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Work from home: Service providers boost networks as internet demand set to rise

Many people will be relying on the internet for work, business and home deliveries and possibly entertainment over the next three weeks as the national lockdown begins on Thursday midnight.

READ: Ramaphosa announces 21-day nationwide lockdown

Will all this internet traffic put a strain on our online access?

Joanne Joseph spoke to Techcentral founder and editor Duncan Mcleod to find out.

He says mobile networks may experience more of a demand as many South Africans do not have a fixed line connection at home.

I know that both MTN and Vodacom have come out already and said that they believe that they can handle it and they have bolstered the networks in certain areas in anticipation of further demand from people connecting to the internet from home.

Duncan McLeod, Founder and Editor - Techcentral

So I think we are probably not going to see much disruption if any through this period.

Duncan McLeod, Founder and Editor - Techcentral

Perhaps we will see some slight slow down in accessing mobile networks but my anticipation is that the networks are going to hold up pretty well.

Duncan McLeod, Founder and Editor - Techcentral

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