What does cooking Microwave oven had to do with Network Speed? Yes! I asked the same question to myself when i came across similar issue. But later in the day, affect series of research, i was made to know that it affects network Speed many ways which i will be tabling with facts as you read along.
During this quarantine period, all workers have been instructed to work from home which gets network being flooded with triple of what it use to be. At this point, alot of users starting complaining about the fallen of WiFi speed while doing video calls, streaming videos etc in UK. Guess what? The Britain Media Regulator Ofcom stood up and stated;
“People should avoid using the microwave at the same time as they are making video calls, watching HD videos or doing something important online because the ovens can slow Wi-Fi signals”.
I was still wondering just like you despite reading the comment, they added ‘cordless phones, baby monitors, halogen lamps, dimmer switches, stereos and computer speakers, and TVs and monitors could also affect Wi-Fi signals if they are too close to routers’.
Such an advice coming from such figure company is nothing but the truth. However, they went ahead and advise people that landline or Internet calls could offer a more reliable connection than mobile calls during the day because of the increased traffic on wireless networks.
This advise quicken people around the country to fix up their abandoned landline in other to speak with their families and love once during the pandemic on a balanced network signal.
In many homes, long-forgotten landlines have been resurrected as people rediscover the value of a voice call to family and friends during the pandemic. Even Virgin Media have confirmed the boost up of traffic using the landline as it increases as much as 94% than it was before.
Now you can be able to boast your network speed round the world, especially during this Coronavirus pandemic time.