Future of Telecommunications

We’re witnessing the rise of new technological advancements nowadays more so than ever and as a result, the telecoms industry is flourishing due to the latest technological advancements. The future of Telecommunications in Belfast is exciting.  Communication will always be the key factor in most technological systems, as without that all else fails.  Companies like Barclay Communications are creating better communication for businesses using their cloud hosted VoIP phone systems NI, while technologies like Alexa are using communication to create a new technology. Using voice recognition, the technology is able to pick up on pieces of information to then transform into actions.  As you can see, communication plays an important role in both. Below are some ways in which technology is advancing and things to expect in the future. 

What Technology Advancements are influencing the Future of Telecommunications?


Internet of things refers to physical objects that are connected to the internet and collect data in real time, using sensors. Many cars are now using this technology as well as smart ovens like Tovala which by connecting with the internet can determine the temperature to cook your food.  Let’s not forget about the rise of the smart home, with house alarms, lights, speakers and tv’s all connected to one device that can control everything. Technology is really taking over and making life easier for us, and more and more companies are beginning to create different smart home systems. At Barclay Communications we’ve already started implementing IoT with our business, offering services within the UK, Ireland and Europe. Using Machine-to-machine (M2M) communication SIMs, our customers are able to to automate specific tasks such as automatic gate triggers.  With out connectivity systems you get: 

  • Single network Data SIM
  • Ireland Roaming Data SIM
  • UK Multi-Network Roaming Data SIM and 
  • EU & Global Multi Network Roaming Data SIM


As you can see, the telecommunications industry is already taking steps to be more technologically advanced and we can expect this to become even more widely used by people in the future. We’re bound to see a big growth in this industry. 


In the future, we can expect to see a widespread use of 5G. With a massive investment in the industry, 20% of global connections are bound to be using 5G.  This will bring lots of positivity for the likes of telecommunications businesses as it means even better connectivity and the opportunity to focus on enterprises with 5G related applications.  Improved connectivity will bring lots of growth opportunities for the telecommunications industry and the future seems bright for any business with IoT systems in place. 

Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Telecommunications

AI is a massive perk within the telecoms industry as it can be used to analyse a large chunk of data which would simply be impossible without the help of artificial intelligence.  Using this to gather customer feedback information and be able to implement this data into making changes and advancements is key in keeping customers. Without people who are satisfied with a product, there wouldn’t be any business and so AI plays a huge role in business growth.  With artificial intelligence constantly evolving, we can expect to see better and improved systems of gaining data, which is crucial for telecommunications companies like Barclays.  So it’s very clear that the Internet of Things (IoT), 5G and Artificial Intelligence play a very important role with regard to the future of telecommunications.  Along with this, we can expect to see DWDM technology and Optical Transport Network (OTN) used more and more. Staying on top of technological trends and advancements is a positive characteristic of a business. It is at the forefront of Barclay Communications research and decision making.For an overview of our business landline deals, check us out.

What our clients say

“Dealing with the team at Barclay Communications is an enjoyable process. It was refreshing to be able to say ‘here’s my problem’ and have them respond with ‘we’ll fix it for you’.”

– Christopher Milligan, Group Systems and Infrastructure Manager at Tayto

“Since switching to Barclay Communications, we have seen a dramatic reduction in costs with no unexpected charges. I feel much more in control now and always well supported by the in-house support team.”

Bruce McDowall, General Manager at NTS

“After an extensive tender process, Barclay Communications came out well on top. This was mainly due to their exceptional customer service, market knowledge, clear pricing proposals and professionalism throughout the process.”

– Saul Johnstone, Buyer for AG Barr