Internet put to the test, too

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Norwegian telecoms firm Telenor, which controls much of Norway’s communications infrastructure, had to admit on Friday that online services were a bit slower than usual. With so many Norwegians working from home as part of efforts to control the Corona virus, and following news media closely, demands on the internet were high and pages could be slow to open.

“We’re working to increase capacity, so that everyone can work at home,” a Telenor spokesman told state broadcaster NRK Friday morning.

With all of the country’s schools and day care centers closed and much of both the public and private sector in at least partial shut-down, online demand is higher than ever. Both Telenor and Telia confirmed that users can experience “lower speed” in various geographic areas.

“We apologize to customers who are affected,” Telenor stated, “and we’re asking everyone to be a bit patient in the days ahead.” All website providers and online services were working hard. Telenor reported, to monitor critical infrastructure and keep it up.

newsinenglish.no staff