The telecommunications industry is one of the fastest growing and most rapidly changing industries in the world. Few other industries have such a wide range of new products, along with updates to those products and peripheral attachments to those products, constantly being introduced and replaced.

Any analysis of this sector, as well as the economic determinants of this sector, will require expert knowledge and experience. The staff of Leading Point have significant experience in this field, having performed studies for the Ministry of Information and Communication Technology, in Jordan.

Welcome to the information age!

The ex IBM CEO, Louis Gerstner, was asked once about the future of computing. He gave a very interesting analogy as a means to answer the question “in today's world, there are computers everywhere serving specific functions. In the future, he predicted, computing capabilities will be embedded in everything from clothes and wall paints all the way to big robots and apparatus”.  Let’s take this analogy one step further , can you imagine a world in which communication devices are less visible and information flows less intrusively.

If we look at telecommunication, the primary intent has been to communicate across a distance. From just standalone voice and data communication, the industry has over the past few years evolved to provide communication backbone for multimedia - voice, data, image and video. To do so the initial battle between, wired (copper and optical) and wireless (multiple technologies), cable has now become a driver for convergence and coexistence.

The business will be driven by the value that is available through seamless connectivity. It is very likely that connectivity will be taken for granted in fact like any commodity could become free (see the cost of voice communication going southward).

Different industries like health care (seamless access and connectivity for health care), entertainment ( mobile access to movies, music and games), financial institutions (secure and mobile access to money transactions, shares), manufacturing (seamless access to the supply chain) would drive telecom technologies and solutions.

The requirement of seamless access would vary from very small distances (the tele part of telecommunication) to across the globe would be another driver.

So these are exciting times for any one who can create innovative that provide tangible benefits to the end user who now has access to varied options of multi media connectivity.


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