The advent of mobile telecommunication has no doubt been an improvement in every facet of life as it has solved the nagging communication problems that have existed for decades especially in developing countries. It is an unparalleled fact that communication, effective communication is a veritable tool that ensures success in family, business, religion etc. when telephone was invented by Alexander Graham bell in 1874, the whole world was agog considering its awesome nature.The world never knew that it was a tip of the iceberg when eventually mobile telecommunication was invented as a result of advanced researches on the work of Guglielmo Marconi (1874-1937), an Italian scientist that first proved that radio waves can travel across the Atlantic. Since then, the radio waves become the precursor that synthesizes other products of technological importance. It is as a result of this advancement in research that we have several other communication technologies that were branded uniquely some of these include; Bluetooth technology that works based on radio wave and other communication means that work based on emission and reception of radio wave. Mobile telecommunication is also identified in this light. Mobile telephony has actually been in existence in developed and some developing countries. It actually becomes operable in Nigeria when the license was approved for a telecommunication giant in the year 2001.What followed was the erection of masts in the vicinities both commercial and residential areas. Urban areas especially are more much more involved as everywhere is dotted with high-rising masts belonging to one telecommunication giants or the other. Shortly after this period, there were raised eyebrows about the medical aftermath of these ‘death at alert’. It was reported that there are severe dangerous medical implications and side effects that are injurious to good health. It has been submitted that the telecommunication giant should have employed other means which are friendlier to health and environment than these masts which have been known to emit radiations that are carcinogenic. The reason there are less uproar as regards this in Nigeria, is because most people that live especially very closely to these masts are ignorant. They may not really understand the health implications.It is therefore in my opinion that, the combined efforts of everyone in the society, coupled with that of appropriate regulatory bodies can help make the situation better. Individuals especially in developing countries like Nigeria should also be more enlightened that everything is not about money or business as usual! It is therefore high-time we stopped the telecommunication companies from giving us a paltry sum of money in exchange for our sound health. The question still remains rhetorically that, are there no other methods to provide these services apart from the masts?
It can be challenging to keep abreast of all the changes in the fact moving world in which we live and this is especially true of new technology. Telecommunications technologies are probably the best example of this and definitely if one thinks about the rate at which the mobile market moves.Consumers can find it a challenging choice as to which product to buy because often they will make a purchase decision only to discover that a few weeks later there is an even better option on the market. The same is true for businesses and if you think about the material effect an unfavorable investment choice could have on a company, then it becomes all the more serious.But there is a way to deal with this problem, by applying certain criteria when choosing the best telecommunications solution for your business. Firstly, it is very important to make sure that you know which functions have to be present in your solution. These functions make sure that your business operates on a day to day basis and you can not go without them.The second criterion is the identification of those telecommunications processes that would better the way in which the business runs. So increased productivity could be achieved through options such as voice recording, instant messaging and these are often all present on a basic telecommunications solution. There are many functions that one could choose to optimise expenditure, but only focus on those that will improve your business.Next, demand that your service provider show you the return on investment time frame. There will be some that say they can not achieve this for you and if they do then decide to work with another provider. While these measures can be challenging to calculate, they are not impossible and you want to be sure that the provider will go the extra mile for you.The last criterion is to source a telecommunications solution that will be able to service you in future. This means that the solution should not only be able to increase or decrease in size along with the business, but it should allow for advanced technology. So you should know that you can use this solution in future and not just for a year or two. Interoperability is important as this is an indication of the ability to accept future additions and alterations.The choice of a telecommunications solution best suited for you does not have to be difficult and if you just work with these selection measures, you will make the ideal purchase.