Impacted telecommunication trends
Priority Networks Inc weighs in on the 4 top telecommunication trends that were impacted by the pandemic. (Source: Forbes, Four Telecommunication Trends Impacted By The Pandemic, Raj Shanmugaraj, January 26, 2021, https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbestechcouncil/2021/01/26/four-telecommunications-trends-impacted-by-the-pandemic/?sh=6e3b10973d1b).
The Covid-19 outbreak has put more strain on the world’s telecommunications infrastructure than anything else. Remote working, studying, and socializing become the norm overnight for businesses, schools, and households all around the globe. All of this necessitated growing usage of video communications and boosted reality as well as online access.
This article outlines some of the underlying trends and technologies that will be critical in meeting the changing and expanding data traffic needs.
Powerful Cable Access and Edge Computing
“Carriers and service providers are under additional strain to fulfill the rising demands as more traffic is driven to the network’s edge. Long-distance transmission technologies like high-capacity coherent optical are now making their way to the network’s edge, to supply these service providers with much-needed bandwidth at a low cost. Due to their plug-and-play nature, these technologies are simple to deploy. They enable service providers to replace existing 10G networks with new 100G or faster links in the future,” comments Priority Networks Inc.
Priority Networks Inc says, “Consumers and companies may now view programs and data from anywhere on the planet, using any gadget with an internet connection, due to cloud networking. Cloud networking allows for “on-demand” access, which boosts workplace efficiency and cooperation. Because teams operating on the same document or project have their files centralized, they may collaborate more effectively.
Cloud computing can also gain from cutting-edge skills like artificial intelligence and machine learning because it provides the processing power required to run these programs anywhere. Uploading content to the cloud saves money and improves security. Maintaining and improving tools is less expensive when services and applications are centrally placed. On the other hand, end-to-end encryption and traceability are more accessible and successful in preventing network threats”.
5G And Wi-Fi
The best 5G networks will be at least ten times quicker than 4G LTE networks. The epidemic could hasten the adoption of 5G technology. China has around 700,000 5G base stations installed, in contrast to barely 50,000 in the United States. “This competition will last for several years until 5G is widely available around the world. Meanwhile, several providers have started installing and even giving Wi-Fi hot spots to help link youngsters while they are learning remotely. Many cloud providers and carriers are likely to deploy hotspots in previously unplanned locations,” says Priority Networks Inc.
Companies are under immense pressure to develop new tactics that provide the same security they have at the workplace to their now-remote workforce due to changing data traffic flows. Companies must ensure that hackers cannot obtain access to their networks via an employee’s local network. Carriers must also ensure that their residential data services are safe to ensure the safety of the millions of youngsters who are now using virtual connections to connect with their schools, teachers, and peers.
These improvements should be made while lowering the entire cost of maintaining and expanding high-speed networks. All of this necessitates a robust global telecommunications network continually striving to exceed capacity requirements.