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Can the Internet cope with the world’s growing demands?

David Eden, future technologist and product innovator, Tata Communications | Nov. 10, 2016
Will the Internet will be able to cope under the extra pressure of data-hungry technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT), driverless cars and virtual reality (VR)?

To provide the critical connectivity foundations that IoT, VR and yet-to-be-invented Internet-enabled technology advancements rely on, there is a huge amount work going on in the telecoms industry. By rethinking how networks are managed globally and bandwidth is optimised, we can ensure that the Internet won't buckle under the pressure of ever-growing volumes of data criss-crossing the world's networks every second. Still, with different connected technologies now permeating all aspects of our private and professional lives, and the incredible rate of technology innovation showing no signs of slowing down, it's easy to take ubiquitous superfast connectivity for granted. The next time you speak to a friend or a colleague over Skype, upload a photo onto Instagram, or share an update on LinkedIn, take a moment to think about how different the world would be if there was no Internet to power our always-connected lives. 

 

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