Unlike the traditional fixed network, mobile broadband systems now provide internet access through wireless communications directed from a server. With technologies like 4G, LTE, and the emergence of 5G constantly enhancing, wireless broadband communications can now provide better Internet access. This access might come from laptops with wireless modems, smart phones, and other mobile devices.

These advanced features set new standards for mobile broadband service providers. As a result, there is a constant rise in demand for high speed wireless and reliable networks for both commercial use and for critical communications. Critical Communication is the convergence of diverse technologies – like LMR, LTE, Satellite, Wi-Fi, 5G, and data applications – to deliver on-demand, pertinent communications. Technology is constantly changing and improving, and critical communication is no longer just about voice. It requires a complex system of information sharing, network availability, and convergence.

The current explosion of emerging digital technologies is giving access to more information than we’ve ever had at our fingertips. As your trusted IT partners, Information Transport Solutions, Inc., a Uniti company, is dedicated to ensuring a world where such convergence is possible. One way to guarantee we stay abreast on the latest critical communication software, platforms, and tech is to look toward the future. Following, we discuss a number of applications that will impact the critical communication-sharing of the future.

5G Technology

4G LTE networks have been imperative in enabling critical communication carrying, and it is expected that, with the evolution of 5G connectivity, network capabilities will advance further along with the operational capabilities of critical communications users. 5G is all about providing next-level flexibility, coverage, capacity, security, data rate, and low latency. Therefore, it is the ideal network to deliver a wide variety of services across different environments in a highly efficient and robust way.

5G will also be able to address machine communication, which provides connectivity for large numbers of low-cost and low-energy devices in the context of the Internet of Things. For example, 5G networks will use context mapping of technologies and will be able to make dynamic decisions on which resources to use to deliver each service.

Automation

The rise of automation has already streamlined processes and operations in various industries, all of which work in tandem with IT professionals to better implement automated processes and practices. Automation essentially reduces the need for human intervention, which can speed up the process of deploying critical communications.

Critical communication providers have already begun incorporating automation into their processes. For example, Nokia’s Integrated Operations Center (IOC) allows critical communications solution providers to transform operations at the command center through automated workflows triggered by critical alerts from pre-integrated tools that analyze incoming information. The process allows for a smoother and more efficient communications system. On the education side of things, many major universities are beginning to implement automated services in order to deploy mass critical communications in times of need.

Artificial Intelligence

These days, artificial intelligence is so prevalent that it’s expected to entirely revolutionize the way workforces operate. Nearly every major industry has plans to use AI, with sectors such as healthcare already accessing its application.

Critical communication is ripe for disruption by AI. It could benefit from the use of AI in a number of different spheres, such as multi-coordination between public-safety organizations. AI is capable of being incorporated into security systems such as image-scanning computers helping to identify potential suspects, as well as alerting the nearest police stations of potential crimes by picking up on unusual movements of trespassers at controlled locations. You’ve likely already heard of red-light cams, too, which are being used to monitor roadways and safe-driving practices.

Tech of the Future

What opportunities will 5G bring? How far away are Smart Cities? What role does critical communication and the accessibility of such play in the future? Your partners at ITS are constantly exploring the technology innovations that are likely to bring disruption to your business sooner rather than later. Follow along with our latest insights on the tech that will shape the future on ITS’ website.

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