2018 Was a great year for telecoms, with a big focus on broadband speed and reliability as well as the initial tests of the UK's first 5G network. In this feature, we hope to explore some of the trends that we think will continue into 2019.
Last year saw a significant increase in cloud based communication platforms, such as hosted and VoIP telephony. These cloud based solutions are often better suited to smaller businesses as they provide flexible communications without the need for traditional, 'box on the wall' hardware.
2018 Saw the increase in Fibre to the Premises connectivity. With the aim of a 'Digital Britain' and the shutoff of ISDN in 2025, in 2019 we expect to see a greater number of internet connections being changed over to fibre to the premises (the fastest form of fibre connectivity).
For a while now, home working has become more and more popular. With businesses realising the potential rewards of having their staff work from home, we would expect to see many businesses take advantage of centralised telephone systems with IP handsets as well as cloud communications.
2018 Was a great year for mobile technology. But with the new iPhone Xs and Samsung Note9 pushing the £1000 price tag, businesses were turning to alternative devices. 2019 May see an increase in the number of 'budget' smartphones. With people willing to pay £500 for a phone, manufacturers may be forced to decrease their sell price.
Use of internet enabled devices skyrocketed in 2018, with businesses taking advantage of automation and tracking, we expect to see a dramatic increase in businesses looking to increase their IoT technology to minimise human error, increase business automation and cut running costs.
We're looking forward to seeing what 2019 brings in terms of the Telecoms market. If you're interested in taking advantage of modern technology and robust communication solutions, please get in touch with us by calling 01934 882200 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.