The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the frustrations that poor connectivity in a home office can wreak on online meetings. The ramifications of a weak connection in a Small-Office and Home-Office (or SOHO) does not end there: imagine the consequences for a software development shop failing to deploy time-sensitive software for its clients, or a realtor or lawyer failing to close an important transaction on time, or a Zoom call dropping out in the middle of a critical conversation with a potential client.

The reliability of networks has become vital as remote working and tele-working look poised to become the new normal for many workers in a post-pandemic world, including the massive volumes of business-critical activity happening on SOHO networks. With that in mind, a group of researchers from the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Ottawa have forged a partnership with RabbitRun Technologies to advance network connectivity for the SOHO market.

“Our product is designed to provide the same reliability enterprises demand from their corporate office networks to the rapidly expanding SOHO market,” said Eric Hernaez, CEO of RabbitRun Technologies. “This innovative partnership promises to discover new ways to further enhance our customers’ SOHO network performance.”

The partnership will help develop Machine Learning-enabled solutions for making SOHO networks more resilient to a multitude of unanticipated circumstances, such as network outages, power failures, congested paths, and cybersecurity attacks. The partnership will leverage the programmability of software-defined wide area networks (SD-WAN) to add intelligence and self-adaptivity into SOHO networks.

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