Broadband has become an important staple in day-to-day life, making it possible for people to stay connected. Connections are vital for family, friends, and everyone who needs access to services such as education, healthcare and banking. The internet offers a way for people to apply for jobs, do homework, stream the latest binge-worthy TV series, and play video games.
However, the digital divide between urban and rural areas remains significant. According to FCC data, only 77.7% of people in rural areas have access to broadband versus 98.5% in urban and suburban areas. The issue gets more pronounced as we look at the situation globally. The contrast of this digital divide has become dramatically starker with the expedited shift to remote learning, working, ordering groceries, accessing telemedicine, and automated and autonomous farming to name a few.
One of the challenges with the Connectivity network is to ensure that the networks are sustainable. Data centers consume a considerable amount of energy for operation and thus having a sustainable plan for the operation of networks from data centers to basic connectivity networks will ensure the success of the networks.
Success of the Connectivity and Telecom ecosystem is based on the fact that there are many players in the domain, who help grow the market. Vendor diversity will also ensure that the overall cost of operation is reduced while performance significantly improves. This becomes vital for the success of reaching network connectivity globally.