It will be a moment forever etched in history. Steve Jobs standing on stage, in his soon to be trademark turtleneck, in front of an audience of hundreds, with hundreds of thousands more pairs of eyes joining him online, announcing a new phone, the iPhone. A phone that would go on to kick-start a consumer technological evolution the likes of which we had not seen before. Previous to that moment, telecoms technology was centered around phone calls, basic landlines, some internet services and to a smaller extent, text messages, but after that moment. The data revolution happened. More and more people started to need to be connected, to each other and connected constantly. Mobile data and internet penetration worldwide grew by leaps and bounds.
From the early 2000s people started to find more and more value in online presence and online services, e-commerce blew up, with huge giants such as Amazon and Google coming into existence, and what’s the backbone that all these services run on? The internet. Internet access has now become so ubiquitous that in 2011 the United Nations declared internet access a basic human right. Certainly, anyone who has accessed the internet before and needs the internet understand that it is a now a basic need. This need, like any other basic need, has become all encompassing, especially when services that we use are also mobile based, such as Uber, or Swarm, both popular mobile based services which are totally internet driven but provide real world benefits.
This brings us to the newest level of the telecoms evolution, mobile broadband. While main level broadband had to increase to keep up with user demands, mobile broadband also started to need the same sort of increase. In fact, mobile internet penetration is greater in some countries than regular broadband. See as technology evolves along the lines of Moore’s Law, which states, that the technology performance doubles roughly every 18 months, mobile broadband has also had to do the same. A study by Ericsson shows that since 2003 the typical mobile user data downlink rate has increased from roughly 200kbps up to 20mbps in 2010. This increase has been facilitated by technological improvements over the years, the latest of which is 4G LTE, which can give a peak rate data flow of about 150Mbps. In layman terms, phone networks now need to be able to deliver speeds like this in order to satisfy demanding customers, which is where companies like ACN Inc. come in.
ACN Inc. was founded in 1993 and has been providing customers with reliable and top line telecoms services since then. They operate in 24 countries and provide the essential products and services that people use every day while also providing business ownership opportunities for entrepreneurs.
They truly are a representative of true telecoms evolution though, with their company history showing a nice timeline of how telecoms services have evolved over the 22 years since they have been in business.