- Brazilian used to access internet at night; coronavirus is changing it;
- Operators increase broadband with lockdown.
People used to access the internet more at night, especially at 8 pm. However, the demand to stay at home due to the coronavirus outbreak meant that the peak of access became during the day in Brazil, as reported by Valor Econômico.
Because of the required quarantines and home office practices, Brazilian telecom regulator agency requested operators to increase the speed of the network. The agency also suggests a series of measures to deal with high demand, including the release of Wifi networks in certain public places and flexible payment terms in cases of defaulting consumers in areas under travel restrictions. So far, Claro and Oi have joined the initiative and will increase broadband.
The peak of access from homes is gradually shifting to morning and afternoon and telecom operators, as well as internet and content providers, have started to mobilize since the weekend to try to ensure that Brazilian users get browse networks with more capacity and speed. They also release more news and entertainment channels to the public, encouraging the stay-at-home movement to flatten the coronavirus curve.
Speaking of television in the country, the Brazilian streaming service Globoplay opened all its children’s programming for 30 days, according to O Globo media outlet. The six Telecine channels either. Pay TV operator Net has released all of its channels. Sky TV opened the signal for 70 channels in all; Oi TV, for ten channels, including children’s; and Claro TV will also open up a wider range of options.