When Nikola Tesla began to make his ideas of wireless electricity available to the public some believed he was crazy. When Alexander Graham Bell made his ideas of sending voice messages through the air people also believed he was crazy. Why is it that the majority of humanity cannot at first accept a new and radical idea, but when other people begin to accept it, it’s like a swarm of bees accepting the new idea. That is what has happened with telecommunications like software-defined wan, and others that we will be discussing in this article.
Telecommunications and How It Connects Us
By definition, telecommunication or telecommunications is the act of sending signals through a medium such as radio waves, wires, or some other type of electromagnetic method. Telecommunication happens when two parties send these types of signals to each other through the specific medium. The signals can be anything from writing, images, words, information, sound, and other types of signs.
At first, the most popular type of telecommunication was the cellphone. This device allowed people to communicate with anyone in the world at any given time. Because it only allowed for one type of signal to be sent (voice) it was quickly updated to the smartphone. The smartphone contains all of the telecommunication systems available. It can send photos, texts, voice, video, and anything you can think of. The internet allowed people to be connected onto one large network of telecommunications which created sub-systems of telecommunication such as social media.
With social media you can also share a few different types of signals like video, photo, voice, and text. These systems have connected us in a way that our ancestors and even people living a few decades ago would consider crazy. We’re now able to post a video of ourselves and have the potential to reach millions of people by simply posting it on one of the many social media platforms available. A network connection of such vast numbers creates a huge amount of value in the marketplace and that is why platforms like Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn have such high valuations. As more and more people are born, more laptops and computers are made, and more smartphones and apps created, the network will continue to grow to the point where almost everyone on the planet will be able to talk to anyone else.
In conclusion, in this article we discussed what telecommunication is and what makes telecommunications possible. There has to be a sender or a receiver of the signals or information in order for it to be called telecommunication. We also listed a few of the technologies that have arose from this sending and receiving of signals which include the smartphone, the internet, social media, email, and many more. Telecommunication has connected the world in a way that would take a hundred or more times as long to do without the immediate sending of signals through the ether.