Why mobile internet goes down during outages


More than 80% of Internet traffic in Ukraine is consumed via home or office Internet and only 20% is consumed via mobile networks. In the face of blackouts, Ukrainians are switching to mobile Internet in droves, which is why the load on networks is increasing at least 5 times.

Mykhailo Fedorov, Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Digital Transformation of Ukraine, wrote about this in a statement on Facebook.

“Due to the influx of a large number of users, the operators’ base stations cannot withstand it. As a result, people have unstable mobile Internet and communication. But the situation can be changed,” says Fedorov.

Therefore, according to him, the first thing to do is to take care of an alternative way to be online. First and foremost, we need to provide ourselves with stable home Internet in the face of possible blackouts.

You should also use the mobile Internet rationally during rolling blackouts. Downloading a movie, podcast, or book in advance will help reduce the load on mobile networks, and thus improve the connection.


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