Coronavirus causes double-digit increase in traffic; experts share fears of possible strain on internet

Coronavirus causes double-digit increase in traffic; experts share fears of possible strain on internet

- Concerns have been raised about the increased use of the internet as the coronavirus continues to spread all over the globe

- Streaming service providers have also reduced bandwidth use as they fight to prevent the spread of the virus

- Concerns about the excess use of bandwidth have led to concerns and various opinions have been shared in that regard

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Internet service providers in the United Kingdom (UK) have shared fears of a possible strain on the internet.

This, YEN.com.gh understands, is as a result of a spike in traffic as the coronavirus continues to spread all over the world.

Streaming services such as Netflix and Disney+ have reduced the use of bandwidth in a bid to prevent network congestion.

Coronavirus causes double-digit increase in traffic; experts share fears of possible strain on internet

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A CNBC report reveals that some experts have concluded network providers have adequate capacity to cope with the rise in traffic.

This notion has meanwhile been dispelled by others who believe maintaining such equipment may prove to be challenging.

Authorities in several countries around the world have implemented lockdowns, compelling employees to work from home and children to stop schooling.

For internet service providers, the spread of the coronavirus has led to an increase in broadband use.

BT reveals traffic on its fixed network has increased by about 60% and Vodafone has disclosed its traffic has increased by 50% in some markets.

Meanwhile, details coming in show that the sale of smartphones fell by 14% at the global level in February 2020.

The fall has been attributed to the spread of the coronavirus in China and several other countries all over the world.

According to Counterpoint Research, the new development could be the start of more declines in sales as more outbreaks are recorded all over the world.

The spread of the coronavirus has compelled Apple and other smartphone makers to close their stores in China.

Information available shows that Apple sold less than 500,000 smartphones in mainland China in February 2020.

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