Has the COVID-19 pandemic affected global roaming?
Yes, very much so. Starting in mid-March, 2020, global GRX peering traffic dropped considerably from their normal, seasonal averages, due to vast majority of the world staying home – in their home networks. For a while, mobile roaming dropped more than 90% as the world really went into lockdown in mid-March.
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Mobile roaming has since recovered to more 'normal' levels.
William Dudley Head of Mobile Innovations & Evagelism, Sinch