The Future of Wireless: The Next 10 Years --- As the reach of Rich Communications Services (RCS) grows in the United States, so does its viability as an A2P channel for brands and enterprises that are looking for the ideal place to engage their customers and improve the user experience.
The CCA’s recent Mobile Carriers Show brought together regional and rural carriers from across the U.S. to discuss the challenges impacting their businesses and discover new ways to create value for their brands. A key highlight of the show was the “Pitch Perfect Keynote Lunch” that challenged six companies to pitch their best revenue generating solutions for carriers, in six minutes or less.
A new year has barely settled in, and already, the IoT (Internet of Things) is fueling changes in the telco industry. According to Gartner, the 8.4 Billion connected "Things" in use today will balloon to an unprecedented 20.4 billion by 2020. The largely consumer-fueled growth will be driven by three regions: North America, Western Europe, and mainland China.
The proliferation of the Internet of Things (IoT) comes with numerous potential benefits. Baby monitors, smart meters, even the connected car are all made possible by IoT technology. With this, the sheer volume of IoT connected devices is projected to explode in coming years, surpassing even the number of mobile handsets we use today.
Written by Dan Meyer, Contributing Writer for RCR Wireless News.
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