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Sixty-Week Delay on Router Orders Shows Scale of Chip Crisis

  • Router-makers including Zyxel report much longer lead times
  • Chip shortage effects cascade into multiple product markets
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Explain This: Global Computer Chip Shortages
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Broadband providers are seeing delays of more than a year when ordering internet routers, becoming yet another victim of chip shortages choking global supply chains and adding challenges for millions still working from home.

Carriers have been quoted order times as long as 60 weeks, more than doubling previous waits, according to people familiar with the matter, who asked not to be named because the discussions are private.