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MEO, NOS and Vodafone record traffic increases of more than 80% in some services

Over the Top (OTT) services, such as Netflix and HBO, grew 45% over the previous week, although no channels are specified.

Altice also details that the time at which the biggest peaks are recorded happens around 10 pm, and on weekends the time window is at 5 pm.

These are the shared numbers from the week of March 16 to 22, compared to the previous week, from March 9 to 15, 2020:

  • % voice growth
    • Mobile: 30%
    • Fixed PSTN (voice without IP): flat
    • Fixed VoIP: 80%
  • % data growth
    • Mobile: 10%
    • Residential Internet: 35%
  • Increased viewing time of TV channels 15%
  • OTTs consumption growth (without specifying channels): 45%

NOS: Data consumption on the fixed network grows 70%

In the period from March 16 to March 22, NOS recorded, compared to the previous weeks, a significant increase in communications traffic, especially in the consumption of data in the fixed network and in the residential voice, where it reports a 133% growth, which reaches at 142% peak hour.

These are the data shared by the operator:

  • Wireline data traffic registered a growth in the order of 70%, with the period of greatest use being registered at 19:00, growing 35% at peak hours.
  • Fixed residential voice traffic registered an increase of 133%, with the period of greatest use also registering at 19:00, with a growth of 142% at peak hours.
  • Mobile data traffic registered a growth of 45%, with the period of greatest use being registered between 21h and 23h, growing 41% at peak hour.
  • Mobile voice traffic registered a 41% growth, with the period of greatest use being registered between 16h and 20h, growing 30% peak hour.

NOS also indicates that the number of non-linear TV sessions increased by 13%, with the period of greatest use being registered in the night time, with an increase of 16% at peak hours.


Vodafone: 67% more data on the fixed network and 41% on the mobile network

Vodafone explains that, since the beginning of the second half of March, there have been significant changes in the behavior of the Vodafone Portugal network, with significant traffic volumes, both in the fixed network and in the mobile network.

"March 16, the date on which schools closed, was the starting point for analyzing what we hope will be the behavior of the Vodafone network over the next few years," says the company in a note sent to newsrooms.

This week, Vodafoneregistered a 67% increase in Data Traffic on the Fixed Network, as well as a 25% growth in consumption of OTT (over the top) streaming services. In addition to that, Voz Mvel also registered an increase of 41%, while the mobile internet increased 8%.

The table below shows the data in more detail, for the analysis period from March 16 to March 22, compared to the same days in a normal week in February:

DESCRIPTIONRESULTS
Wireline Data Traffic67%
Mobile Voice Traffic41%
Traffic Data Mobile Network8%
Horror with bigger peaksFixed Data: Sunday at 18h; Mobile data: Week 22h Mobile voice: Week 17h
Increase in non-linear TV (VOD, personal recordings and rewind)11%
Growth in OTT consumption (viewing time)25%

Editor's note: the news has been updated with more information. Last update at 10:25.