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It's impossible to ignore the impact of the global pandemic and lockdown on networking technology. Below, find some of the basic trends for 2021.

Ongoing Teleworking
As the planet starts to recover from COVID-19, many people are back to their workplaces. Still, many of them remain at home as the pandemic is not fully over yet. It creates a need for new remote solutions. Also, it creates a higher demand for teleworking. It's becoming a new normal. The primary trend is telehealth. It allows obtaining quick aid and medical counseling without having to attend doctors in-person, taking certain risks. The basic obstacles that have to be removed involve unstable connectivity. The providers of such services should guarantee credible, safe connection that maintains high-bandwidth apps like video conferencing.

IoT/Edge Networking
COVID-19 made companies turn super creative in the ways they achieve end-users and support workers across the globe. Many firms that have parking for their clients are setting up wireless spots to triage new clients and control anti-pandemic preventive and safety measures. Security is the top priority for many fields today. One survey asked business organizations about their primary challenges with having staff work remotely, and 66 percent of them named security risks.

 

Hybrid Working
Distant employment wiped out the traditional approach to working. Some organizations even do not plan to go back; they prefer the "new normal." The best compromise is to combine office work with one from home. Business entities have recognized the ill-impacts of choosing only one employment scheme. Staff today can work from anywhere, including stores and parks, as free Wi-Fi connection is becoming highly accessible. The only pitfall is a security breach as personnel uses different working apps like CRM, SEO tools, messengers, CMS, and writing services from different locations, including public places. Cisco, in their study, mentioned that an average of 4.7 times more staff is working from home compared to the pre-pandemic times

 

Wi-Fi of Sixth Generation
Wi-Fi 6 is the future of the internet. Its developers promise that it will work faster than the previous version. They also add that Wi-Fi Six is highly reliable and efficient. However, there are still many issues to solve. They include drop-in service quality, grown traffic congestion, and certain restrictions on performance. ABI research proves the significance of this trend. Users with restricted info plans tend to connect to Wi-Fi while staying at home or on the streets. They do that to overcome such restrictions. Mobile internet is not the best solution as it consumes plenty of energy and money. Some sources claim that mobile offload will go up from sixty percent to sixty-three percent by 2021.

 

5G to Finally Step in
In addition to 5G, they promise to start working on 6G immediately. It is critical to replace outdated software and gadgets with up-to-date solutions. It includes expenses, gadgets, devices connected to Wi-Fi, internet-of-things scanners, printers, fax, and more. 5G is a hundred times quicker than 4G. It'll drive the modifications of the next generation.

5G Networking

 

Artificial Intelligence (AI) to Bring Digital Transformation<BR>Some of the novelties associated with AI tech involve IoT-based self-driving cars. Such technologies are designed to define real-time traffic and identify any threatening activities. One of the examples is the so-called Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS). The goal of artificial intelligence is to gather information in real-time and brace organizations for prominent events. While distant working is at its peak and people are looking forward to the benefits of the 5G network, it is vital to present AI-based networks to secure and speed up all operations.

 

Intent-Based Networking<BR>This method eliminates the gap between information technologies (IT) and business. Networking teams have plenty of tasks in 2021. One of them is to provide virtual segmentation of the internet for the devices from the remaining network. It's necessary to develop safe zones known as Microsegments to make it possible for the internet-of-things gadgets to function within a single corporate network.

 

Active Adaptation of Cloud
IT decision-makers are opting for cloud services to empower business stability. Distributed cloud is the future of networking tech. It stands for delivering such services to different places around the globe. Organizations today apply a multiple cloud method to monitor and control workload, apps, and information across the public cloud.

 

Verdict
Modern trends in networking technologies offer plenty of perks. For instance, innovative solutions stand for flexibility, enhanced safety, and expenses decrease. The COVID-19 pandemic has only accelerated the digital transformation, and firms must stay on the wave.

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