The authors of the present article dwell on the main topics and forecasts of the telecommunications industry development that were dominant in 2017 in the world, as well as the situation on the Russian telecommunications market, and draw a conclusion that the situation on the telecommunications market is somewhat similar to the situation on the fronts of the First World war in 1917.
The authors of the article examine the place of the world telecommunications industry in the process, called “Industry 4.0”. The article also considers the main technology trends within the industry. On the basis of experts’ opinions survey the authors conclude that the major trend in telecommunications field is the development of 5G networks and commercial distribution of SDN and NFV technologies. The basic tendencies of economic development of the global market largest players and the situation in the Russian telecommunications market are considered.
The paper presents the problems of the world modeling by a man and coordination of meanings between different people in the process of communication. The model of the world (as well as the subject field model) consists of three components: the language one and two multimodal — individual and socialized. The world model of every human being is a unique structure and, despite some their similarity for members of the same society, requires constant synchronization during communication of people, which is realized in the process of dialogue. In addition to information mechanism (synchronization by key concepts of subject areas) intentional mechanism (determination) is involved in the dialogue, and this mechanism is realized through personalities of communicating subjects. The work of these mechanisms is disclosed through the example of collective activity and the quality of communication literacy. Communication literacy of people, as shown in the work, essentially depends on the linguistic component, i.e. on the ability to work with text in a natural language. This means any person himself should be able to write qualitatively and work with meanings, as well as to understand meaning of texts written by others. It is especially important in the context of wide spread of different network structures on IT and telecom platforms (from social and expert networks of “collective intelligence” to instant messaging networks).
Key factors for preserving the usual level of operators’ business profitability in the nearest 5-8 years are clearly coordinated commercial and technical strategies, allowing to sustain adequate investment discipline. The world’s largest ICT consultant Detecon within the new vision of the telecommunications market development offers to operators’ business radical solutions for overcoming global challenges in the era of transformation. This was discussed in the interview with the “ES” by managing partner for technologies in Europe and the CIS Detecon Europe Dr. Stefan Shnitter.
In July 2014 the law was signed, which obliged all foreign Internet companies selling in Russia to keep personal data of the Russians only in Russia. According to Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Information Policy, Information Technologies and Communications Leonid Levin, besides the problems of millions of hacker attacks on the Russian Internet segment or sanctions limiting our business, today we can observe a general escalation of tension in the information space, demonization of our country and restriction of access to objective information. Such situation is fraught with serious shocks in the future. Leonid Levin in his conversation with the “ES” special columnist Valentina Nikolskaya told about the tasks on protecting Russian citizens from the information risks with account to developed countries’ practice.
The need for information policy is caused by enormous changes in human society occurred in recent decades. Of course, we are speaking about phenomenon of the information society, when information exchange determines public life. To create credible democratic legal forms of information relations in society is exactly the task of information policy that is just beginning to take shape in the country.
LTE market is still emerging, and we regard as positive the fact that Russia is introducing new technologies at the same time with the countries — leaders in the field of IT and telecommunications.