Remote Work After COVID-19


By Jayne MillerDec 28, 2020


Our interests often find a way into our research. And that happened in 2020, as our genuine curiosity around the future of the workplace came up across our research catalog.

We covered COVID-related changes in bandwidth demand, WAN-related challenges to going remote, and data center impacts—all relevant topics to the evolution of the modern office.

It's no surprise, then, that we were fascinated by a new analysis of 800 different jobs.

This McKinsey article explored the potential for remote work across different industries and common office tasks, looking for clues about what cultural changes brought on by COVID might stick around.

You can find this and other worthy articles below.

What’s next for remote work: An analysis of 2,000 tasks, 800 jobs, and nine countries

Flag this long read for your holiday break. McKinsey recently released a deep dive into remote work, pondering the extent to which it will exist beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you're into this, you might also be into our latest WAN Manager Podcast, which considers many of the same questions and looks back at how the WAN handled remote work in 2020.

5G is the Fastest Growing Mobile Technology in History

In Q3 2020, an additional 29 5G networks went live, bringing the total to 143 5G commercial networks globally. This number is expected to reach 180 by the end of 2020. Read more in this StreetInsider piece.

Q3 telco revenue growth belies soaring costs, legacy debt woes

Here's a follow-up to our piece on Zimbabwe's dual crisis of an ongoing economic meltdown and the COVID-19 outbreak. The telecom industry reported a surge in revenues in Q3 2020, but experts warn the sector has a long way to go before they're in the clear.

Monaco Telecom: The Small Telco Making its Mark

Earlier this year, Monaco Telecom entered Malta’s communications sector when it acquired Vodafone Malta.

While its domestic operations are fairly small, the company now has three sizeable overseas businesses as subsidiaries. Get acquainted with the little telco that could.

CNBC Explains: The fight over the internet, under the sea

The ocean is home to more than 700,000 miles of submarine cables that carry the internet worldwide. (But if you're a TeleGeography reader, you probably already knew that.)

This CNBC explainer is an excellent crash course in big happenings under the sea. And a shout-out out to our submarine cable FAQs for more cable basics.

Think you've got something that should be on our monthly reading list? Tweet it to us @TeleGeography.


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