Telecom Trends: What to Look for in 2022

As the IT landscape changes, keeping up on telecom trends can keep you ahead of the competition.

The IT landscape has been altered, perhaps even immeasurably since the beginning of 2020. As we enter the third year of the pandemic, we notice how staying connected means something different than it did prior to the pandemic. As the traditional work environment has changed, more and more organizations have taken a hybrid approach with some working remotely, which has brought on new telecom trends. Secure and flexible networks are vital.

Recent Milestones

In 2021, telecom trends included testing new technology such as 5G networks for enterprise, MEC support, expansion of 5G deployments in C-band, and fixed wireless deployments of the tier 1 carriers. In 2022, telecom trends are predicted to include the top three U.S. mobile operators taking on 5G deployments. New technologies that increase an organization’s digital transformation became exceedingly important in 2020, but will continue into 2022.

Also, there is an expectation that the focus will move from the internet of things (IoT) to the internet of everything (IoE). The biggest distinction is that while IoT involves connecting machines, IoE focuses on going beyond machines to connecting different data, appliances, processes, and things.

Consumer behavior has also changed as more and more consumers say the level of customer service they get from a brand weighs heavily on their decision to continue the relationship with that brand. This is part of the reason why 2022 is also predicted to be the year that network improvements are expected to ramp up in an effort to improve the customer experience.

Service Provider Changes

Another important aspect of telecom trends is in how the service providers will adapt. For example, there was a time not long ago that businesses judged the value of their networks almost completely on raw performance. While performance will obviously remain important, the ease at which a network functions and can be interoperable with other integral technologies and applications will become a major focus as well.To move forward with confidence takes experience, which not all IT departments have.

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