June 4, 2020
The recent events across the globe has altered how we do business, with entire countries forcing their population to live and work from home. We saw a year’s worth of bandwidth growth in a 2 week interval. How did our broadband infrastructure cope? We’ll take a look at what happened to our broadband networks around the globe. Network capacity planning is key to having sufficient headroom to withstand an unexpected jolt. We’ll review what happens when corners are cut. For operators with severely congested networks, we’ll take a look at some short-term fixes to give them a little breathing room for now. Finally, where is this going over the long run? We’ll discuss some bandwidth projections and some mid to long term migration strategies that operators should consider deploying before the next bandwidth surge hits.