The great prognosticators have thrown out numbers of anywhere from twenty billion to fifty billion connected IoT devices by 2025. There are seven billion people in the world and if you believe in 5G, LTE and Satellite connectivity every one of them will have access to cell service and mobile broadband by 2020. What are the two words that come to mind first … “NO WAY”? Not necessarily, when Persistent Telecom looks at these predictions the first two words we speak are “CAPACITY” and “COVERAGE”. We believe the issues of capacity and coverage must be addressed in order fulfill the connected world dream. At PTI we orchestrate our products and services and we choose our partners to make sure that connected dream becomes a reality!

In the connected future the ability to push and pull more data will be irrelevant without the proper coverage. The expansion of fronthaul options will be necessary for urban environments where populations of people and things will be much more concentrated. Approximately 54% of the world’s population live in urban areas. That number is expected to swell to 66% by 2050. The urban areas in Asia and Africa are expected to drive most of that growth. These areas will need to start building wireless infrastructure now to be able to reach such dense urban environments. If these projections hold true than the world population will be at 9.6 billion by 2050. That leaves roughly 3.25 billion people and an indeterminable number of things in remote and rural areas. The ONLY option for connectivity for this group of people and things will be wireless infrastructure. Persistent Telecom’s mobile fronthaul options, coupled with ever increasing high bandwidth satellite backhaul options, will be the best opportunity for these people and things to join the party.

In the post 911 world, US Government entities are resolved to build infrastructure that supports the Continuation of Government (COG) and Continuity of Operations (COOP) in the face of disaster. Responding to lessons learned by the terrorist attacks, hundreds of laws and regulations have been written that mandate mechanisms for fail-safe voice and data communications. There are multiple regulations that govern the requirements for business continuity in the commercial sectors as well. There are two types of BCP requirements: those related to becoming a member of or receiving certification from an organization (ISO for example) and those related to government regulations within a specific industry. By providing wireless telecommunications services that interoperate over satellite and connect to the Internet and the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN), Persistent Telecom has created a sustainable communications solution which functions in the most adverse conditions, when traditional communications networks are not available.