What are the lessons of COVID-19 for broadband operators and legislators?
The COVID-19 pandemic has shone a spotlight on the vital role of broadband in society. Fixed broadband networks have helped governments protect their citizens and economies. However, unconnected and underserved households have been economically disadvantaged and lacked access to potentially life-saving information and certainly life-enhancing e-health, e-learning and social connectivity.
This white paper examines the role of broadband during COVID-19 lockdowns, the new normals in digital behavior that have turned capacity planning on its head, and the implications for the future of fixed broadband. It introduces the Nokia Country Broadband Health Index as a tool to help understand and prioritize broadband investment to better protect citizens and economies.
Research Analyst, European Infrastructure Group
Cloud Market Development
Head of Software Industry Iniatives
It is clear from the first Nokia 5G Maturity Index that operators have plenty of ambition for 5G. However, most acknowledge they are uncertain about the actions they must take to achieve their goals.
Senior Principal Analyst, Analysys Mason
“It is clear from the first Nokia 5G Maturity Index that operators have plenty of ambition for 5G….
However, most acknowledge they are uncertain about the actions they must take to achieve their goals.”