Consumers should make sure they’re getting the best broadband packages for their home or business in 2021, according to a new report from broadband industry analysts.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a huge opportunity for home and business users, and consumers will need to be prepared for the pace of changes in the future, according Matthew Gossett, president and CEO of Broadband and Mobile Solutions.
“It’s the future,” he said.
“I don’t think we’re in a period where we need to do anything drastic to adapt to the IoT.
I think we should be embracing what’s happening.”
There are a number of factors that impact how people use the Internet in 2021.
Some of those include the speed of the Internet, the cost of a broadband package, and the number of devices on a home network.
But Gossetsaid that the pace at which the Internet is changing will likely be slower than it is in 2021 because of a number different factors.
“The Internet is really changing and it’s going to continue to evolve,” he added.
“We’ll see the pace increase over the next five to 10 years.”
The fastest Internet speeds are expected to come from the deployment of 4G LTE technology, which is likely to be deployed more quickly in the next few years than 5G.
The Internet of things (Iot) is also expected to be a huge driver of speeds, with consumer-focused devices like refrigerators and lightbulbs becoming more prevalent in homes and businesses.
Gossett said that the Internet of the future will be more of a shared experience, with people using devices as part of a broader social network.
The ability to share content, access information and interact with other people online is also going to become more common.
And as more people become more mobile and connected, the number and quality of devices they use will also increase.
Gosselin said that consumer broadband providers are likely to offer their own broadband packages in 2021 and said that it’s important to understand what’s required for the broadband packages to be good enough to offer a great customer experience.
“The biggest challenge is getting broadband packages that meet the needs of a diverse range of users,” he explained.
“That’s why it’s very important that providers can provide broadband packages with a broad range of data and capabilities, including broadband speeds that work well for a wide variety of devices and different device types.”
For example, a consumer with a mobile device will need broadband speeds of 10 megabits per second (Mbps), or 25 gigabits (Gbps), to meet the demand for mobile broadband in 2021; but a consumer who uses a home broadband connection will need speeds of 40 Mbps to reach the demand of a home connection.
The best broadband is also likely to include features like high-speed streaming video, data-intensive tasks like uploading and downloading large files, and data-heavy apps.