New Year’s Eve at O2 – Mobile data almost a third more, but Czechs still like to make calls

  • The O2 operator provides an overview of the traffic in its network on New Year’s Eve 2021
  • According to a trend that has already appeared on Christmas Day, most communication is moving online
  • Compared to last year, however, the number of phone calls did not decrease during New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve 2021 in the O2 network looked like this

Just like on Christmas Eve, even on New Year ‘s Eve, a record in the volume of transferred data fell in the O2 network – compared to the previous year, there was an increase of almost 30%, which is almost a third. The number of sent SMS decreased slightly compared to last year, but the number of connected calls remained unchanged.

How was New Year’s Eve at O2?

On New Year’s Eve, he connected the network O2 a total of 16,437,615 calls. The busiest hour was traditionally between midnight and one in the morning. Approximately 2.2 million calls were made at that time.

In terms of once popular SMS and MMS messages, there is a noticeable decrease compared to last year. O2 processed 7,607,810 SMS messages and 214,094 MMS messages during the whole New Year’s Eve day. The decline in picture messages is significant, falling by 16.4% year-on-year. SMS also flew less, compared to last year by almost 8%.


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Mobile data has strengthened dramatically

The trend of increasing interest in mobile data and ubiquitous internet was reflected in the O2 network until New Year’s Eve. The operator was able to transfer 2,099 TB of mobile data in a single day, and we can see a year-on-year increase of 27.8%.

“During the New Year’s Eve day and night, the O2 network transmitted a record 2,099 TB, which represents a year-on-year increase of almost a third,” describes Kateřina Mikšovská, O2’s spokesperson, stating that even in the busiest moments, the O2 network functioned reliably.


Source: Mobilizujeme.cz by mobilizujeme.cz.

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