Telecommunication Trends in 2016

The year 2016 is already knocking at the door. We are just over a month away from another New Year. As we step into 2016, we are going to take a look at the telecommunication technologies that would be trending. Over the last few years, the world of telecommunication has seen a sea change and this fraternity is likely to see a few more changes before we step on to the next decade. Now, let us see what we have in store as we prepare ourselves to get over to 2016, more so in the field of telecommunication technology – something that will help us drive ourselves towards the next decade of this new millennium.

When we speak about the newer possibilities in the field of communication technology, the scope is infinite. However, we have picked up only a few that will give us a rough idea what it will be like in the realm of telecom technology.


We continue to witness continuous innovation as well as evolution of mobile connectivity and related technology. However, we are also taking into consideration the frustration of network congestion, something that has become almost an order of the day today. This is one that 5G is going to eliminate. Hence, when we speak of 5G, we not only are talking about state of the art air interface with lightning fast speed, but a seamless connection devoid of any congestion whatsoever with highest form of energy efficiency and reliability, minimal cost, and a seamless coordination between billions and billions of people and their devices.

Fiber, Fiber and Fiber

2014 was a ‘fiber everywhere’ year, which was made possible due to the enormous efforts by the manufacturers and business houses to improve connectivity. In order to address the rise in demand, telecom companies resorted to the use of improved connectivity and HD video, 3G and 4G streaming, podcast and various form of broadband services. The next year is likely to see fresh leash of investment by the big market players in the area of FTTX-based technology, with the already existing FTTH and FTTC technology, likely to get a further shot in the arm. Carrier Ethernet based telecommunication technology is also likely to witness continuous development and this new technology is likely to make further inroads into the world market, backed by 100/400F switching technology.

Investment for “Green Communication”

There has already been an uproar on the fact that telecommunication technology is responsible for almost 2 to 4 percent of global warming and greenhouse effect, much due to the carbon and carbon monoxide footprint that is generated by the world population by their day to day activities. Thus, the next year is likely to see emergence of green communication technology, which will see development of introduction of device and technology that will be absolutely eco-friendly and will have no effect in global warming. Thus, year 2016 is likely to be the year of Green Communication Technology.

Molecular Communication

This is going to be another emerging trend in the world of telecommunication technology, wherein we will witness the introduction of bio-nanomechanics (like artificial cells and cells that are genetically engineered) based communication network, which will seamlessly perform various coordinated actions.

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Unified Messaging

Unified messaging can be defined as an Exchange Server Role, with the help of which the users are able to communicate in a wide range of ways. While some would prefer to send emails, other would like to use telephones more than using anything else for communication. This was introduced for the first time in the year 2007 and has been developed over the years to evolve as one of the most indispensable mobile apps of recent times.

Now the million dollar question is how this system works to seamlessly fulfill all the requirements of the modern business and individual customers?

Frankly speaking, the term, “Unified Messaging” is very much self explanatory. It is comprised of wide variety of messaging services of various kinds from a wide variety of sources, which are all combined into one inseparable messaging service. This unified service is designed and developed to give the end users a much better and seamless communication services. Though the form of this particular type of service can vary from each other, the basic crux or essence of the service remains more or less similar. The crux of this messaging service comprises of voice and fax messaging, text messaging from the source (phone or email account), video and other types of messaging and so on.

Now when it comes to discussing the way it works, we need to know the various features, which will make the concept clearer for the readers. Unified messaging (UM) is comprised of certain features which are described below:

User Access of Information Exchange

The technology gives the users, the liberty to have access of an entire set of features of voice mail, which are from the Internet compatible mobiles. These features may include a number of options of voice mail configuration and the very capacity of playing the voice messaging from the Reading Pane with the help of an integrated Windows based Media Player, or the list of messages with the help of speakers connected to the computer system.

Play on the Phone

This is another option that the users use to play voice messages. This can be done with the help of any telephone, irrespective of the fact whether it is an office, home based telephone or a mobile phone.

Form of Voice Mail

The unified messaging can be conducted from a default email messaging window or form, like the one that can be found on Outlook 2007, 2010 Web App. The default window for email messaging controls or mans certain types of actions, which include playing, stopping, and even pausing the voice message, playing them on telephones and adding or deleting or changing, or editing the notes.

When it comes to speaking about voice mails, the forms include embedded Windows Media Player and the Audio based note field.

MS Outlook based Voice Access Mechanism

Now Unified Messaging has two interfaces, which the users can enjoy with. One is the Telephone User Interface (TUI) and the other is Voice User Interface (VUI). These two interfaces combine with each other, together forming what is called the – Outlook Voice Access. The users mainly use this for accessing Unified Messaging system from a telephone.

About Technology Convergence Group

Technology Convergence Group (TCG) provide business communication solutions in Dayton, Columbus, and Cincinnati, Ohio. TCG is a Toshiba Platinum Dealer, which is the highest certification level. TCG supports all Toshiba telephone systems including IPedge, VIPedge and Strata systems. TCG technicians are Toshiba certified and have an average of over 20 years of experience.

Call (888) 257-0955 today for all your telecom needs.