of innovative technologies.
Even the enterprise consumers having mature Wi-Fi infrastructures will have upgrade cycles for ensuring that they are secure and capable of handling the most up-to-date network speeds.
Moreover, a multitude of enterprises will begin laying the foundation for taking into consideration the impact of new standards including 802.11ax or the Wi-Fi 6, build out of 5G networks and capabilities including Zigbee for connected IoT devices.
Consumers are also aware that there should be more controls on its access and that adding or enhancing connectivity fails to be the only significant part of the Wi-Fi sector.
Another significant trend is about SMBs. It appears that almost all of the wireless vendors have an SMB-focused and mid-market platform currently.