SMOAD Networks

January 12, 2022

Why does 2022 scream (SING) connectivity?

With the world through a phase of constant adaptations, with the advent of new ways to work, the inevitable necessity for prime connectivity arises automatically. The economy has shifted towards industries that were never in the spotlight before and people have started including an “office room” in the designs for their homes. The concept of the workplace has become so agile that offices have turned into extensions of every construction that is happening.

With the widespread placements of employees and with organisations moving towards perpetual work from home and agile organisations, the next big question is, how are we going to connect all the employees, operations, data and applications seamlessly with each other? 

The organisations are going to be as effective as their communications and operations just as strong as their connectivity. This is a huge feat, even though the world needs it badly, the big question is, how are we going to do it?

Below are some of the many instances in which we think the big connectivity question is going to be addressed. Our thorough study on how service providers are going to face this challenge and help their clients achieve an optimal connectivity solution.

1) 5G FWA will hit the home run as the best last-mile option.

On the Fastlane to becoming the fastest-growing residential broadband segment, with projections exceeding 58 million subscribers by 2026. 5G aims at bringing easy connectivity throughout locations. 5G will prove to play a very crucial part in expanding the job opportunities in rural areas, increasing connectivity for organisations throughout multiple locations and it will give rise to official setups to boom over in places where connectivity has been a major issue. Nowadays with the current work from anywhere environment, 5G will enable users to get the plug to work set up they would need.

5G doesn’t limit itself to be provided by only mobile network operators but it also can be provided via classic wireline providers. With governments from all over the world backing 5G and opening their doors to establishing 5G network infrastructure which will enable the usage of the network. With the ultimate ability to support gigabit speeds, it will likely compete head-to-head with existing wireline and broadband services even with locations where connectivity is not an issue.

2) The rise of Edge computing into day-to-day activities.

Represented as the fourth major paradigm shift in modern computing, which began with mainframes in the 1950s and 1960s. It has now culminated to the place where Edge is out and ready to be used by everybody. One can say without hesitation that the cloud has dramatically changed the IT Landscape.

Edge computing ideally places all the analytics, computing and storage physically closer to where it needs to happen. Edge uses a mesh network of microdata centres that process and react to data locally; in effect, creating smaller “Clouds” at the Edge. This reduces the expenses incurred on sending data back and forth, to and from centralized data centres, but it’s expected to result in a massive number, potentially millions, of micro data centres that will be popping up just anywhere.

3) Businesses turning towards broadband for connectivity.

Even though broadband has been available in the business landscape for a long time now, this is the perfect moment when all businesses will turn towards the most easily available form of connectivity “The Broadband”. The soaring requirement of the usage of “online” applications and an inevitable necessity for the cloud-first approach, along with Microservices and APIs, has increased the demand for video due to the sudden shift to work from home, and the growth of IoT “things”, have all culminated in businesses needing faster, easier and lower-cost methods for connecting to the internet.
The unparalleled beauty of SD-WAN combines multiple broadband and LTE connections to deliver high quality, reliable network connectivity that is more agile and less expensive – Significantly so.

4) Legacy OSS/BSS will be dominated by RPA and Hyper-Automation.

Even though the breakthrough in multiple systems is godly, many offices remain outdated- creating service bottlenecks that impact performance. All legacy-based organisations are facing problems that are too big to ignore. Even when companies strive to break through and to carry their team and operations on a higher scale, being able to sustain it for longer periods and properly laying out the roadmap has become hard. Many critical systems which carry organisations, businesses and even cities are pretty outdated and error-prone, which in turn results in provisioning departments buried in unanswered emails, unreturned phone calls and sticky note reminders. This has always resulted in customers waiting a long time for their response and delivery and a lot of mistakes along the way.

The reason for this is mostly that the legacy systems were never designed to take the workload as it is required in today’s scenario. This would have been relevant before but not anytime now. Now hyper-automation will work like steroids for this system where the orchestrated use of multiple technologies, tools or platforms to rapidly identify, automate and enable better productivity, getting the legacy ready to fight the wars of today’s business landscape.

The changes that had to happen have already started on a large scale across the globe. Companies are turning to better connectivity solutions to get a head start and catch up on what they have been turning a blind eye to all this while. There is no doubt why 2022 screams connectivity.