Mobile Technology: Communicate and Collaborate


Can anyone believe their lives without their mobile phones or any smart device which they have been using to communicate and to connect with the digital world? The answer is obviously going to be a big ‘NO’! Mobile phones have almost replaced computers and PCs, though the undeniable fact is that some work is meant to be done on PC or computer only. But mobile phones or smart devices have evolved rapidly over the past few years.

Everyone was fascinated about the devices when they were recently launched and still feel that people are fascinated about new mobile phones and the upgraded technology that comes with the new one. Technology has also rapidly evolved but the main trigger point of increase in the usage and the innovation of technology was the pandemic that hit the globe in March 2020.

People are aware of new mobile phones and are also keen to get the new one once they are launched in the market. But many aren’t aware of what mobile technology actually is! Let’s know about mobile technology and its capabilities.

Mobile technology is used for cellular communication. It consists of two-way communication devices, computing devices, and networking technology that connects them. Current mobile technology is typified by internet-enabled devices like smartphones, tablets, and watches. These are the latest in a progression that includes two-way pagers, notebook computers, mobile telephones, GPS navigation devices, and many more.

There are different types of mobile networks. The different types of mobile networks are cellular networks, 4G networking, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth.

Cellular Networks: Radio networks that enable mobile devices to switch frequencies automatically and communicate seamlessly and without any interruption across large geographical areas.

4G Networking: The current standard cellular service for wireless communication. It uses packet-switching technology that organizes data into parts for transmission and reassembles the information at the destination. 4G is reported to be the fastest network than 2G and 3G for mobile phones and 5G faster than 4G is still coming. The work for bringing the 5G network as soon as possible is going on in different parts of the country and many eminent service providers are on 5G technology.

Wi-Fi: Radio waves that connect devices to the internet through localized routers called hotspots. Short for wireless fidelity, Wi-Fi networks are like cell towers for internet access, but they don’t automatically pass service without establishing a Wi-Fi connection. Most mobile devices allow for automatic switching between Wi-Fi and cellular networks depending upon availability and user preference.

Bluetooth: A telecommunications industry specification for connecting devices over short distances using short-wavelength radio waves. Bluetooth enables users to quickly connect or pair devices such as headsets, speakers, phones, and other devices.

These are the types of mobile networks. Now let’s have a look at the capabilities of effective mobile technology.

Scalability:  Creating point solutions that don’t scale across an enterprise can be costly in terms of development, management, and maintenance. Apps need to be conceived holistically with consideration for lines of business, processes, and technical environments.

Cloud-based development: The cloud offers an efficient platform to develop, test, and manage applications. Developers can use application programming interfaces (API) to connect apps to back-end data and focus on front-end functions. They can add authentication to bolster security, and access artificial intelligence (AI) and cognitive services.

Mobility management: As mobile technology is deployed, organizations look to enterprise mobility management (EMM) solutions to configure devices and apps; track device usage and inventories; control and protect data; and support and troubleshoot issues.

Security: The mobile security battle is daunting in terms of volume and complexity. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is emerging as a key weapon to discern security anomalies in vast amounts of data. It can help surface and remediate malware incidents or recommend actions to meet regulatory requirements from a central dashboard.

Edge computing: One of the key advantages of 5G is that it can bring applications closer to their data sources or edge servers. Proximity to data at its source can deliver network benefits such as improved response times and better bandwidth availability. From a business perspective, edge computing offers the opportunity to perform more comprehensive data analysis and gain deeper insights faster.

With different capabilities and technological advancements, it has become easier to explore the world anytime and anywhere because of the mobile phones that are available in every household.