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In the wake of the Covid-19 crisis, organisations globally have implemented remote-working policies to ensure business continuity. There has also been a surge in OTT content usage and an increase in Internet traffic due to online classes. As a result, networks are strained. Considering this will become a new normal, are service providers prepared to shoulder the load?
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23 Mar 2020 10 Mins Read 5 comments
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‘Keep the Americans connected’ – that’s the pledge FCC chairman Ajit Pai has urged the Internet service providers (ISPs) in the US to take during the time of crisis. The global pandemic, which has brought lives and businesses to a standstill, is spreading rapidly as you read this. Things will never be the same again, as highlighted in
the new normal, so will be the trend of large-scale digital-first events. Traffic from other activities such as OTT video streaming and online gaming will continue to increase in parallel. What started as a one-off Black Swan event may turn into flocks, making them a new normal. Surely, exciting times lie ahead. (Graphics by Sadhana Saxena)
‘Keep the Americans connected’ – that’s the pledge FCC chairman Ajit Pai has urged the Internet service providers (ISPs) in the US to take during the time of crisis. The global pandemic, which has brought lives and businesses to a standstill, is spreading rapidly as you read this. Things will never be the same again, as highlighted in the new normal, so will be the trend of large-scale digital-first events. Traffic from other activities such as OTT video streaming and online gaming will continue to increase in parallel. What started as a one-off Black Swan event may turn into flocks, making them a new normal. Surely, exciting times lie ahead. (Graphics by Sadhana Saxena)

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