It has now been about a year since COVID-19 began wreaking havoc. Any discussion of COVID-19 vis a vis the telecom industry is trivial in comparison to the loss and devastation that the virus has brought to so many. That said, the one-year anniversary is as good a time as any to look back and see how the pandemic has affected our behaviors and the industry’s ability to respond to this new reality.
COVID-19 has affected nearly every aspect of our lives, from the way we work to the way we enjoy our time off. Among the telecom-related changes that the virus has brought us, perhaps the three most significant are:
- A greater focus on increasing internet bandwidth
- Accelerating 5G deployments to provide a high-speed internet alternative
- Improving household internet with fiber-to-the-home (FTTH)
Ethernity Networks Ltd (LON:ENET) is a leading provider of networking and security software solutions on Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs), incorporated into SoCs, SmartNICs, and network appliances. Ethernity was founded in 2004 and has its technology deployed in over 600K systems worldwide, connecting over 100M end users.