The closure of schools and the situation of confinement in Italy due to the coronavirus/COVID-19 has led to a massive increase in the internet traffic in this nation. Among the content most consumed on a digital level is Fortnite Chapter 2, which is currently in the Season 2 your Pass Battle. I have below:

Fortnite receives an increase of players in Italy because of the coronavirus

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Fortnite Battle Royale | Photo: Epic Games

The measures that have been taken by the competent authorities in the Italian nation, as the closure of educational centres, restaurants and other sites of leisure, as well as the general situation of confinement and forced confinement has resulted in internet traffic for this country to grow. According to the internet provider Telecom Italia SpAthis increase of traffic is quantifiable: the volume would have increased in nothing more and nothing less than two-thirds.

According to the CEO of Telecom Italy, Luigi Gubitosi, was posted “an increase of more than 70% of internet traffic through our networks, and the main responsible are online games, such as Fortnite“.

The network Telecom Italia is working to perfectioneven with this additional volume of traffic in comparison with previous days,” continued Gubitosi.

The internet traffic in Spain: the great unknown

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Pedro Sanchez, president of the Government | Photo: The Country

Shortly after 15 hours (hours peninsular Spanish) the president of the government, Pedro Sanchezhe appeared to decreed the state of alarm, in which it will take exceptional measures to limit the free movement of Spanish citizens during 15 days.

Taking into account what has happened with the bandwidth and traffic through the network in Italy, it would not be very farfetched to think thatover the next few days, when they give effect to the restrictive measures implemented by the government, in Spain also there is a significant increase of internet traffic in both applications, video-on-demand as Netflix, HBO and Amazon Prime Videoas in the game of fashion as Fortnite Battle Royale or Call of Duty: Warzone.

Source: Bloomberg, The Country, own elaboration