CEO, Vodafone Global Enterprise
If you haven’t heard the term ‘Gigabit Society’ before, you really only need to know one thing: that you’ll soon be living in one.
We’re edging ever-closer to living in the kinds of cities and towns first envisioned in 1950s sci-fi. Driverless cars, VR surgery, drone delivery, smart AI assistants, and truly real-time information sharing are all coming, but how fast we get to that point depends on how quickly we can work together to provide the necessary infrastructure. By evolving our underlying networks, we can help bring 1Gbps throughput and data speeds to every device in every industry, benefitting countries, communities and people. And that’s where things get really interesting, allowing us to move towards true Gigabit Societies.
So what is a ‘Gigabit Society’? In broad terms, it’s one in which every home, business, vehicle and mobile device is capable of tapping into data throughput speeds of up to 1000Mbps, or 125MBps, with incredibly low latency. That means that data can move between points without any noticeable delay, and over distances up to 1000km in mere milliseconds Connectivity is no longer restrained to the capacity of the network, but defined and controlled by each specific requirement we have. And that will revolutionise industries and change lives around the world.
Want some specifics? No problem. Here are 10 must-know facts about the ‘Gigabit Society’ ideal, and how it will change our lives for the better...
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