On July 4, 2015, China's Premier of the State Council, Li Keqiang, unveiled China's Internet+ (sometimes written Internet Plus) action plan that aims to integrate the Internet with traditional industries, fuel economic growth and put China back on track to be a leading world economy.

Read more: China's IoT arithmetic: Internet+ = Industry 4.0

South Korea, a nation no bigger than the US state of Indiana, saw its economy surge from 1962 to about 1994 at an average of 10 percent annually, fueled by annual export growth of 20 percent during a period called the ""Miracle on the Han River"".

Read more: South Korea tops ICT development, Internet speed & LTE coverage

Unified communications is becoming an increasingly important tool for driving time to market and revenue streams. Frost & Sullivan, in its report, Meetings Around the World: Charting the Course of Advanced Collaboration, found that 71 percent of Fortune 500 companies surveyed said they use UC solutions to cut the need for business travel. The same report also found that more than half of those responding thought UC solutions presented a powerful alternative to in-person office visits.

Read more: Playing the global (telephone) numbers game

Cobham Wireless VP, Stephen Hire

Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) have become essential to reliable connectivity as more and more people expect to upload and download information on the go. In a heavily crowded sports arena, thousands of fans are eager to upload their memories online. The only way that can happen efficiently is by using a DAS system: a network of separated antenna nodes connected to a common source via a transport medium that provides wireless service within a geographic area or structure.

Read more: idDAS helps operators make the most of infrastructure, says Cobham Wireless VP