Businesses are being warned that the country’s internet may be slow to the point of stopping during the Olympics. The official advice in ‘Preparing your Business for the Games’ states:
It is possible that internet services may be slower during the Games or, in very severe cases, there may be dropouts due to an increased number of people accessing the internet.
Furthermore, the document states that service providers
may introduce data caps during peak times to try to spread the loading and give a more equal service to their entire customer base.
Kathryn Hurt, head of projects for MWB Business Exchange, said ‘There’s been a lot of discussion about traffic hotspots, but very little about potential internet traffic problems. The risk is that home workers are unable to work effectively due to over-capacity.’
Our advice: don’t try and play online when the women’s beach volleyball is on.
Source: The Observer