Switzerland could cut access to digital services.Can it happen in Spain?


And it is that the case of Switzerland is hitting squarely in all the countries of the European Union due to the increase in network traffic suffered these days. Yes, the Federal Council is currently debating the possibility of temporarily cut access to digital services or digital platforms that collapse the network and could be considered as 'less essential'.

At the moment it is only something that is not officially confirmed and Swiss users can continue to watch their Netflix series, HBO, YouTube videos and other streaming content without problem, but the state of alarm decreed by the country's authorities makes the connection is under too high a demand and may hinder or complicate teleworking the rest.

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That is why a Swisscom spokesperson consulted by the German media NZZ, explains that an excessive load could lead to the collapse of the network and this fully affect the connection of people who do need a good connection to the system for their work from home . Having said this, we also have to clarify that fiber optic connections in Switzerland and other countries outside of Spain are quite precarious, if not inferior to ours. It may sound strange since thousands of clients in our country continue to literally "pull" ADSL, but it is true, the penetration of fiber optics in our country is very high compared to other countries.

In Spain, operators speak of responsible use

And it is complicated that in our country we have problems due to a significant increase in traffic, obviously we can see specific cases or even times of the day in which the network is more saturated than usual. It is true that many users still have ADSL connection or are using 4G networks to have internet in rural areas and therefore the operators of our country ask for a responsible use without abuse so that we can all enjoy the connection without collapsing.

Yesterday, Tado, a company that makes accessories for home automation, suffered a crash in its servers that left users of these devices offline, something specific that was immediately restored but this may be partly due to network saturation and the big operators here speak of responsibility of use so that we can all enjoy those "extra GB bonuses" that they have given us and more. As for teleworking or teletraining courses in Spain they work well, but the rest of the users have to be aware of this and use the network without abuse to avoid cuts. Surely the metrics of use of the network these weeks increases considerably, in this we must also be responsible.

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