New Year’s Eve 2015 in the T-Mobile network

The number of calls decreased by 5.2%
The number of text messages increased slightly to 17.2 million
The volume of transmitted data increased by 137%, in the LTE network by 1,269%

Prague, 1 January 2016 – New Year’s Eve traffic in the T-Mobile network confirmed the trend consisting in a shift from “classic” phone calls and text messages to data. Overall traffic in the operator’s network decreased by 4% as compared with the same day of last year. The number of calls decreased by 5.2% to approximately 24.1 million. Nearly 17.2 million short text messages passed through the network, which is 2.2% more than last year. The number of multimedia messages increased only slightly (by 2.8%), with the MMS centre processing 285,000 multimedia messages. Overall data traffic saw the biggest increase – the transmitted 70.4 TB of data represents a 137% year-on-year increase. This is largely attributable to the LTE network, where data traffic went up by 1,269%.

The biggest decrease against New Year’s Eve 2014 was seen with calls: their total number went down by 5.2% to 24.1 million. The number of calls made by T-Mobile customers decreased by the same percentage to 12.7 million. As usual, the busiest hour was the first hour after midnight, when the systems registered nearly 2.9 million calls.

The total number of text messages went up slightly by 2.2% to approximately 17.2 million. The busiest hour was traditionally between 11:45 p.m. and 12:45 a.m., when the SMS centre processed 2.1 million text messages. The busiest quarter of an hour was the 15 minutes between 12:15 a.m. and 12:30 a.m. on the New Year’s Day, when 659,000 text messages were sent.

The total number of multimedia messages also increased slightly to 285,000, which is 2.8% more than last year. The busiest hour and quarter of an hour were the same as in the case of text messages. During the peak hour and quarter of an hour, a total of 33,000 and 9,500 multimedia messages, respectively, sent from mobile phones, external applications and the internet were processed by the MMS centre.

The total volume of transmitted data increased by 137% to 70.4 TB, the largest volume of data being handled by the LTE network – 43.3 TB, which is 1,269% more than on New Year’s Eve 2014. Mobile internet users were most active between 6:15 p.m. and 7:15 p.m.

'00020142015Year-on-year change (in %)
Calls (incoming and outgoing)  25,457 24,138 -5.2%
Calls made by T-Mobile customers 13,366 12,675 -5.2%
SMS (sent via mobile phones and external applications) 16,821 17,192 2.2%
SMS sent via mobile phones 13,814 13,904 0.7%
MMS (sent via mobile phones and external applications) 277 285 2.8%
MMS sent via mobile phones 179 186 3.6%
Data traffic (GB) 29.8 70.4 137 %
2G 4.2 4 -5.9%
3G 22.4 23.2 3.5%
LTE 3.2 43.3 1269.4%


 
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T-Mobile Czech Republic, a member of the international telecommunications group Deutsche Telekom, is with its more than 6.2 million customers the number-one operator in the Czech market. T-Mobile is an integrated operator: in addition to converged telecommunications services, it offers TV and comprehensive ICT solutions. It provides outstanding services in the high-speed network, which was proved repeatedly by benchmark testing performed by umlaut (former P3) with Best-in-Test seal.

T-Mobile Czech Republic places emphasis on taking a responsible approach to the environment and society. It adheres to fair business practices, helps beneficial applications and services to see the light of day, supports non-profit organizations, small businesses and individuals, and lends a helping hand whenever crisis situations arise. The company’s employees serve as volunteers in many places across the entire Czech Republic.

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