One of our team Mark Munday who started in communications could never have dreamt what technology would turn in to, only 15 years ago when he opened his eyes to Mobile Communications and walked in to his first job selling mobile phones, the big news of the day was the Orange network which was the 3rd major network to be launched.
Only a short time later O2 and Vodafone allowed customers to text each other between networks, this was unheard of before this time. He was still programming analogue phones on a Jig!
A few years passed by before the new digital network was launched and Sim cards arrived, this transformed communications in such a way that seems a distant memory now, better quality calls and WAP! (WAP is the slowest form of data you could think of, but most users of today probably won’t even know what it is). The 2G network developed from WAP, to then become 2.5G, 3G on to 3.5G to the current day. 4G has been around for some time now and with the new exciting news that O2 and Vodafone have launched their own 4G networks it seems the speed of both the networks and technology is un-stoppable with the roll out of the super highways of the mobile networks.
Handsets now can surf the internet faster than most home Broadband services which is amazing, something that has more CPU power than some older computers that can surf the internet at breakneck speeds of up to 40Mbps.
How long will it take to reach 100Mbps? Network competition will only help this improve along with faster and better handsets.
Where will the development end? Looking back over the last 15 years where it was impossible to text your friend on the same network could be a clue. In only a few months 4G coverage has increased across the UK’s cities at the fastest rate ever!
Private and Business users will only benefit from these transitions in technology!
We at DV02 specialise in Smart Mobile Solutions and have adopted 4G into our communication services. Work does not have to be in one location anymore. We’re excited for the future and being able to provide these faster solutions to clients as they develop at break neck speed.