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Brazil’s internet can handle the Covid-19 crisis, say officials

With the uptick of people using streaming services during self-isolation, there was a fear that Brazil's internet would not be up to the task

With the uptick of people using streaming services during self-isolation, there was a fear that Brazil's internet would not be up to the task. Officials say there is nothing to worry about Anucha Cheechang
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The Brazilian in-person economy is being essentially shut down, as state administrations impose restrictions on movement and commerce. Millions of people are now working remotely, and streaming services are offering free content for the population to endure its self-isolation. However, with so many people online, the question now is how well the network will handle this unprecedented demand. Internet traffic has significantly jumped in Brazil during the month of March, to 11 terabits per second (Tbps).

For Brazilian regulators, however, there is no need to worry. They say the Brazilian network has more than enough room to support the...

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