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The telecom test

A nationwide lockdown is putting pressure on network



Business Standard Editorial Comment
With India under lockdown, online consumption has increased exponentially, thereby increasing the load on telecom infrastructure. Although there’s no official data yet on this, estimates suggest at least a 20 per cent jump in online use since work from home became the new normal and virtual is the only meeting ground. In that backdrop, streaming services Netflix and Amazon’s Prime Video as well as social media majors such as Facebook announced that they were cutting data use to help telecom firms decongest their networks. While that’s a good move to help companies, governments, entrepreneurs, doctors, students, and many others to

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First Published: Mar 30 2020 | 12:08 AM IST

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