This year, the pandemic forced many of us to work from home, changing the way we consume online content and services. Sudden shifts have settled into long-term habits, and technology has helped us with this transition. Ciena (NASDAQ:CIEN, news, filings) has compiled data from across the United States (U.S.), United Kingdom (UK), Latin America, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), and Japan, on how technology has supported the new normal throughout 2021.

Findings – all accessible in this infographic – reveal survey sentiment around the IoT and smart device use in our daily lives, the role of 5G to help close the digital divide, and the desire for a more energy-efficient, futuristic internet.

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