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Covid-19 puts pressure on telecoms networks, driving demand for network parts

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TXO Systems (TXO), a supplier of refurbished fixed line and mobile telecom network parts, has seen a 25% increase in global demand for network equipment throughout February, March and April, as telecoms operators look to manage supply chain disruption and fluctuating traffic levels during the current virus-stricken situation.

Over the past few weeks, the unprecedented effects of Covid-19 have put more pressure on the telecommunications networks, which are supporting emergency, business and domestic broadband services. The spare supply of equipment across the industry has been stretched.

“Over the past three months we’ve seen telecoms operators focusing less on purchasing equipment for new deployments of 5G or FTTx, more on replenishing their stock of current equipment to support resilience and mitigate against network outages,”says Kieran Crawford, Group Sales Director, at TXO Systems. “The sharpest rise in requests we’ve seen has been for optical modules, which can increase network capacity and ensure that networks can handle high and unpredictable traffic demands.”

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