The telecom industry has faced some very difficult times over the last few years but this has not slowed down technology advancements. The introduction of cellular radio, optical fiber and digital switching revolutionized this industry and the way people communicate.
The industry is still going to go through some major changes after the introduction of mesh networking and nanotechnology. These technologies are supposed to change cost structures of networks and hardware. Free space optics will provide a cost effective way of connecting metro fiber rings to urban buildings. This means that connections will not be limited by distance and extreme weather like blizzards and fog.
Cellular technology is also going to continue growing rapidly with the introduction of 3G technology. Telecommunication specialists are developing a technology that will make it possible to transmit and receive multiple data transmissions in one channel using the 3G technology. This will help to boost the 3G network immensely.