Engineering the future of communications 2012

The pace of change both in business and society, as a result of the increasing adoption of the internet as a means of communications, is continuing to impact lives and economies on both a personal and a global scale. These advances will continue apace, generating change and innovations that are difficult to predict and which sometimes lead to step changes in the way we conduct our lives. One of the most significant changes is the increase in the use of broadband (IP-TV) to receive video and broadcast content, rather than the traditional satellite and terrestrial services. This is below the radar to many, but is another example of the revolution approaching in the way we will receive news and entertainment as well as presenting new challenges in terms of regulation.