In the past, telecom, broadcasting and
information technologies were developing in their respective
areas. The advent of radio-based telephony, use of satellite
for telecom and broadcasting, introduction of digital platform
with software support and the growth of Internet, has resulted
in convergence of technologies and the three systems are coming
closer to one another. The telecom service providers will
merge with the cable TV service providers and the Internet service
providers will carry voice, video and data through optical fibre/WLL
to homes and offices. The future homes will be served
by a common cable to provide Internet, telephone and video/TV.
Communication in the twenty
first century will centre primarily around the Internet, Copper
wire system will co-exist with Fiber and wireless systems.
Communications will be increasingly through satellite phones,
wireless local loops with extensive use of global positioning
satellites. Internet telephone will establish its supremacy
over traditional telephones and it will emerge as a powerful
medium of E-commerce, advertising and teleshopping.
The convergence of these
technologies will have a potential impact on the society.
With this scenario there
was need for an article based magazine which can cover
all the three areas of telecom, broadcasting, information technology/Internet
and highlight the Global scenario, National policies, technology
trends, emerging product line, research and innovation in a
single package. Presently, there is no single magazine
serving these subjects in a focused manner. BITCOM INDIA
was launched to fulfill this requirement.