COVID-19 has turned out to be the world’s largest work from home experience.
While the whole world is practising social distancing, Man, a social animal, needs to stay connected. We have to stay connected to know what is happening in our neighbourhood, the instructions from the government agencies, any updates from the healthcare workers and also to complete our own day today activities.
Everyone is putting their best foot forward in the fight against Corona. The healthcare people, police personnel, sanitary workers and et al. Staying indoors is a big challenge. “Necessity is the mother of invention”, even the petty shops are taking orders on WhatsApp and delivers through Dunzo and takes payment on PayTM.
With the lockdown the roads are deserted and no traffic but there is a high network traffic. The infra structure service providers and network engineers working hard to ensure the more than 112% increase in usage.
There is global sudden surge of 70% internet usage. Streaming – live shows and video conferencing has gone up by 60%. There is an increase in downloading Zoom, NetFlix, Microsoft Team and live TV streaming apps. Businesses are using remote collaborating applications with their entire operation going online. Also, an increase in Wi-Fi usage and considerable drop in mobile data usage. Most importantly WhatsApp and Facebook usage has been high during the day.
Is our broadband / internet connectivity strong enough to support this surge is a mind-boggling question. And the answer is YES. The datacentres, network service providers are confident of handling any increase in demand. Along with the healthcare professionals, are the Network engineers who are helping us stay at home.
Thanks to all the IT Infrastructure service providers who are making the world’s first and largest Work From Home experience a reality.