In order to fully understand the future of mobility, it is important to examine the evolution of individual streams of mobile telecommunication technology. These developments have not happened independently of each other. As mobility-enabling technology improves, three streams of telecommunication technology—networks, devices, and applications—will become truly smart in the future. Networks will converge, devices will become wearable, and context-aware applications will act spontaneously and initiate actions.
In the past, enterprise adoption was a key driver of technology commoditization. By contrast, recent progress in mobile technology has been largely shaped by consumer demand. Enterprises need vision to see how mobility will change over time so that they can help drive its evolution and bring about economies of scale.
A New Era of Mobile Telecommunications