WFH putting stress on your home internet?

Here are a few simple tips for making the most out of your bandwidth.

Written: Apr 2020

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By Lwin Maw, Regional Technology Head, Telenor Myanmar

Avoid peak traffic times, when you can.

Internet traffic is much like regular traffic. When many cars are on the road at once, it can move quite slowly. Avoiding peak times is easier said than done, but if you need to download a large file, perform an upgrade or back-up your system, maybe wait until the early morning hours, when everyone else is asleep.

Do a speed test to find out which spot is best in your home

Your internet experience may differ, depending on where you sit. There are many speed testers to choose from, such as this one from Open Signal. Simply test different areas of your home to find the most optimal location for your home office set-up.

Get the kids off Netflix when it’s time for your video meeting

Netflix and other streaming services can take a toll on your bandwidth. If you have an important video meeting, make sure that the rest of the family is enjoying off-screen activities. There are also options in your video conferencing tool for ‘audio and presentation mode’ only, saving bandwidth by foregoing the picture.

Sharing is caring

Now more than ever, we are learning to share our network with family members, as we attempt to work, learn and live at home. Take turns, plan your days, and make a schedule for who has network priority and when. Connectivity is our lifeline these days, and we want you to make the most of it. By following these tips, your home internet experience should be a bit smoother and speedier.

Lwin Maw is a Senior Manager and Regional Technology Head at Telenor Myanmar. He joined Telenor Myanmar in 2014 as a Radio Network Engineer, and since then, has worked in different functions across Radio Network Planning, Network Optimization & Performance as well Operations.