Country's internet usage booming during lockdown

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 2 Apr 2020, 7:37PM
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(Photo / Getty)

Country's internet usage booming during lockdown

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 2 Apr 2020, 7:37PM

Our daily broadband usage has absolutely skyrocketed thanks to all of us being confined to our homes all day.

Spark says every day is a weekend when it comes to internet usage

Spark's technology director Mark Beder told Heather du Plessis-Allan that across the country, there was a 27 per cent increase during peak on Friday night - more than during the Rugby World Cup.

"It's starting to stabilise a lot more during peak. Peak for us is between 7 and 11pm."

The release of Call of Duty on Friday may have had an impact on the increases. 

Beder says he does not think that people will experience any stress on their networks.