Why Telecommunications Infrastructure is Important
A multi-billion-dollar industry, the telecommunication sector has been rapidly growing in recent years. Governments worldwide are putting in place easy regulations that enable telecommunication companies to connect even the remotest towns without bottlenecks.
While telecommunication infrastructure is currently playing a huge role in social, economic, and political life, the need for it will be even more crucial in the coming years.
This article examines telecommunication infrastructure and why it is important in everyday life.
Understanding Telecommunications Infrastructure
Say you intend to travel by car around the United States. You would need roads that cut through mountainous regions and bridges that let you cross oceans and rivers.
In communication, telecommunications infrastructure is the roads and bridges. It includes fixed networks such as towers, masts, cables, satellites, and mobile networks that enable smooth and fast communication between businesses, governments, and individuals around the world today.
Now that we understand what telecommunications infrastructure is, let’s examine its importance across various sectors.
Arguably more than any other time, the pandemic period underscored the importance of telecommunications infrastructure.
In business environments, teams connect and communicate with one another from different parts of the world. And during the lockdown, when offices were shut, businesses relied on telecommunications infrastructure to operate.
Team members sent emails back and forth and uploaded and shared. Meetings were also held via video conferencing tools, and the use of screen-sharing apps and online presentation software was at an all-time high.
All of these would not have been possible without telecommunications infrastructure.
Banking & Finance
Telecommunications infrastructure has also been hugely beneficial in the banking and finance sector.
Ask yourself, when was the last time you went to the bank to send money to your son in college?
You probably can’t remember, all thanks to telecommunications infrastructure that has enabled person-to-person and person-to-merchant transactions possible.
Bank applications and payment gateways have made banking easier and faster from the comfort of your home. You can also check your balance and pay bills effortlessly.
Bank-telecom partnerships are also on the rise, indicating the importance of telecommunications infrastructure to the sector.
Not too long ago, if a family member was sick, you had to call the doctor, who would travel some distance to get to your house with a black bag containing medical equipment.
Nowadays, there’s no need for such. You can talk to the doctor via video communication without going through the hassles of driving down to your home, among others.
Also, patients can check vitals using blood pressure cuffs, oximeter, and other devices. The data is sent to the doctor, who makes a diagnosis and prescribes treatment.
The era of physical learning is gone as students now receive lectures through devices from the comfort of their homes.
Many higher institutions of learning offer distance learning programs that enable you to get a degree or MBA without physically attending college.
This advancement has enabled people to earn a second or even third degree without quitting their jobs and leaving their families.
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