It will come as no surprise to hear that keeping up to date with network communications trends is crucial for all tech businesses. Even non-tech business need to keep an eye on the rapid and seemingly non-stop digitisation of business. Here are some of the most important developments for you to be aware of: Cognitive networks The volumes of data generated by embedded devices amounts to in excess of 20 billion records per day. The ability to process and analyse this information with advanced analytics is close to reality. Fibre We have all experience bottlenecks in communication infrastructure, caused by increases in network demands. The response to this is major investments and enhancements in fibre. Carrier Ethernet is in the works already. 5G The next step in mobile networks won’t merely be about faster speeds, it will also be about efficiency. 5G will be concerned with reduced network congestion and big boosts in reliability, value for money, and energy efficiency. Virtualisation The future is open source. The adoption of OpenStack, OPenDaylight, OpNFV, and Open Compute are set to support more virtualised, open source network computing platforms and architecture. Cybersecurity We’ve known for decades that everything on the internet is fair game for hackers. Top emerging trends point to some big changes in cyber-security. These will come in the form of better protection for devices and the use of encryption, authentication schemes, and BYOD solutions as standard. Network neutrality The online world is one of open principles, it has been suggested that some level of governance is required to regulate traffic throttling, unscrupulous fee rises, and the creation of high-speed internet lanes. This is happening faster than we think. Green communications The need to manage the carbon footprint created by communication technologies is clearer than ever. Mobile networks generate the most energy use so they will be combatted with environmentally friendly batteries, renewable energy sources, and intelligent management of power sources. Molecular communications When artificial, genetically manufactured cells ‘talk’ to each other to perform pre-determined actions, it’s called molecular communication. The advantages include reduced size as well as biocompatibility and biostability. It is one of the most exciting developments in our industry and definitely something to watch. These advancements in technology are rapidly shaping the very future of our business and the changes are felt strongly throughout the entire telecommunications industry. Now is the time to continue your research and make plans for network communications and your future. For further information, read How to help your business embrace innovation or download our Mobility Solutions Whitepaper. Vita Enterprise Solutions Vita Enterprise Solutions draws on the insight, expertise and know-how generated from 20 years of servicing the Australian market. Contact us on 1300 139 310 or make an online enquiry today.