The Covid-19 pandemic drastically changed the way business was done, serving as an accelerant in multiple ways. Spurring the adoption of telehealth and e-commerce, exacerbating pressure on essential workers, and making company operations more complex were just some of the forms the impact of the quarantine took. However, the greatest change brought about by the pandemic was without a doubt the rise, and now continuance even post-pandemic, or remote working, otherwise known as Work From Home (WFH).
Prior to the pandemic, only one-in-five say they worked from home all or most of the time. But once the quarantine began, that number jumped all the way up to 71 percent, with companies forced to spread the workforces out to avoid close contact. Even now though, as we begin to leave the pandemic in the past and return to some sense of normalcy, WFH remains more prominent than ever. Today, 16 percent of companies in the world are 100 percent remote, with 85 percent of managers believing that having teams with remote workers will become the new norm.
The main reason driving the continuation of WFH stems from the side of the employee, as 77 percent of remote workers say they’re more productive when working from home.This increased productivity in turn greatly benefits the company, allowing managers and CEOs to make the decision to stick with remote working.
However, efficiently adopting WFH takes the use of a multitude of digital devices and applications, much of which may be hard for companies to leverage adequately. For many businesses, the solution to this problem has come in the form of the recently rolled out 5G.
The faster data speeds and extremely low latency offered by the 5G technology dramatically improves performance of WFH business applications, making it easy for companies to allow their employees to remotely work. For example, 5G helps enable the cloud, effectively allowing the technology to flourish anywhere, making remote collaboration simple, increasing productivity.
On top of this, 5G optimizes video collaboration abilities, thanks to it’s improved speed and bandwidth. This allows for greater video quality with the absence of lag, as well as greater mobility where one can easily connect with their partners, stakeholders, and colleagues via video anytime, anywhere.
Finally, 5G also offers greater security, which is essential with a spread out workforce in a digital world where cybercrime is already on the rise. With 5G, organizations get better security for remote work environments, primarily because of the technology's relationship to cloud-based software, as encryption is built into 5G through anti-spoofing and anti-tracking tools.
Now, as the number of employees working remotely continues to grow, including employees who have a need for computing power for rich applications and multimedia services including video collaboration, augmented and virtual reality, interactive customer service platforms and more, businesses of all sizes are investing in driving more productivity with better tools and continuous connectivity, blending fixed fiber and wireless 5G.
Recently, Veea™ Inc., a leader in integrated smart edge connectivity, computing and security technologies for edge and cloud at Mobile World Congress introduced a new service offering, [email protected]™ as a companion to [email protected]™
"We welcome service providers to experience the power of Veea's [email protected] solution in Barcelona this week," said Allen Salmasi, Chairman and CEO of Veea. "The value proposition to service providers is clear: retain and grow existing business customers and attract new business customers with the most advanced 5G broadband access solution today that offers applications over an extensive mesh network.”
[email protected] is the ideal solution for service providers who are ready to monetize their investment in 5G infrastructure with an easy to sell, install, monitor, manage and grow their service bundles, including the STAX Smart Computing Hub, compatible across all major networks and application protocols. A stackable solution, this elegantly designed device is compact and scalable to suit the needs of the end users, whether they are working from home from a small office/home office (SOHO) or are in the company facilities.
Fitted with unique patented technologies, including a fully virtualized software environment with secure Docker containers for distributed computing, connectivity, application, and service mesh technology providing for improved capacity, coverage, and throughput for unlicensed band communications, and more.
[email protected] is an "All-in-One" Platform with Smart Computing Hubs (SCHs) for the Network Edge and includes in its "Secure, Connect & Compute" suite, solutions for high quality broadband access with value-added services offered through service providers over 5G networks.
[email protected] substantially minimizes the extent of internal development activities for a variety of businesses whether it is intended for a self-contained solution for certain use cases at its headquarters or to support its "remote offices" with a unique multi-access multi-WAN hybrid edge and cloud computing for edge applications, supporting highly advanced but with simplified networking ("Zero-Touch"), IoT gateway services with secure data processing & management, captive portal, vision analytics, machine learning, AI, distributed storage, service automation, digital display management and other applications, which are required for a variety of use cases at remote locations especially for broadly distributed private business networks.
Optionally, [email protected] may be offered with vTPN™ - an integrated enterprise-grade full security stack that incorporates a hybrid edge-cloud Next Generation Firewall (NGFW) and Zero Trust Networking Access (ZTNA) for "Data-in-Motion" offered on an end-to-end basis. Beyond vTPN, Veea along with a large network of its ecosystem partners have developed an extensive range of other applications and solutions that can be bundled with 5G broadband access by the service providers and offered on an end-to-end basis for a range of SMART verticals, as well as a variety of subsegments of these vertical markets.
Among the many features of Veea's [email protected] solution are highly integrated wireless and wired connectivity with advanced networking, enterprise-class tri-band Wi-Fi 6 mesh router with dual-WAN (wired and/or 4G/5G) connectivity and an IoT gateway, optional POE dock module with 5GB Ethernet port, as well as many more.
“The apps developed to date, for our groundbreaking Wi-Fi 6 mesh router with an integrated Linux server, will only grow as developers take advantage of Veea Developer Portal and the comprehensive set of tools made available for rapid app development,” said Salmasi. “ARPU will notably increase as customers enjoy the speed and reliability of the 5G broadband access and overtime subscribe to a variety of apps offered through the platform. Service providers can 'land and expand' and disrupt their competitors with a distributed edge-cloud architecture which drives enormous operational efficiencies, thus impacting the top and bottom lines."
Edited by Luke Bellos