We live in an era where money is equivalent to debit or credit cards, where “catching up with someone” means a video call, where instant messages are free and where the ‘Internet’ reigns over all of us. It is an era of development, and much can be done with the sheer click of a button. Telecommunications is the face of the “New World” and it has helped the citizens of the world connect with each other in ways we hadn’t fathomed even 30 years ago.
Telecommunication enables us to connect to almost anyone, in almost any part of the world through wireless services, through a telephone, through cables etc. Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs, Bill Gates and Sunil Mittal’s names have been heard of millions of times when there has been a mention of telecommunications. More recently, Issa Asad’s name too had made the headlines.
The Issa Asad timeline of telecommunications
We have come a long, long way from sending out signals through fire and smoke. However, we should keep in mind that telecommunications wasn’t an overnight phenomenon and that it took decades to reach where it has today. Although it all started with the smoke signals, the human brain has evolved significantly since then.
It started in 1844 with the Telegram; in 1876 the first successful phone call was made by Alexander Graham Bell. Fast forward to the 1920s and the optic fiber was invented. It functions as either a waveguide or a light pipe. By 1956, conference calls were possible. Moving on a little ahead to 1973, Motorala launched the world’s first cellular phone called ‘MotoralaDyna-Tac’. In 1983, the internet was available and it is now famous all over the world.
Skipping to more than a decade later, in 1996, the US Congress approved the 1996 Telecom Act, and the rest we know is right in front of us. Telecommunications has seen so much development and constant changes that sometimes it gets hard to keep track of all the changes.
Is telecommunications changing the world?
It is because people like Issa Asad know very well how to make use of telecommunications, we know that it is indeed changing the world. Issa Asad is the founder and CEO of QLink Wireless and has also been associated with many telecommunication providing companies like Quadrant Holdings, MXXS Networks, ReliableTelecard, etc. Issa Asad is an example and there are many such personalities who have helped telecommunications to evolve.
Everything now depends upon telecommunications; from minor to major decisions, be it education, political affairs, sports or advertising. Telecommunications has taken over and that too in a good way. It has made our lives so much easier, and information about anything is just a click away. It seems that telecommunications came with a tagline that read – “I’m here to stay”.
Is telecommunications making us more isolated?
Many who are not at all tech savvy and who choose to remain aloof would agree to this. But I guess we all know that isolation is a choice. And telecommunications is not at all helping us make that choice. In fact, telecommunications give us so many options to stay connected with people, no matter which corner of the world they are in. So, it would be stupid to blame the marvels of telecommunications when it has so much to offer.