The number of commuters rises to record high. According to an analysis by the Federal Institute of Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development (BBSR), the number of commuters in Germany has peaked at sixty percent, compared to 53 percent in 2000.
As I have done in previous years around this time, I would like to take this opportunity to summarize some of the most important issues we have encountered in 2017. This year is proving to be a very interesting year for the telecommunications sector.
Nowadays, all companies provide their customers with Wi-Fi in some form or another. We find it in shopping malls, airports, restaurants, offices and even on transport. It is fair to say that Wi-Fi has become a commodity.
The advent of 5G technology signifies the start of an even more globally connected society, a completely digital society. This technology, expected to be implemented in 2020, will change the way we interact with each other and objects, allowing us to be permanently connected, both to other people, and to everyday objects like the refrigerator or car.The Internet of things boom is imminent, and depends directly on the evolution of communications networks and the arrival of 5G technologies.
Over the last year colleagues have written blog posts on digital transformation and the new technologies within the telecommunications industry that are accompanying this phenomenon. However, I would like to take a step back and look at the digital transformation from a more business perspective.
Some have classified the digital transformation as the Fourth Industrial Revolution, where the markets, both clients and suppliers, are experiencing huge changes with the introduction of digital technology.