From its privileged observatory MIX, the main point of interchange of IP networks in Italy, has been able to see how the change in behavior caused by the COVID-19 emergency has translated into an increase in the demand for efficiency and connectivity that still persists. Smart working and video calls, distant learning, binge watching and remote gaming are just some of the new high-bandwidth-consuming habits that have suddenly entered the daily lives of many Italians and are here to stay.
Aware of this situation, MIX extends the joint action promoted in the emergency period: the greater traffic needs, on existing resources, of the operators connected to the MIX will be made available free of charge until the end of the current year.
MIX intends to support all operators who have invested structurally in oversizing their network with respect to standard needs. Most of them are small and medium-sized operators that participate in the geography of Italian Internet networks to meet the growing demand for digital services in the country, allowing millions of people to experience a new, increasingly smart normality.