When the going gets tough… the flexible network gets going

By Dudy Cohen

Are you planning on working at home sometime soon?

Are you working from home today?

Are you working at home right now and for the foreseeable future?

During this time of uncertainty, in many places the answer to these questions is a resounding YES. More and more people around the globe are choosing to, or being forced to, work from home. And when it comes to working from home, connectivity is the name of the game. Broadband connectivity.

Collaboration, video conferencing, remote access and cloud-based services and applications are a critical part of our day-to-day work – and are even more critical when working from home.

These applications require broadband connectivity, fixed or mobile, and lots of it.

But what if a large group of people starts working from home all at once?

What if an entire town, city or region starts working from home at the same time?

These non-fictional scenarios pose a grave challenge to network operators. Sudden and huge hikes in usage stretch network capacity and scalability.

This is where a flexible network infrastructure comes to the rescue. You need an architecture in which you can increase the capacity in your network without having to go through the entire plan-order-ship-install-provision cycle. This is the only alternative in which you, as a service provider, can cope with an unforeseen and dramatic jump in broadband consumption.

This is not only about epidemic or pandemic situations. It’s also about sporting events, music events or any other events that cause people to gather in a certain place or consume particular content in a specific time frame.

When you plan your network, you do not want to overinvest and make the network “peak-event-proof” all the time. You do, however, want to make sure your network is flexible and scalable enough to answer peak demand with minimum effort.

So, when the going gets tough… your network should be flexible enough to keep your customers happy!

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