To date, communication is more significant than ever. The modern world has seen new heights in wireless innovation. To put the matter differently, the 21st century reality has been strongly associated with unprecedented advances in information technology. The fact that the world’s community has increased their reliance on wireless networking cannot be ignored; and “the future of wireless is even more mind-boggling now” (Estes, 2017). Against the background of the ongoing information technology revolution, the question is, what kind of future could telecommunications of the landline wiring have?
The telecommunication industry has evolved over years to a great extent. While landline phones have been replaced with mobile phones, no one can fail to note that landline technology continues to be used worldwide. Alexander Graham Bell’s primitive telephone transmitter has been modified to keep pace with modern information technologies. Today, landline devices have become an integral part of many homes and offices globally; nevertheless, many argue that wired networks are about to be eclipsed by wireless technologies. In reality, much emphasis should be placed upon the benefits of what has happened because of landline service. In particular, landline wiring was instrumental in creating what we know today as the Internet, video calls, and faxes.
My profession has changed dramatically due to the recent development in information technology. Of course, it can be said with certainty that wireless innovations did revolutionize the way people work and live (Banerji & Chowdhury, 2013). There is a general belief that the advantages of wireless networking outweigh those offered by landline services. While the prevailing majority of people opt for a wireless internet connection, some maintain a diametrically opposed position in this regard. In fact, the opponents of wireless internet services are firmly minded to claim that the masses simply fall into a misguided belief that the future of information technology must be wireless.
Telecommunication networks are constantly changing “and that’s not news to anyone in our industry” (Bourgeois, 2016). In the light of an increased focus on alternative telecommunications products, the future of wired communications seems to be bleak. As of now, being a network technician has lost its relevance. A prejudiced attitude towards wired telecommunication networks gives reasonable grounds for submitting that the wired technologies will be fully replaced with wireless solutions. Present-day telecommunications companies hold as high priority the shift away from the old-fashioned landline technologies, which in turn means that the mobile revolution is most likely to contribute negatively to my profession.
Many wired telecommunications companies will probably not survive the next decade. Substantial reductions in personnel lead network technicians to seek alternative employment. This is despite the fact that some experts claim that the time has come to invest in wired, not wireless, information technologies; the thing is, the recent studies show that wireless networks are unable to ensure long-term solutions for Internet accessibility. When it comes to finding a solution, I can confidently say that we should look into the core of the problem. And the reluctance to apply a systematic approach is what can only jeopardize the chances of making the world a better place to live. Saying no to wired technologies will not do any good. The United States is at the critical moment in the history, the time when the nation must prove its ability to take another look at what wired telecommunications services can bring in the not-too-distant future. Although the advantages of wireless networks are clear and many believe supporting these communication technologies does make sense, it would be wrong to write wired telecommunication engineers off.
In sum, it becomes apparent that wired telecommunication industry is going through rough times, so do network technicians. Anyway, the future gives the hope that the masses may change their mind.
- Banerji, S., & Chowdhury, R. S. (2013). On IEEE 802.11: Wireless LAN Technology. International Journal of Mobile Network Communications & Telematics (IJMNCT), 3 (4), 1-19.
- Bourgeois, S. (2016, March 25). Wired and Wireless Networks of the Future. Belden. Retrieved from https://www.belden.com/blog/digital-building/wired-and-wireless-networks-of-the-future
- Estes, A. C. (2017, December 19). The Future of Wireless Everything. Gizmodo. Retrieved from https://gizmodo.com/the-future-of-wireless-everything-1794814613