The Covid-19 crisis has tested every industry’s strengths and weaknesses, and then put them under a microscope and displayed them for the world to see. This has been especially true for the communication network industry. Amazon and Netflix, among others, have had to throttle the quality of their video streams in order to manage demand.
Some regions of the world have fared better than others; the U.S. has not been a shining example in broadband as Zoom meetings, TV streaming and at-home gaming services have all been competing for precious bandwidth.
This drain on bandwidth has led to a clamor of interest in 5G technology.