| |December 20185VOL 1 · ISSUE 9 - 4 · DECEMBER 18 - 2018Given how important mobile phones have become, there is no looking back for the telecommunication industry. Additionally, tech trends such as consumer-driven data consumption, powered by live video streaming and the rise of increased reality apps like Pokémon GO, has soared and put extraordinary pressure on networks providers. The pressure of IoT on top of our avid desire for streaming videos has evidently devastated 4G LTE. With many companies in the telecommunication industry around the world developing their 5G architecture and starting their field tests later this year, 2018 will see the very first wave of commercial offerings being launched amongst extensive trials of the technology. The race for 5G is on and will continue at pace in 2018. 5G is expected to be about 10x faster than 4G, with download speeds of around 10 GBPS. Testing of 5G has just started and it won't be available until 2020, so hopefully, WiFi will help fill in the gaps until then. Since one of the challenges, today faced by the telecom industry is that of stagnating revenues, more and more operators are shifting from connectivity providers to platform providers in order to generate greater value. And thus, Platform-as-a-service has caught some serious attention. Telecommunication sector is keenly interested (and therefore have heavily invested) in this technology due to its efficiency, convenience and pay-per-use models from geographically independent third-party suppliers. Cloud services have enabled telecom industry that offer call center services to deliver cloud capabilities, manage connectivity and leverage network assets in order to enhance computing capacity, cloud offerings, and deliver-on-demand applications.There are several more of such trends and adoption techniques that telecom service providers can opt for better revenue margins, and excellent customer retention. All they need to do is look in the right places. We have always served as that bridge to help businesses locate their solution provider. This edition too has brought forth the 10 most recommended Telecom Solution providers of 2018. Do let us know what you think. Emmanuel Christi DasEditoremmanuel@cioinsiderindia.comTelecom Providers Need to Buckle Up!Office Editorial queries editor@cioinsiderindia.comAdvertising queriessales@cioinsiderindia.comBangaloreTel 080 46441103 To subscribeVisit www.cioinsiderindia.com/magazine-in or send email to: subscription@cioinsiderindia.comCover price is Rs 150 per issueAshok KumarSales & MarketingRavi KalgiGroup Art DirectorMagendran PerumalCirculation ManagerEditorial TeamChitra MishraShiwani PrakashAnitha TLakshmi GCIOInsiderNo. 124, 2nd Floor, Surya Chambers, Old Airport Road, Murugheshpalya, Bangalore-560017S Sivasankar Vishnu T RVisualizer PublisherEditorAlok ChaturvediEmmanuel Christi DasPrinted and published by Alok Chaturvedi on Behalf of SiliconMedia Technologies Pvt Ltd and Printed at Precision Fototype Services at Sri Sabari Shopping Com-plex, 24 Residency Road Bangalore-560025 and Published at No. 124, 2nd Floor, Surya Chambers, Old Airport Road, Murugeshpalya, Bangalore-560017.Copyright © 2018 SiliconMedia Technologies Pvt Ltd, All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or part of any text, photography or illustrations without written permission from the publisher is prohibited. The publisher assumes no responsibility for unsolicited manuscripts, photographs or illustrations. Views and opinions expressed in this publication are not necessarily those of the magazine and accordingly, no liability is assumed by the publisher.Editorial
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