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Spanish operators issue joint call for 'rational and responsible' use of networks during coronavirus lockdown

Monday 16 March 2020 | 09:37 CET | News
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In a joint statement, Movistar (Telefonica), Orange, Vodafone, Masmovil and Euskaltel said fixed and mobile telecommunications networks are already experiencing a traffic explosion, with fixed networks seeing traffic increases of nearly 40 percent in recent days while mobile use has surged by around 50 percent in voice and 25 percent in data. Similarly, traffic from instant messaging tools such as Whatsapp has increased fivefold, while that of remote working tools such as Skype and Webex has risen fourfold, they said.

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Companies: Euskaltel / Masmovil / Movistar Spain / Orange Spain / Skype / Telefonica / Vodafone Spain
Countries: Spain
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