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Mobile data represents both a formidable opportunity and a challenge for network operators around the world

It is now clear that, Mobile data represents both a formidable opportunity and a challenge for network operators around the world. According to Research and Markets, in 2015, mobile data revenue exceeded US$423 billion, accounting for almost half of the total mobile revenue globally (49%). It is estimated that mobile broadband revenue will exceed US$621 billion by the end of 2020. Research and Markets also revealed that, insatiable demand for continuous broadband connectivity has turned mobile data into a revenue growth engine for mobile network operators (MNO). Last year, operators such as China Telecom, Telefónica and América Móvil reported double-digit growth in mobile data revenue. Leading players like AT&T, British Telecom (BT) and Vodafone are leveraging mobile data to grow market share. Many carriers are now exploiting synergies stemming from mobile data analytics and WiFi connectivity.

True service convergence across mobile, video and data solutions

One can observe that, BT is planning a 5G pilot to move toward full convergence of its mobile, fixed and IP platforms and create synergies across its product lines. In the US, AT&T acquired DirectTV in their quest to achieving true service convergence across mobile, video and data solutions. Many operators employ user-centric approaches to drive mobile data adoption and consumption through compelling offers built on differentiated bundling, pricing, device and content strategies.

Mobile data and WiFi continue to evolve and gain significance

It is interesting to recall that, Mobile data and WiFi continue to evolve and gain significance as catalysts of growth for the mobile services business. Network operators are employing a wide range of approaches and strategies to monetize the remarkable opportunity. Some operators focus on technological leadership, performance and service convergence to build volume and grow mobile data revenue.

The exploitation of nanotechnology and nanomaterials

We live steadily in a world where we are facing unprecedented global challenges such as the depletion of natural resources and climate change, pollution, scarcity of clean water, providing food and energy to a growing world population and poverty. These problems are directly linked to current technologies for producing energy and manufacturing products. Many analysts and scientists believe that, the exploitation of nanotechnology and nanomaterials is the key development that can significantly address these global problems by changing both the products and the means of their production and addressing pressing market needs in security, communications and electronics.

Visible spectrum inspection cameras

I have a pleasure to recall that, the wavelength of the visible spectrum ranges from 400 nm to 700 nm. Consumers usually buy full spectrum cameras to capture pictures in all the three light spectrums. However, infrared and ultraviolet spectrum cameras are used for specific applications and cannot be used interchangeably with full spectrum cameras.

Infrared spectrum inspection cameras

In infrared spectrum inspection cameras, the image sensor used is sensitive to infrared light. An infrared passing filter is usually used to let only the infrared light pass through to the camera and block most of the visible light. The advantage of infrared spectrum cameras over the ultraviolet spectrum cameras is that ultraviolet spectrum inspection cameras require expertise to handle, whereas infrared spectrum inspection cameras are easier to handle.

Ultraviolet spectrum inspection cameras

There are two ways of using ultraviolet radiation in inspection cameras; reflected ultraviolet and ultraviolet induced fluorescence photography. Reflected ultraviolet is widely used for healthcare, criminology, and theatrical applications. Sunlight is the most abundantly available free UV radiation source and a bright day is rich in ultraviolet radiation.

The global inspection cameras market

When it comes to the global inspection cameras market, the most interesting is to recall that, the can be segmented into: Ultraviolet spectrum Infrared spectrum Visible spectrum According to the latest market study released by Technavio, the global inspection cameras market is projected to grow to USD 1,436.46 million by 2021, at a CAGR of nearly 10% over the forecast period. Ultraviolet spectrum inspection cameras are the most popular offering in the global market and is expected to be the fastest-growing segment. The higher efficiency of ultraviolet inspection cameras is driving their quick growth,” says Navin Rajendra, a lead analyst at Technavio for semiconductor equipment research.