This is bad news for those planning to buy routers. Bloomberg warned that delays related to chip availability translate into low availability of the router itself. Taking Zyxel as an example, it can be seen that in the era of remote work, the demand for equipment is almost twice as high as before, so sometimes it is impossible to simply buy them.
As a result, some customers who are waiting for a router in their new residence, for example, have to expect delays. Although in this case, the analysis is based on circumstances outside of Poland, over time, this kind of influence may also be felt in our country. The problem is the disruption of the supply chain and the consequences of the suspension of production when the coronavirus pandemic began last year.
Adtran, another network equipment manufacturer, said it avoided similar problems by more than doubling its inventory and logistics capabilities. Among other things, this goal was achieved thanks to the expansion of the UK warehouse network.
As far as Zyxel is concerned, even the delivery of the equipment that has already been delivered proved to be a problem. Another delay was caused by the Ever Ever ship blocking the Suez Canal and transporting one of the ships. The problem is not just the router.You must also consider latency Consider buying a host.