- Deepika Srivastava
Telecom Trends of 2023
The telecommunications sector is one of the rapidly advancing industries of present times. It has been instrumental in bringing about many significant changes in our daily lives and across various other industries as well in recent years. In the coming years, we can anticipate even more ground-breaking developments in the telecom sector.
We have list down are few of the key trends that will continue to transform the telecom sector in 2023:
Internet of Things (IoT)
5G Technology: Finally hitting the mainstream!
After the implementation of 5G in India in October 2022, this year promises to be an exciting year for the telecommunications industry as we will get to witness the enactment of the first set of use cases. Furthermore, it is expected to be a significant year for the Telecom Service Providers as they shall begin to monetize their investments in 5G networks and business support systems. These investments, in the millions and billions, were necessary to bring about this technological advancement and the revenue generated from 5G adoption will be a welcome relief for the Indian economy.
Internet of Things (IoT): Powering the next generation of innovation!
The telecommunications industry is well-suited to take on a key role in delivering the infrastructure necessary for the Internet of Things (IoT) to thrive. The Government of India has also identified this technology as one of the fastest growing technologies across the globe in the near future. To propel this opportunity and strengthen Machine2Machine (M2M)/ Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem in India, last year after several contemplations, the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) finally issued guidelines mandating a set regulatory framework for the enterprises that are involved in the business of providing M2M services. This step is surely going to boost the telecom sector overall.
Artificial Intelligence: Unleashing the power of AI for a smarter future!
In 2023, the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is poised to be a significant trend in the telecommunications industry. The use of AI in the telecom industry will allow the detection of network issues, self-repairing capabilities and protection against fraudulent activity. Another important use case of AI in the telecommunications industry is to improve the customer experience and work towards bettering the services being offered to the customers and building strong relationships with them for business growth. To enhance this, we can expect to see an increase in the use of AI enabled chatbots and virtual customer assistants by the telecom players.
The Cloud: The smarter way to do business!
Cloud computing will continue to be a trend in the telecommunications industry in 2023, where most companies are opting for cloud services or platforms to carry out their business operations. Therefore, this time is a boon for such cloud service providers who are in the business of providing cloud based services to provide flexibility to the users where they can opt any service i.e.: Pay as you go, annual, monthly, quarterly model including customization in the cloud interface based on your requirement. We have certain telecom regulations for these cloud players in place and its compliance being regulated by DoT is also a factor for the boost of this sector in the industry.
Cyber Security: The key to a secure digital age!
As the world becomes increasingly digital, cyber-attacks are becoming a more common concern for the companies. Recently, there was an exciting news on the stature of Personal Data Protection in the country where the Government of India released a draft of the bill for public consultation and comments, and it's important to note that it brings in stricter norms to protect personal data of individuals and severe penalties for non-compliance. The bill aims to give control back to the individuals over their personal data and also sets up a Data Protection Authority to enforce the provisions of the bill. In the fullness of time, we can expect the Bill to be implemented by this year.
With data privacy concerns at an all-time high, this initiative seems more important than ever to prioritize cyber security measures to protect ourselves and our personal information.