Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Top 10 trends in telecom for 2009!

What will be the top 10 trends in telecom for 2009? My estimate is, it will be boring, but business as usual! Boring is steady, they say! So, let's see!!

Don't look around for too much of innovations though!

Here are what I feel will be the leading trends in 2009.

1. WiMAX vs. LTE -- the debate should carry on in 2009 as well.

2. Growth of 3G services in places where it hasn't taken off or started!

3. IPTV -- this really needs to catch up and grow substantially.

4. More of GPS enabled devices as mobile navigation attempts to grow stronger.

5. Near field communications or NFC. A report on the Web talks about NFC phones starting to roll out in Taiwan.

6. Further adoption of femtocells... have the standards been finalized? Are we there yet? Perhaps, 2009 will have all the answers.

7. Embedded Internet devices. Yes, Intel loves these!

8. Carrier Ethernet should gain steam.

9. More of mobile VAS and mobile Web

10. More of mobile OS wars.

I also wonder, whatever happened to the following technologies/standards, or what's the status! These were supposed to be hot not so long back! Oh well, TD-SCDMA, for instance, never has had the glamor as a 3G technology!


If you beg to differ, I'd be glad to know :) Best wishes for a happy and prosperous 2009 dear friends!

Monday, December 29, 2008

Welcome to Techfools! To entertain and to fool around with tech

We all love technologies, don't we! And, most of us, love being fooled by the many 'romantic ways' that various technologies can be used!

How many gadgets do you own? A telephone, a camera, an MP3/MP4 player, a tape recorder, a DVD/movie player, an emailing device, a surfing device? Wow! That's quite a lot!

But hey, they squeezed all of these devices into that tiny thing we use to make calls -- the ubiquitous mobile phone! Oh, they call it a smartphone these days, coz it does all of these things!

Umm, hey, the smartphone offers all of the devices mentioned above, doesn't it? Did that fool you? Or, maybe, you knew all of this!

Well, you may be smart tech geek, but there are several others not so smart as you are! For instance, I know so many folks who can't be bothered about emails. Isn't it a wonderful feeling NOT to be glued to your emails!

Come on, get social! Get away from emails, they say! However, most of us, and surely I am, spend most of the day either receiving or sending emails...

Well, these are just two examples how technologies influence our lives.

Via this blog, I hope to entertain, and have fun (or poke fun) at technologies, about technologies, about what technology companies do (and what they should not do!), and so on and so forth!