my first day as an intern at CommScope, I had a surface level interpretation on
network connectivity, smart
cities and fifth-generation cellular technology. I assumed wherever I
went—whether I was on top of a mountain or at a college football game—that I
would always have uninterrupted connectivity to post on social media.
CLICK TO TWEET: Mallory Schultze explains the connection between Gen Z and smart cites.
a member of Generation
Z, constantly having reliable connectivity is not just a want but
more of an expectation. We ultimately have a different perspective on connectivity
and use it differently than the other generations around us. I use my
smartphone to wake up in the morning, figure out what to wear, find the fastest
route to work and buy my groceries. My mobile online activities are endless.
High tech innovations are pushing new
technology to the forefront
hyper-densification and convergence solutions, and concealment options for city
planners are emerging trends in the telecommunications industry. On a higher
level, smart cities use technology and data to enhance efficiency,
sustainability and the quality of life for its residents. This will support the
growing demand for connectivity amongst us spoiled Gen Z’ers.
Urbanization is shifting
think it is helpful to understand that by the year 2050 more than 80
percent of the United States population is expected to live in urban
locations, putting pressure on future smart cities to really shift to a
digitally efficient city in all aspects of life. Essentially, CommScope is
leading the way to connect components across a city to compile data that will
improve the lives of citizens.
A new way to live
are more than an emerging trend, they will revolutionize the way we think
and live our lives. My generation will take notice of the work being done to
create an all-around more efficient way of living and I am happy to be apart of
a company that is taking those strides.
we all become more tech savvy, it is understandable that we would want the
places we live to be as modern and sleek as possible while the growing need for
connectivity and bandwidth evolves. New technology is shaping the way Gen Z
live and the way cities are being developed. So, maybe the next time we’re making
a phone call on the top of a mountain or posting on social media at a college
football game, we might just stop to think about the technology and smart city
infrastructure it took to get there. I know I will.