In today’s fast paced world, nothing is impossible. With technology that changes and evolves quicker than the weather, there are truly innumerable ways to enhance growth. In modern society, technology, especially connectivity, holds the door to infinite possibilities and can help with everything, ranging from education, to healthcare, to public welfare. As per reports, mobile technologies and services will generate more than $4.2 trillion (4.9 per cent of a nation’s GDP) by 2020. As of today, about 71 per cent of all mobile communications flow over Wi-Fi.
Wi-Fi comes as a boon in a country like India, where technology can play the crucial role of addressing a wide array of issues. According to reports, India sold over 204 million Wi-Fi devices in 2018.
In the world of education itself, the avenues are endless. Today’s generation is far more equipped with technology than any other generation that preceded it. Furthermore, it can significantly bridge the gap between rural and urban India, by acting as a vessel to distribute knowledge that is not confined by limitations such as resources and availability. As of today, nearly 30 per cent of teachers already use some form of flipped classroom instruction, while another 25 per cent are expected to soon follow this growing trend. Wi-Fi-enabled schools can act as an indispensable learning tool.
From a technical point of view, everything is standardised and under centralised management, making it simple to administer and offering educational institutions great operating flexibility. Additionally, it enables students to access everything from an unlimited pool of data, and can provide extensive understanding of every concept.
Connectivity can also help build economies and can rapidly boost the growth of various sectors. Mining companies leverage wireless communications to increase productivity to ensure employee safety. The worksite consists of autonomous trucks, drilling machinery and trains – and efficient operations are viewed as one complete “Pit to Port” operation. Mining operations need reliable connectivity that performs in remote areas and harsh environments. Communication solutions need to support productivity and safety throughout the operation. With rapidly deployable, high-speed communications, mining operations can be coordinated from the mine site, supply depots, operation centres and transportation hubs. IoT is also a growing trend and most industries have recognised that it is an invaluable asset. About 85 per cent of companies have made IoT a key focus area over the years. Private wireless networks provide the connectivity needed for industrial IoT (IIoT) adoption to improve efficiency and create a sustainable competitive advantage. It can deliver real-time analytics, monitoring and measurement that optimise performance and efficiency, while establishing a sustainable competitive advantage.
The real value of IIoT will be unleashed when the accumulated and real-time data turns into insightful knowledge and critical actions. To achieve this, the underlying communications infrastructure must be a highly reliable and resilient system that interconnects sensors and controls across a large-scale field area network. All of this can truly come to life with the help of Wi-Fi, which can enhance the capabilities of multiple industries to realise their full potential. Industrial Wi-Fi solutions also reduce maintenance costs for field dispatches as well as network downtime due to the time and money spent adding or replacing access points in the field. Furthermore, combined with the software licence fees, the deployment of non-industrial Wi-Fi equipment generally results in a high total cost of ownership for industrial end-users, an even more compelling case for the benefits of Wi-Fi. Apart from generating massive revenues and cutting down costs for organisations and companies, Wi-Fi can also significantly impact the way society comes together and it can help strengthen municipalities, towns, cities, states and ultimately, the nation. According to a survey, 81 per cent of respondents in America turn to public Wi-Fi either occasionally or regularly. In comparison, in India, this number is abysmal and there is scope for substantial improvement. In today’s world, municipalities and event organisers are seeking solutions that provide great connectivity. Wireless technology reduces the complexity and cost of installation, while providing consistently available connectivity for streaming video, uploading and downloading data, and connecting voice applications. Whether connecting a city square, an event venue, or a conference, people are able to get online quickly and their experience is consistently reliable.
According to reports, the number of internet users in India will reach 627 million in 2019. This number vouches for a widespread onslaught of technology that has led to rapid strides in improving not just the quality of life by enhancing important human needs such as education and healthcare, but has also helped simplify life by connecting everyone together in a jiffy. Nothing is too distant, and all information ranging from the capital of a state, to a movie release date can be accessed through a click. To top it all, luxuries ranging from entertainment to sports can be provided 24×7 through the marvel called Wi-Fi. By leveraging this timeless invention, our country can grow leaps and bounds, and can transform every aspect of its economy.