The COVID-19 (Corona virus) pedemic has disrupted the lifestyle of people across the world. Most of the government enforced lockdown to each country to save lives from this deadly virus. Work from home is new reality for many companies. Schools and colleges are conducting online classes to complete the syllabus. New trend is the social distancing in all public places, shops.
In this new lifestyle, communications are more important to stay updated from technology and real world. Here are top technology trends for communication after COVID-19 across the globe that will redefine the world after the pendemic –
1. Online Education –
Due to lockdowns, travel restrictions students have to go online. Schools and colleges are conducting online classes even most of the coaching centres are conducting online classes too. Few exam and tests are conducting online as well.
2. AI/ML based communication –
Today is trend of Artificial intelligence and Machine learning. This is because more content will be watched and consumed on mobile devices, it might be in form of video conferencing, video calls etc. So AI/ML will be increasing their role in terms of continuously monitoring load on various network. For example – Network can make a decision to switch the transmission from one spectrum to another spectrum on real time. So it will help user experience
3. Virtual Meetings –
With lock down and travel restrictions, people are avoiding face to face meetings will need to be redefined. All the industries will experience an increase virtual meetings. Already zoom and google meet have seen a sudden support in users. These technologies will be used on big seminars and conferences as well.
4. 5G –
Nowadays demand increasing for faster and higher bandwidth networks, due to remote working. 5G which is next generation network designed with service based architecture might get more faster. It provides greater quality of services based on network.
5. Shared Spectrum –
In this pandemic situation even before video occupied over 70% of the content transmitted over the mobile network. This will rise in post covid-19 world. Because of this, to prevent network congestion and improve user experience, the communication companies will use shared spectrum. There are various types of shared spectrum option. Some of them are Dynamic such as TVWS, CBRS give additional coverage and capacity to provide connectivity to unconnected populations. We also have shared spectrum such as broadband and broadcast networks.
6. Virtualization –
With more data being transmitted the mobile operators would need to build up the network infrastructure so as to support this massive volume of knowledge . Ramping up physical infrastructure is extremely costly numerous operators will choose virtualization to scale back the capex and opex. for instance , RAN virtualization is adopted by many network operators which separates the network functions from the hardware. this provides scalability, elasticity and results in a more flexible, agile and cost-effective network. Virtualization also will cause disaggregation and open network architectures. This also gives way for innovation and newer players to supply leading edge technology to raised manage the network.
7. IOT Solutions –
There has been a rapid proliferation of “smart” devices which are connected to the web . Post Covid-19, as a results of social distancing norms, there’ll be a bigger growth in such devices. we’ll see the utilization of “Smart” devices in “Smart” homes. for instance , “smart” refrigerators will size up and order groceries online. Such “Smart” devices would require regular software upgrades which can be transmitted via the web . Companies could use 5G broadcast to broadcast a software upgrade patch to all or any their devices, making it cost effective while also reducing congestion within the mobile network.