The Impact of Telecom this Thanksgiving

121121075821_happy-thanksgiving-redo1Thanksgiving is upon us once again. To all our customers, we wish you a safe and happy Thanksgiving with friends and family.

The telecom industry plays a larger role than one might be aware of during this holiday. Throughout the course of the year, we’ve talked a lot about progressive telecommunication technologies popping up. You’d be surprised, depending on what your holiday traditions are, how crucial the mobile phone can be to the holiday experience.

When you are cooking the turkey this year, you have the ability to keep track of the temperature of the bird through a mobile thermometer as well as getting new recipes via your phone. This example is part of the Internet of Things that Launch 3 spotlighted for you back in May.

Then there’s getting home to friends and family through various means of transportation. Launch 3 has covered many of the Wi-Fi and wireless capabilities that have been improved over the last year for airplanes, cars, and subways in order to make travel more enjoyable.

For those who can’t make the trip on Thanksgiving, they have to resort to making a call. Many people, especially in rural areas, have struggled in the past to get clear and fast speeds on their phone. Throughout the year, the major carriers have made progress to improve mobile quality in these areas so that everybody can make a Thanksgiving call.

Another staple of Thanksgiving is football. After pigging out on turkey and stuffing, many people will shift over the table to their couches to watch the game. Whether you are at the game or not, it’s easy to stay connected to what is going on. DAS and small cell upgrades in stadiums has allowed people to share their experience while people at home can stream the game live from their TVs, phones, or tablets.

Finally, the Thanksgiving Day Parade is one of the major events of the day. Thousands of people line the streets to see floats, balloons, and musical numbers. New York City has seen ways to improve Wi-Fi on the streets by converting old payphones into Wi-Fi hotspots. Spectators can share their experience through videos and pictures.

The advancement of wireless technology has helped enhance Thanksgiving and is definitely an aspect of our lives to be thankful for. Launch 3 Telecom continues to supply wireless infrastructure technology that improve your holiday experience. From all of us at Launch 3, we wish you a very Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving!