Network 2020: Connecting Everyone to Everything
It's unimaginable that just 10 years ago, mobile phones and Internet access were limited to the privileged few. In fact, the percentage of users worldwide who had a mobile phone or access to the Internet was near the single digits. Being relatively new technologies to consumers, mobile phones and the Internet had limited functionality. Mobile phones were restricted to voice and text messages, while most users still accessed the Internet through dial-up connections. With the turn of the century, these communication technologies started to evolve in ways that forever changed how users connect with the world.