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Mobile Phones: Coronavirus

Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 39664, tabled on 24 April 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on network resilience.

Answered on

29 April 2020

The telecoms sector has undertaken a significant amount of work over recent years to prepare for a pandemic. DCMS is working closely with the main broadband providers to ensure the network remains stable and continues to have sufficient capacity for the increases in home-working and remote learning the country has seen as a part of its response to Covid-19. The key telecommunications providers are monitoring all aspects of network performance including traffic levels and shifts in behaviour due to home-working and learning.

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