Mobile telephony has existed since the 1950s when it was introduced in Sweden, the first country to invest in this technology. It wasn’t until the 1980s that the technique matured enough to be commercialized. Mobile telephony is wireless phones that connect to phone towers to perform calls.
The first mobile phones differ a lot from the mobile phones that exist today. They were heavy, hefty, expensive and required a big antenna to connect to a phone tower. Today’s mobile phones are powerful enough to connect to a screen and therefore be used as a computer.
Mobile telephony revolutionized our way of communicating. Everything from SMS to emoji has impacted our language. It’s therefore hard to image a society without mobile phones. Especially since today’s mobile phones have functions adapted to more than just phone calls which makes them usable tools in day-to-day life.
- The first system for mobile phones was developed in Sweden.
- Mobile phones connect wireless to a tower.
- Today mobile phones are a hybrid between a computer and laptop.
- There are more mobile phones than people on the earth today.
- In year 2020 more people will have a mobile than running water and electricity at home.
- Today you can pay wireless through your mobile.
- Certain researchers mean that mobile use creates an addiction.
The mobile phone’s breakthrough in society
The mobile phone has gone from being a phone meant for simple calls between two parts, into becoming a fully fledged computer that has several functions. Today it isn’t solely used to make calls, but mostly send messages without cost.
Social media had its’ big breakthrough via mobile phones that offered simple and fast ways to reach out to other’s via social media. Selfies, status updates, and fast news could easily spread and be shared in apps. Even younger people had access to mobile phones which lead to online bullying increasing as an issue.
Thanks to the many functions the mobile has and possibility to download third party apps we have reached a point in development where mobil phones are must in society. It’s used for bank errands, identifying online, paying, contacting doctors, etc.
Mobile phone controversies
When the first mobile phones had a breakthrough in society, discussions of dangerous radiation also appeared. Having your mobile in your pocket and placing it so close to your brain was though to be cancer inducing. This was yet to be more researched and there weren’t any existing long term research to compare to.
Today there is no research that indicate that mobile phones can create damage to the body through radiation. Research of how radiation is dangerous or not continues with new generation mobile networks continuously developing. Meanwhile there’s other research of how mobile use can be addictive.
Some professors mean that mobile use activates a part of the brain that drugs activate, the reward center. The conclusion is however controversial due to other professor’s meaning that it’s just humans way to socialize and be a part of a group of people, and if so done through a mobile that is just a tool for it.
The future in mobile telephony
Every year, new cool mobiles are released with even stronger processors, better display, crisp cameras and longer battery life. It’s easy to forget what huge steps the technology in mobile telephony has taken in just a few years. And the future in mobile telephony is really exciting. With the launch of 5G, the new and extremely fast mobile network, around the world, new opportunities are opened up. 5G will deliver hoisting speeds, less latency and better throughput. Although 5G promises many good improvements, there are also concerns. It is believed that the high frequency that 5G will be at may cause cancer. We’ve written a blog about everything you need to know about 5G. You can find the blog by clicking the button below.
What is closest development wise is probably IoT, the Internet of things. The Internet of things will mean that more devices and devices are connected to each other via the Internet and thus become smart. By allowing units to communicate with each other and share information, they can be better at helping you in your everyday life. If you want to read more about the Internet of things, you can do so by clicking here.
Solunos mobile PBX
We at Soluno work with telephony for companies and of course we offer a solution for mobile telephony. We have created an app that allows you to have all your gear functions directly in your mobile phone. This way you can manage your referral, make calls and manage exchange calls while on the go. Our mobile gear offers a wealth of smart gear functions to help you manage your work from any location.
Our switch is completely cloud-based, which means you don’t need any bulky switches that are in the basement of your office. Because the calls go via the internet, therefore, there is no cost for the calls you make internally at the company. We are also completely operator independent. This means that you can choose the operator that best suits your company’s needs, no matter which way we can integrate it with our business switch.
Watch a video demo of our mobile telephony
We have recorded a video demo, where our colleague Sandra shows the most common features in our mobile app and our Softphone. You can find this demo by clicking the button below. Enter your details to play the movie.
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