Working from home is here to stay, according to experts

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Working from home is here to stay, according to experts

The number of employees who work from home is expected to increase substantially in South Africa following the COVID-19 lockdown.

This is the view of leading tech companies VMware, Micro Focus, Euphoria Telecoms, and SqwidNet, who spoke to MyBroadband about remote working in South Africa.
 

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One of my employer's top execs said he believes the days of most of the staff working from the office are over.
Agreed. At least there is one good thing to come out of this. It will have negative affects on some areas like commercial property and those that provide corporate services like catering and cleaning, but we need to move on with the times and get out of the 1980s.
 

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The biggest challenge we have in SA is the lack of reliable and cost effective Internet. Companies are soon going to find out what a mess it is.
 

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Agreed. At least there is one good thing to come out of this. It will have negative affects on some areas like commercial property and those that provide corporate services like catering and cleaning, but we need to move on with the times and get out of the 1980s.
Sandton traffic may even become bearable.
 

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Does fibre still work during load-shedding if you can manage to power your ONT/router?

I know Cell-C LTE goes to a ball of #$%^ once it starts. Not sure about MTN.

A fully charged laptop can easily address the load-shedding, but I agree with the UPS backup option.
 

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Does fibre still work during load-shedding if you can manage to power your ONT/router?

I know Cell-C LTE goes to a ball of #$%^ once it starts. Not sure about MTN.

A fully charged laptop can easily address the load-shedding, but I agree with the UPS backup option.
That was random.
 

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You clearly don't have a MECER 2400VA

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I actually do :( but the batteries are borked and when I had money at the beginning of the year load shedding made them only arrive in 21 to 25 days, than the Rona hit and I can't get any.
 

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Does fibre still work during load-shedding if you can manage to power your ONT/router?

I know Cell-C LTE goes to a ball of #$%^ once it starts. Not sure about MTN.

A fully charged laptop can easily address the load-shedding, but I agree with the UPS backup option.
Mine has always worked through load shedding. Also a fully charged laptop can cover CPT load shedding. Johannesburg's 4 1/2 hour ones push it's limit
 

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Working from home is here to stay, according to experts

The number of employees who work from home is expected to increase substantially in South Africa following the COVID-19 lockdown.

This is the view of leading tech companies VMware, Micro Focus, Euphoria Telecoms, and SqwidNet, who spoke to MyBroadband about remote working in South Africa.
Sounds like a top-down push for 5G i.e. ubiquitous, networks.

Priming the hapless consumer into thinking he is the one demanding it.
 

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Does fibre still work during load-shedding if you can manage to power your ONT/router?

I know Cell-C LTE goes to a ball of #$%^ once it starts. Not sure about MTN.

A fully charged laptop can easily address the load-shedding, but I agree with the UPS backup option.
Our fibre works just fine when there is load shedding. Webafrica has always said that the speeds may slow down during load shedding but it never has.
 

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One potential downside is if companies start to go the next step and convert work from home employee headcount into freelancers, saves them the benefits expenses like medical aid.
 
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