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Mobile providers see an increase in data traffic again at the turn of the year

On New Year’s Eve, we send and receive a lot of data and this turns out to be no different. Several providers have announced a significant increase in data traffic.

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KPN has announced that it has processed 343 Terabytes of mobile data between 10 p.m. and 4 a.m., which according to the provider is an increase of at least 38% compared to the turn of the year to 2021. The provider does say that SMS also proved less popular this turn of the year. , with ‘only’ 1.4 million SMS messages sent. However, 4.1 million telephone calls were made on the KPN network.

T-Mobile does not provide exact numbers, but does state that it had to process 20% more data traffic this turn of the year compared to last year’s turn of the year. According to the magenta provider, the peak was between 00:00 and 01:00. Customers on Vodafone’s network generated 15% more mobile data this New Year’s Eve, a smaller increase than last year’s turn of the year for Vodafone when it had 28% more data to process. Vodafone also recorded a 2% decrease in the number of calls and 16% fewer text messages.

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A similar picture in Belgium, Telenet customers were able to generate 168 Terabytes of data between 8 p.m. and 8 a.m., representing an increase of 67% compared to 2021. A further 3.84 million text messages were sent on the Telenet network. sent which is 11% less than last year when it processed 4.31 million text messages.

Orange recorded 258 Terabytes, an increase of 22% compared to last year, Orange customers also sent 5.6 million text messages and the network saw a small increase of 2.4% this year. Proximus customers have increased the data counter to approximately 243 Terabytes, which network saw an increase of 35%. Where Orange saw a 2% increase in SMS messages, Proximus saw a 2% decrease with approximately 7.2 million SMS messages sent.

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