In 2017, artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT) were the hottest technology trends, garnering a lot of attention from technophiles. There is no doubt that these two technologies are going to revolutionize the digital world in the same way smartphones transformed the first decade of the 21st century.
There is a groundswell of interest these days in adopting blockchain, the technology that can radically improve the security and efficiency of banking, supply chain and other transaction networks and create new opportunities for innovation in new market segments.
Today we enjoy the benefits of on-the-go mobile data thanks to 4G wireless technology. 4G comes equipped with an alphabet soup of features like multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO), further enhanced intercell interference coordination (FeICIC), co-ordinated multipoint (CoMP), beamforming, enhanced multimedia broadcast multicast system (eMBMS), license assisted access (LAA), higher order modulation with 256QAM, carrier aggregation (CA), dual connectivity (DC) and many more all supported in frequency and time division duplex (FDD and TDD) bands.
Earlier this month, we joined hundreds of tech enthusiasts at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018, the world's largest annual exhibition for the mobile industry. As always, the event featured top mobile operators, manufacturers, technology providers and vendors.
Now-a-days when somebody talks about IoT, applications that comes to your mind would be smart home or smart city, geo-positioning and smart fitness devices. These may seem quite exciting for the general public, but for a technologist, the question becomes what to explore next and play with?