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Coronavirus: Vodafone, O2 and other networks struggle amid huge surge in traffic; Mass outages come as containment measures see more people go online

Mar 19, 2020 - The Independent UK

Major phone networks and internet providers in the UK are suffering increased outages and down time due to a huge strain on their infrastructure caused by the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic.

Vodafone said it is experiencing a 30 per cent rise in internet use, while TalkTalk said traffic has risen 20 per cent since Monday.

The increased demand comes as more people are working remotely and self isolating in an effort to prevent the spread of the deadly virus.

A mass outage earlier...