|TCOM technology megatrends
can be a starting point for analyzing the TCOM
are the forces that define our present and future
worlds. The relationships between megatrends
are also important to consider.
1. Shift to digital technology
or computerization, refers to the shift to a
society where computers are ubiquitous; to carry out,
control, or conduct by means of a computer.
Internet of Things is the network of physical
objects - devices, vehicles, buildings and other items
embedded with electronics, software, sensors, and
network connectivity - that enables these objects to
collect and exchange data.
can be connected, will be connected.”
2. Rise of information technology
technology merges computing with high-speed
communication links carrying data, sound & video.
convergence is the merger of several industries
& various devices that exchange info in the
digital format used by computers.
3. Rise of
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approximately 22 million U.S. subscribers.The
triple play and the quadruple play.
media going digital
networks and devices are integrating
services: In recent years the term convergence has
also come to refer specifically to the ongoing
'bundling' of services by telecom players.
Rise of the
The ability to connect computers to one another by
wires or wireless technology to provide online
Expansion of broadband
(Digital subscriber line)
refers to a transmission facility that has bandwidth
(capacity) to carry many channels of information.
Advances in digital compression
broadband providers (2013)
The FCC changes the definition of broadband. The
minimum broadband download speeds now begin at 25Mbps,
up from 4Mbps.
media is sound (audio) and pictures (video)
that are transmitted on the Internet in a streaming or
continuous fashion, using data packets.
Fiber is a fiber-optic network being tested in
several U.S. cities that advertises speeds of up to a
gigabit per second.
compression reduces the number of computer
digits that have to be transmitted while preserving
the basic information content.
compress scheme: HTML5 video
means that the user is able to make an immediate
response to what is going on & modify the process,
i.e. there is dialog between the user & the
computer or communications devices.
Expansion of multimedia
new “smart TVs” let you control
your set with voice, hand gesture or a
touch pad remote.
refers to technology that presents information in
more than one medium, including text, graphics,
animation, video, music & voice.
8. Rise of
phones have a strong focus on multimedia
refers to the delivery of individualized (customized)
information and entertainment via electronic media.
Advances in miniaturization
in 2005, Pandora is free, personalized Internet
is the continual shrinkage of the dimensions of a
technology -- length, width and height; the design and
construction of TCOM equipment in small scale.
Advances in screen resolution
Miniaturization technology dealing with matter on a
molecular size scale of nanometers (1 billionth of a
technology is a category of technology devices
that can be worn by a consumer and often include
tracking information related to health and fitness.
put, resolution refers to the clarity of the
image on a video display screen.
mode of digital TV whereby the broadcaster transmits a
wide-screen picture with many times more detail than
is contained in old analog television pictures.
is the optical disc format meant for high definition
video (HD) and high density data storage. (Sony)
Now even more pixels….
of content available for these hyper-pixeled displays?
the industry measures a TV's resolution by its
vertical pixel count
- So… a
1920x1080 TV is marketed as "1080"
for 4K and 8K resolutions, we've switched
to the horizontal measurement.
"4K" resolution is 3840×2160 (Quad Full HD)
8K resolution (Ultra HD) is 7680×4320
more pixels, better pixels.
refers to the accuracy with which an electronic
system reproduces the sound or image of its input
TV sets featuring HDR (High Dynamic Range)
technology display a wider and richer range of
colors, much brighter whites, and much deeper,
HD Radio is
the technology selected by the FCC in 2002 for
terrestrial digital audio broadcasting in the U.S.
means that people may easily move from physical
location to location yet still use a device wherever
of wireless & mobile communication
means that users are able to access services while on
the move, taking advantage of a wireless networking
or Wireless Fidelity, allows you to connect to the
Internet from various locations without wires.
On the market
since 2006, WiMAX is a wireless standard
designed to extend local Wi-Fi networks up to 30
Third-generation mobile phone technology. 3G phones
have the ability to transfer non-voice data (such as
mobile TV and Web data).
2009, Long Term Evolution (LTE) is a new
standard in mobile phone network technology that is
often marketed as 4G.
the fourth generation of cellular wireless standards.
In 2009, the International Telecommunications Union
set a 4G standard of 100 Mbit/s.
5G is the
coming fifth-generation wireless broadband
Clinton-Gore administration called the “information
highway” the National Information Infrastructure (NII)
will provide better speeds and coverage than the
- 5G is
set to offer speeds of up to 1 Gb/s.
- 5G is
not scheduled for launch until 2020.
set a goal of providing affordable broadband services
to all Americans during his administration.
Obama supports high-speed Internet access for all
Americans. But who will pay?
reality is a technology that superimposes a
computer-generated image on a user's view of the real
world, thus providing a composite view.
reality is an artificial environment that is
created with software and presented to the user in
such a way that the user suspends belief and accepts
it as a real environment.
intelligence refers to the development of
computer systems able to perform tasks that normally
require human intelligence, such as visual perception,
speech recognition, decision-making, and translation
Hawking believes artificial intelligence could
doom the human race, and he's not alone.