Internet data consumption in the state has increased during lockdown as the work from home has been made compulsory for most government & private employees to prevent spread of corona virus.
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According to the Telecommunication Department, 69% of the consumers have increased their internet surfing in the state. The claims were made after the department constantly monitored telecom service providers. An advisory has also been issued that services are not disrupted during this period.
As per sources there are 6.72 crore users in the state. In the past 10 days, users have consumed 9 crore gigabyte (GB), which was never seen before.
2.22 crore GB is consumed by Reliance Jio users, followed by Airtel with 2.14 crore GB data. While, the subscribers of Vodafone Idea telecom company used 1.60 crore GB, BSNL users exhausted 63 lakh GB data.
The telecom companies are also receiving plenty of applications from broadband users (optical fibre) to increase the data plan. BSNL has started providing free data to its landline users, other telecom companies, including Reliance & Airtel, are working on war footing to provide adequate data to their users.
Ddemand for new broadband connection has increased by 35% in the state.
In previous years, it was witnessed that the demand for broadband connections did not increase by more than 2% per month. “If the situation continues for long, the workload of telecom service providers will increase by 25-30%. The companies are also launching many work from home plans to benefit consumers,” said an official.