Data Consumption During lockdown:Kees Snijders Is Md Of Flickswitch, Which Helps Companies Manage Prepaid, Apn And Data

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Gugu talks to Kees Snijders Is Md Of Flickswitch, Which Helps Companies Manage Prepaid, Apn And Data Roaming Sim Cards.The new reality of our coronavirus-induced nationwide lockdown means that for many, data is now a scarce resource that has to be managed.

From someone who has been active in the enterprise connectivity space for over 10 years, here are some common pitfalls and tips on how to do this effectively.

Sending lots of photos and video clips can unwittingly consume a lot of expensive mobile data on the receiving end. It’s much better to upload those HD videos to a video sharing site (Youtube, Vimeo) and send people a link to the online version rather than sending things directly via email or Whatsapp.

Fibre rollout in South Africa is still in its infancy, which means that many are reliant on cellular data providers.

Mobile data

With lockdown being our new reality, many people are working from home exclusively for the first time. Quality cellular data can be costly, and this requires some adjustments in behaviour. Many also have to share these connections with family members. Family devices almost definitely have not been configured optimally for expensive mobile data.

It is also important to keep in mind how many devices are connected to a Mobile data connection. Is it a single device (like a phone/tablet) or are you sharing the connection via a router or Wifi? With this scenario there are a few important pitfalls to avoid.