UK telecoms firms unite on campaign to avoid network outage

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Britain’s biggest telecoms companies including BT, Sky, O2, Vodafone and Virgin Media have put their rivalries aside to launch a national campaign to tell the public how to manage the surge in internet and mobile phone usage and reduce congestion on networks as millions are confined to their homes.

The unprecedented union of the UK’s leading broadband, pay-TV and mobile phone companies comes days after the prime minister, Boris Johnson, moved to shut Britain’s high streets and ordered the public to stay indoors to contain the spread of the coronavirus.

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