Technology How is network signal strain easing in China vs. the rest of the world?

Covid-19 movement restrictions have led people to spend much more time at home and engage in bandwidth-intensive activities like video streaming and gaming, putting stress on broadband and mobile networks.

21 Apr 2020
  • China appears to be doing better than the rest of the world: Wuhan and Shanghai were the only cities examined to see month-on-month improvement in both broadband and mobile latency.
  • Wuhan and Shanghai have also seen the greatest increase in mobile download speeds.

Broadband (left) and Mobile (right) Performance – Change M/M

Source: UBS Evidence Lab, Ookla