Everyone has their own interpretation
of a ‘modern distraction.’ If you search the internet, you’ll find images
featuring the logos of YouTube, Facebook and Twitter
with the title, ‘weapons
of mass distraction’.
We are fighting modern distraction every day. For instance, we become glued to videos and
games during uneventful social gatherings, shop online even when we’re
surrounded by dozens of retailers in a shopping centre (Read: The Shopping Habits of Millennial Women), and obsessively text on WhatsApp or WeChat, ignoring our physical
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For some cities, this is a violation of traffic rules – Honolulu
is one of the first metropolises in the world to ban pedestrians from looking
at their mobile devices while crossing
the road. Sydney and Melbourne have
installed in-ground lights at busy intersections to prevent mindless ‘smartphone
zombies’ from walking into oncoming traffic. In order to create awareness of what could
happen in the future, NTT DoCoMo created a computer simulation featuring 1,500
people walking and texting in Tokyo’s Shibuya’s crossroads. The hypothetical result was unsettling - 446
collisions, 103 knockdowns and 21 dropped phones.
Internet connectivity is simply integrated into our social
activities or daily habits knowingly and subconsciously. Some might consider ‘Doomsday’ the moment Internet
connectivity is lost, especially Gen Z, who check their phones every 3
minutes and consume 2-3 times as
much data compared to millennials.
is the future
As connectivity becomes an even greater part of daily life,
bandwidth demands will only continue to increase. As networks add more
bandwidth, the number of optical fibre connections is growing substantially.
Behind every wireless network, there is a wireline
infrastructure connected by cables, in need of more optical fibre, especially
with the imminent arrival of the highly anticipated 5G network. 5G will require
networks to evolve to higher bandwidths with lower latency for new technologies
such as AI applications and deep machine learning. Fibre therefore, would be an
ideal solution to help network operators
and the enterprise optimize their network and be future ready for the next
Fibre innovation from India manufacturing
Today manufacturing contributes more than
7.1 trillion USD to the global
economy. To stay competitive, India is introducing new reform
measures and has announced increased investments to support its aspiration to
become a global manufacturing powerhouse through the “Made in India” initiative.
CommScope has more than 30 facilities in its
global manufacturing and distribution network and CommScope’s Goa, India
facility is a key location for
us to support customers around the world.
As the region looks to fibre for building the future’s infrastructure, we expanded our Goa facility to deliver more innovative fibre
and wireless solutions.
CommScope is contributing to India becoming a best in
class global design and manufacturing powerhouse with the expansion of our R&D
footprint in Goa. Beside the fibre portfolio, our engineers are supporting
India’s and the world’s network operators and enterprises with base station antennas, microwave antennas and twisted pair copper cables
Innovation is at the heart of everything CommScope does. As we celebrate 20 years of
manufacturing innovation in India, I am proud to join our team of innovative
colleagues in Goa to celebrate this milestone.