Coronavirus: How the internet is coping with all your extra traffic | ZDNet

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From remote workers on Zoom to kids playing games, how broadband and mobile networks are dealing with the additional demand for connectivity.

The global coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic is forcing more employees to work from home everyday, and with each of us connecting to our household’s router to carry out record numbers of Zoom calls, the pressure on broadband networks to support unprecedented demand for connectivity is building up.

Toss in daily WhatsApp calls to check in on relatives, and streaming and gaming by kids unexpectedly at home from school, and it is easy to see that network providers are facing, in most countries, a growing conundrum. Ensuring reliable access to connectivity, and for all users – including those who struggle to pay their bills – all the while supporting much busier online traffic than usual, might require some creative solutions from operators.

Source: Coronavirus: How the internet is coping with all your extra traffic | ZDNet