In the past 25 years alone, the internet has entered and subsequently transformed the ways in which millions of consumers live, work, and play in India. In the coming years, it is expected to continue growing and developing at an accelerated pace in the region as it welcomes a number of emerging technological advancements with open arms with experts arguing that the most significant phase in its digital revolution is still to come. To familiarise yourself with the future of the internet in India, continue reading.
The Introduction of 5G
It may have taken longer than originally anticipated but India is now well and truly on the verge of developing its very first 5G networks. This will allow the country to benefit from the provision of faster connection speeds, lower latency, and, perhaps most importantly, virtual networks. In the years before 4G achieved mainstream adoption, for example, completing minor tasks, such as hosting a video call or participating in an online multiplayer game, were restricted to the strength of your home-based broadband connection which led to problems when it came to accessibility and flexibility.
In a world where 5G is the norm, however, speed, connectivity, and reliability will be improved and the country-wide shift to handheld devices may also materialise sooner rather than later.
The Rise of Augmented and Virtual Reality
The rate at which both augmented and virtual reality have infiltrated a number of global industries and sectors in recent years has surpassed expectations. In India, however, this has had a considerable impact and is poised to continue making significant progress in the coming years until its wide-reaching benefits are realised by the vast majority of digital-savvy citizens in the region.
This has already been materialised in the country’s healthcare, agriculture, education, and infrastructure industries as a means of providing smart solutions to long-standing problems and with augmented and virtual reality technology advancing at an accelerated pace, it has boundless potential when it comes to how it can positively impact the future of the country in the coming years.
The Internet of Things
In recent years, the term Internet of Things has emerged to define, in the very simplest of terms, a system of objects that are connected to the internet and, as a result, are able to transfer data across a wireless network with little to no human intervention. Its beginnings can be traced back to the early 1980s but as the internet slowly but surely becomes an integral component of our daily lives and the top websites in India change on a seemingly constant basis, it is becoming the norm throughout the world.
In the future, India is expected to welcome the Internet of Things with open arms as a growing number of daily objects are designed to seamlessly connect to the internet whilst also working together to streamline a number of daily operations and, as a result, simplify our lives. This is already present when it comes to our smartphones, laptops, earbuds, and smartwatches with future product releases and upgrades only bolstering this fast-growing trend.
The Advent of Cloud Gaming
If you are aware of the cloud and what it entails, you may also be aware of its impact on India’s gaming industry in recent years. It is, in the very simplest of terms, a method of playing games on a remote server in an external data centre and, essentially, allows gamers to play high-end games on low-end devices for greater accessibility and flexibility across the board thanks to never-before-seen levels of scalability. It is also, arguably, where the digital trend has experienced the most noticeable change with gaming, streaming, entertainment, on-demand content, and electronic sports, in particular, where consumers have reported the most significant impact within the past decade alone. This is expected to continue advancing in the coming years with the internet and augmented and virtual reality, in particular, driving this change for a fully immersive gaming experience from start to finish.
The Importance of Data Protection
In the past couple of years, a growing number of businesses in India have transformed their approach to data protection to cater to growing demand and protect their customers, clients, and employees. The global shift to hybrid working practices has also unearthed further problems when it comes to how to keep people safe on the internet whilst also maintaining a satisfactory level of business growth and development at the same time. This has also been powered by a country-wide awareness of the importance of data protection and how customer data is managed and stored either internally or externally.
In the past couple of decades, the internet has had a profound impact on the ways in which people live, work, and play in India. The coming years are also expected to see emerging technological advancements continue at an accelerated pace with the introduction of 5G, the rise of augmented and virtual reality, the Internet of Things, the advent of cloud gaming, and, last but not least, the importance of data protection perhaps the most highly anticipated movements that are expected to revolutionise the future of the internet in India.