We were talking to you yesterday about Sony monitoring the situation closely so that the PlayStation Network maintains a high quality of service during the confinement of the coronavirus. With quarantine measures, the PlayStation Network is experiencing record usage. So we wondered if similar measures should be taken by competitors.
Well it seems that Microsoft took the same precautions with Xbox Live. In a press release, Xbox president of the service division Dave McCarthy explains that the company “Actively monitors usage [du réseau Xbox] and make the temporary adjustments necessary to ensure that players have the best possible playing experience. “
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The coronavirus pandemic is an exceptional event, and the first of its kind in the internet age – which still has the advantage of allowing millions of people to overcome boredom during this period of severe restrictions on their freedom of movement. However, the networks of Internet service providers and mobile operators have suddenly reached levels of traffic that they did not expect for several years.
For the time being, the network is holding up, but players in the sector have had to deploy thousands of technicians on the territory. As an additional measure, authorities have successfully argued with Netflix, Disney +, Amazon and YouTube that the quality of videos be temporarily reduced to generate less traffic.