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How Telecommunication Has Changed the Way We Live

Hillary Cyril

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Telecommunication technology is hardware that is used for the respective purposes of telecommunication. In this modern world, telecommunication is one of the fastest-growing industries. Since the late 1990s, the physical boundary between communications equipment and IT infrastructure has blurred due to the development of the internet and its growing role in the global transfer of information. Now, IT infrastructure also includes telephone networks. The evolution of telecoms has also witnessed a change in technology infrastructures and practices. In view of these changes, telecommunications technology has also developed and added new elements in its development process.

Today, there are several telecommunications technologies in use. For instance, voice communication or voice traffic management, commonly abbreviated as VOIP (Voice over Internet Protocol), is the transmission of voice calls over the Internet network. Another important and widely used form of telephony in use today is the VoIP service called Short Message Service (SMS). This technology allows users to send messages and data by using either a computer terminal or cellular phone equipped with the facility to receive and send SMS.

The telecommunications technology includes transmission and reception of data using electrical signals. It also involves the application of digital technology, which makes it possible to store and retrieve information on computers. Internet telephony services make use of digital technology to provide telephone services. Mobile phones also make use of such technology. Telecommunication technology includes fixed and mobile phone services; data transmission and retrieval; video and audio transmissions and reception; and computer networking.

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The development of communications technology has enabled the rural population of some areas to have access to high-speed Internet services. Moreover, the development of computer networks has provided reliable, cost-effective, remote locations with broadband connections for domestic as well as commercial applications. There are many other applications of telecommunications technology. These applications include application of telephone services to the general public; provision of satellite television services; use of remote-area phones; use of computers for access to various services; use of distributed networks for remote areas; use of mobile phones for communication purposes; use of computers for network access; and use of voice over internet protocol (VoIP) technology for international voice and data transfers.

The telecommunications systems technology includes analog telephone system, digital phone system, voice over the telephone (VOIP), packet-switched phone systems, hosted PBX, ISDN, and cable systems. The analog telephone system uses base stations and other facilities such as switching equipment, circuit-switching networks, and other telegraphic devices. On the other hand, digital phone systems make use of digital technology such as modems and telephones. Packet switching and circuit-switching networks use circuit-switching technology, which involves three-way communications. Finally, ISDN uses digital-ip technology for high speed voice connections.

Telephones with a digital-ip capability make decisions regarding call forwarding, reception, and initiation based on their present location and Internet connection speed. With this feature, you can use your VOIP phone at a remote location and make important business or personal calls even when you’re not physically present in that area. Furthermore, many VoIP service providers provide free voice mail service and other extra services such as fax machines and other integrated features for local and remote locations. Telecommunication technology has enabled people to make significant improvements in their lives and in the way they earn a living.

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