It’s easy to see how wireless and mobile communication technology has made leaps and bounds over the course of the past half century, especially over the last two decades. Mobile communication devices such as smart phones, tablets, and soon to be debuted smart watches, have become integral aspects of modern culture.

The satellite telecommunication industry in the United States continues to boom as a result, it’s estimated to generate a whopping $6 billion in revenue annually, while providing jobs for over 14,000 people.

The earliest, and perhaps the most historically significant application of communication satellites was for the purpose of intercontinental long distance telephony, with the first long distance phone call being made in 1915. Since that time, technology has improved dramatically, and has gone on to revolutionize the way the world stays connected. Here’s how:

Let’s get down to business
Wireless and mobile communication systems and business go hand-in-hand. The implementation of these systems, have completely streamlined the day to day business operations of companies both large and small across the globe. These systems are absolutely imperative for the oil industry and those working in remote construction sites, where facilitating communication can often be difficult. Modern business practices have become more effective, and companies are able to serve their customers much better than ever before.

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The news reporting industry has undergone a dramatic change in recent years, as journalists continue to take advantage of mobile and wireless communication to stay on top of current events and breaking news. Though the 6 o’clock news is still a staple for many Americans, the majority of Americans use social media to see what is going on the in the world. Reporters on the front line can engage viewers by posting minute by minute updates via social media.

Natural disasters and catastrophes
Perhaps the greatest advantage of the application of mobile communication systems is its ability to spread early warnings of imminent natural disasters such a hurricanes, tornadoes and earthquakes. This enables people to have adequate time to prepare, evacuate, or summon aid as necessary. In the wake of natural disasters, wireless and mobile communication has allowed rescue workers and survivors to connect in ways that were once impossible, thus saving countless lives.

It’s difficult for millenials, also referred to as Generation Y, to truly understand and appreciate exactly how far communication systems have come, as they were raised reaping the benefits of its use. However, one thing is for sure, we’re all excited to see what will happen next in the world mobile communication.