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Peruvian Whatsapp use up 164% in April

Tuesday 14 April 2020 | 12:00 CET | News
Peruvian telecommunications regulator Osiptel announced that use of the Whatsapp messaging application soared by 164 percent in the first week of April compared to the week before the country's coronavirus lockdown (09-15 March). In its latest update, the watchdog said internet consumption nationwide on both mobile and fixed networks from 30 March to 05 April had lower growth levels compared to the first two weeks of lockdown, rising by 13 percent and 31 percent respectively.

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