The CEO of the Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications, Mr Ken Ashigbey, has asked the Ghanaian public to desist from abusing internet data during the lockdown period following the outbreak of the coronavirus in Ghana.
In a statement, Mr Ashigbey urged the public to adopt responsible internet etiquette and avoid the use of online entertainment services during digital traffic rush-hours, that is between 9:00am and 11:00am and 7:00pm -11:00pm.
The statement by the Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications explained that this will enable the internet services providers meet the high demand during this period.
“The optimum and seamless operation of telecommunications and emergency services during this period; which has seen increased voice, data and mobile financial services usage.
“We believe turning off background applications when not in use, and taking advantage of collaborative teamwork platforms and technologies with colleagues and not exclusively using dedicated video applications, will also help in the rational use of the internet,” the statement said.
It also encouraged the public to “avoid making unnecessary video calls, not only during rush hours; but also at all times, adopt Cloud Services for document storage, digital signage, and download only the files necessary to your computer.
“If it is possible, send a link to the file’s location as opposed to attaching the file itself.”