Resilience in the COVID-19 Era
CommScope's COVID-19 Customer & Partner Hub
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the strength and reliability of networks are paramount, as they are keeping people connected while they are physically apart.
CommScope was built for times like these, always pushing the boundaries of technology to create the world’s most advanced networks. Never have those networks been so tested -- and so critical to global connectivity.
Here you will find information about CommScope’s global response to COVID-19, as well as resources and guidance from our subject matter experts. This site will be updated regularly for your reference.
CommScope customers: Your Sales representative can provide detail on current and future orders. If you have questions, don’t hesitate to contact CommScope Sales or Customer Service.
Tracking Bandwidth Consumption – Start of the Roaring ‘20s
Post-pandemic, we believe that we will see a new normal, especially in the upstream. Dive deeper in this blog post for a look at how the pandemic impacted traffic levels.
COVID and Broadband Networks: A Year Later
The COVID-19 pandemic has been one of the most disruptive forces in the history of broadband. The world changed overnight, and service providers had to contend with massive increases in video and internet usage. Read this blog to find out exactly what changed and how it will affect the future of broadband networks.
Webinar: What’s Next on the Funding Horizon for K-12: Stimulus Funding vs E-Rate
April 28, 2021 - During this event, we’ll answer questions about existing stimulus funding available through CARES and subsequent aid packages, update you on planned stimulus legislation, discuss what is really on the horizon for the K-12 sector and connect you to professional resources available through the RUCKUS Grants Support Program.
8 tips for avoiding IT staff burnout during a pandemic
CommScope CIO Karen Renner contributed ideas to this CIO.com article for supporting staff during a prolonged Work From Home situation.
Podcast: Closing the digital divide during COVID-19
CommScope's Morgan Kurk and Dave Wright join the podcast to discuss challenges service providers face in delivering rural broadband services, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, they explain how the Universal Service Fund can support programs to address rural connectivity, and how CommScope is working with service providers to close the digital divide.
CommScope Powers Entertainment Studio’s Comedy Fundraiser for Hunger Relief
Entertainment Studios’ selected CommScope’s software to power its comedy festival fundraiser that provided millions of meals to families affected by COVID-19 across the country.
Why your internet still works
CommScope’s Tom Cloonan explains how COVID-19 is showing us how important connectivity is and where opportunities for network innovation lie for a new connected world.
Strategies for meeting network demand
CommScope’s Tom Cloonan explains how service providers can manage the COVID-19 bandwidth surge in the near and long term.
CommScope community response to COVID-19
CommScope is donating talent, time and treasure to help with some of the greatest humanitarian needs.
Wireless to the rescue in a small Texas town
CommScope’s Heather Williams speaks with Broadband Technology Report (BTR) about the broadband connectivity gap heightened by school closures amidst the COVID-19 crisis – and how CommScope and Nextwave stepped in to help students in one Texas community.
Coronavirus: Internet data traffic spikes in S’pore as more work from home
Alper Turken shares with The Straits Times how you can free up network congestion with some helpful tips during this time while working remotely.
Average network speeds in peak hours since India lockdown down 36% vs Feb average: Tutela
Mobile data usage during lockdown period has surged by 16% in India, and accordingly to study, telecom network average peak hour speeds has plummeted by up to 36%. Gary Newbold explains upload/download capacity in home networks in this The Economic Times story.
Staying connected with Wi-Fi during COVID-19
CommScope is proud to announce we have donated 150 RUCKUS access points and 200 PoE switches to the Information Technology Disaster Resource Center, a non-profit that provides communication needs to first responders and communities affected by natural disasters across the U.S.
How home connectivity has been a lifeline during COVID-19
In this Light Reading article, Charles Cheevers, chief technology officer for CommScope’s Home Networks segment, gives insight into normal usage patterns versus the recent surges due to more people being at home.
CFX Tech: The Chain
Cablefax recently spoke to several companies about the impact of COVID-19 on their supply chain. Gordon Robb, senior vice president of Global Operations at CommScope shares how we’ve benefited from a broad manufacturing and operations footprint.
Four tips for improving network connectivity while working from home
Our networks, and sometimes our patience, are tested as more people work from home and compete for connectivity. Morgan Kurk, our chief technology officer, feels your pain and shares a few tips to help with connectivity issues during the current crisis.
We're Online More Than Ever Right Now. Can the Internet Itself Keep Up?
Time magazine discusses with industry leaders, including CommScope’s CTO, Morgan Kurk, if the Internet is ready for the sudden surge in activity and the millions of Americans who lack high-speed Internet access and how the recent shift to work or learn remotely is affecting them.
Neighbors Helping Neighbors with Wi-Fi Hot Spots: The Quarantine Edition
In times of natural disasters and crises, one of the critical needs that is often overlooked is communications. In this blog, Heather Williams explains how Nextwave Wireless and CommScope teamed up to build a Wi-Fi homework hot spot.