By the time of the coronavirus everything has changed. Many businesses have changed and many other companies have had to adapt to their regular meetings to survive. This is the case of Sharp, for example, one of Japan's most legendary technology companies with over 100 years behind them. Last month it was announced that they would use one of their factories when LCD screens are usually made and installed to make a surgical mask in response to the world's greatest demand.
According to the first announcement, it will start producing 150,000 masks daily and will eventually reach 500,000 per day, selling each 50 boxes of masks for a price of about $ 28.
However An avalanche caused by the purchase of masks has created misery on the online services of the Foxconn brand. Either the website or the Internet of Things doesn't work well for days. The sheer need created by the lack of masks completely swallowed Sharp's servers, in fact. Both Sharp IoT devices and Internet air conditioners have problems connect ing to the network.
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The problem could be, according to the company, that an online shopping avalanche has occurred on the same server that manages the Internet of Things company.
Coronavirus affects the Internet worldwide
It is not the first time that coronavirus has caused this kind of damage to telecommunications infrastructure. Due to the large number of people locked up in their homes, Internet services are frustrated with such a huge demand. In some places the Internet has been running slower than usual so people have been asked to make a commitment when using the Internet.
Including Netflix, Amazon, YouTube and other online services they automatically switch to lower quality in their services to broadcast content to help not fill networks.
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But that networks that use the highest value during the coronavirus is a long-term good, as companies will be forced to upgrade and upgrade infrastructure. And when demand goes down – when there is no risk of COVID-19 and it can go off the road – we will enjoy better and better network services