Internet outages have hit record highs when the corona virus is shut down, so network companies don't make changes to meet the demand of more people who don't work at home.

According to US networking company ThousandEyes, network disruptions around the world started to rise around March, reaching previously invisible levels.

While Internet infrastructure in both the UK and internationally outperformed at the beginning of April, last week saw another peak in reported problems.

The findings come days after Virgin Media users in the UK experienced widespread outages that attributed the company to a network technical error instead of increased usage.

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Internet shutdown has hit record levels when the corona virus is shut down, so network companies don't make changes to meet the demand of more people who don't work at home

According to US networking company ThousandEyes, network outages around the world were launched around March, reaching previously unseen levels

According to US networking company ThousandEyes, network outages around the world were launched around March, reaching previously unseen levels

& # 39; The performance of Internet infrastructure in & # 39; t United Kingdom are in the & # 39; & # 39; e lockdown variety, but overall it has held up well, said ThousandEyes product marketing director Angelique Medina.

& # 39; When compared worldwide, UK outages in & # 39; t generally remained low. About one-third of all first-quarter cases occurred in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

& # 39; The duration and scope of many of & # 39; Strikes that took place suggested that they were the result of network companies making changes to optimize performance as traffic levels increased. & # 39;

Nevertheless, Ms Medina added, & # 39; we have seen a clear spike in outages among collaborative app network providers, which includes video conferencing services.

& # 39; In & # 39; In the UK, we saw these declines in mid-March, but when a second global increase occurred in April, the UK was minimally affected. & # 39;

In addition, the experts found a similar increase in cloud services outages in March, which did not improve in April before increasing again in the last few weeks.

While Internet infrastructure in both the UK and in general was performing better at the beginning of April, last week saw a further increase in problems and a major Virgin Media outage

While Internet infrastructure in both the UK and in general was performing better at the beginning of April, last week saw a further increase in problems and a major Virgin Media outage

& # 39; We have seen a clear spike in outages among collaborative app network providers that include & # 39; video conferencing services, & # 39; said ThousandEyes product marketing director Angelique Medina. & # 39; In & # 39; In the UK, we saw these declines in mid-March, but when a second global increase occurred in April, the UK was minimally affected & # 39;

& # 39; We have seen a clear spike in outages among collaborative app network providers that include & # 39; video conferencing services, & # 39; said ThousandEyes product marketing director Angelique Medina. & # 39; In & # 39; In the UK, we saw these declines in mid-March, but when a second global increase occurred in April, the UK was minimally affected & # 39;

In addition, the experts also found a similar increase in cloud providers' outages in March that did not improve in early April before increasing again in the last few weeks

In addition, the experts also found a similar increase in cloud providers' outages in March that did not improve in early April before increasing again in the last few weeks

CORONAVIRUS LOCKDOWN HOLDS DOUBLED UK INTERNET USE

Data from Openreach, the largest of the & # 39; UKs & # 39; most of & # 39; The UK & # 39; s phone owns and operates broadband lines, revealing that daytime consumption in March has almost doubled.

On March 9, a week before Boris Johnson gave his first daily coronavirus press conference, urging people to work from home wherever possible, the total amount of data between 9am and 5pm was 27 petabytes.

On Monday, March 30, this figure reached 51Pb, almost double the previous figure. One petabyte is the same as one million gigabytes.

The peak time during the day is between 14:00 and 17:00, while the evening peak is between 20:00 and 23:00.

Earlier this week, broadband outbreaks and dropouts hit Virgin customers across the UK, Ireland and the Netherlands, beginning around April 27 and continuing for many customers until the next day.

Addressing the issues on April 27, a Virgin Media spokeswoman tweeted that: & # 39; the problem [was] causing & # 39; t broadband connection before returning again. & # 39;

Initially, the intermittent outages lasted a quarter of a time.

However, the fallout gradually fell in length – eventually only a few minutes

The error, Virgin Media added, was & # 39; not caused by increased usage or a lack of capacity – it is a network technical error. & # 39;

According to ThousandEyes, the outages happened within the UPC Broadband network, which was acquired by Virgin Media in 2015 and is operated under its brand. & # 39;

Earlier this week, broadband outbreaks and dropouts hit Virgin Media customers across the UK, Ireland and the Netherlands, starting at 7:15 pm on April 27 and continuing for many customers until the next day. Pictured, Downdetector fallout reports showed that many homes were without internet on Monday

Earlier this week, broadband outbreaks and dropouts hit Virgin Media customers across the UK, Ireland and the Netherlands, starting at 7:15 pm on April 27 and continuing for many customers until the next day. Pictured, Downdetector fallout reports showed that many homes were without internet on Monday

Addressing the issues on April 27, a Virgin Media spokeswoman tweeted that: & # 39; the problem [was] causing & # 39; t broadband connection before returning again. & # 39; The error, Virgin Media added, was & # 39; not caused by increased use of a lack of capacity & # 39;

Addressing the issues on April 27, a Virgin Media spokeswoman tweeted that: & # 39; the problem [was] causing & # 39; t of broadband connection before returning again. & # 39; The error, Virgin Media added, was & # 39; not caused by increased use of a lack of capacity & # 39;

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