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Corona Impact on Telecoms

“Physical distancing” is key to slowing the spread of the Corona virus and people turn to the phone to stay in touch with colleagues, family and friends. This trend is clearly visible in communication networks – for example, a European tier-1 operator sees roughly 40% more call attempts and almost 50% longer call durations compared to beginning of the year. This trend puts networks to the test. Today’s graphic shows: The network overload ratio is also climbing, i.e. the amount of buffering in routers and other network elements.

I hope you’re well. Stay safe,

Carsten