What will the future of Internet with fiber look like for home providers?

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It is always difficult to predict the future, especially when things are changing so rapidly. Over the past year, the pandemic has forced us to be more connected and innovative than ever before. In fact, the data show that our current health crisis has resulted in significant technological advances that we would not otherwise have expected to see for several more years.

On the one hand, this is great news for all those obsessed with technology. But it also means that FTTH (fiber to the home) providers, business owners and anyone else will struggle to keep up. We may not know exactly what the future holds for the Internet we constantly use. However, here are some predictions of what we might expect to see.

Demand for fiber-to-the-home providers is likely to increase as remote work continues to impact business and individual continues to impact business and individual needs.

One of the most profound developments of 2020 was our transition from commuting to an office to working remotely, from home. When companies were forced to close due to COVID-19, workers had to adapt to working from home. As such, the need for a reliable and secure Internet connection became even more pronounced. The same applies to constant access to shared data in the cloud.

But even as the state of alarm we had before the pandemic begins to fade, remote work will most likely continue to prevail. Many companies continue to offer work-from-home options for employees, both for security reasons and to provide a better work/life balance. As a result, the demand for cloud and fiber optic connectivity for telecom providers and operators is likely to increase in the coming months and years.

Cloud connectivity can provide secure and reliable access to the Internet, while cloud storage can ensure that data can be more easily shared (or protected) when staff members are dispersed and not all in the office. Fast Internet connections are essential, which means fiber-to-the-home providers will be more in demand as workers make their home offices more permanent. And while single-mode fibers are used for most communication links over 1,000 meters, fiber-optic Internet providers can further gear up to provide connections for home use, rather than equipping large office buildings.

Increased use of mobile devices will drive the need for high-rise or tower services

Smartphone use skyrocketed over the past year, and social networking and data usage reached new highs during the height of the pandemic. While we are beginning to rejoin the “real world,” our new normal will likely involve an even more pronounced reliance on mobile devices.

Our phones may have provided a sense of connection while we remained isolated, but most people won’t give that up even when we return to work and social settings. As such, tower network services will become even more important. These services provide stronger connections to areas in need, particularly in rural areas of countries, so it makes sense that demand for towering is increasing. And as more people eschew laptops and desktops in favor of smartphones and tablets, fast services will support our 5G networks that will deliver the speed and consistency customers want.

IoT and automation will keep us connected and efficient

When we look to the future of the Internet, the allure of IoT (Internet of Things) and automation cannot be ignored. Although it may sound like a science fiction novel, we are putting smart devices and automation to good use in both our personal and professional lives. With more home devices designed to connect to the Internet, we need the reliability offered by fiber from fiber optic providers to ensure that those connections are not interrupted. And while automation may strike fear in many, it could support our quest to become leaders in efficiency and innovation, and could change the way we use the Internet on a regular basis.

These predictions show the importance of fiber for FTTH providers, towering services and cloud connectivity. To learn more about the Internet services we provide and how they can meet your needs in the near future, contact us today.

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