New Year’s Eve 2016 in the T-Mobile network

Overall traffic decreased by nearly one tenth year-on-year
The number of text messages declined to 15.9 million
The volume of transmitted data increased by more than half to 108.7 TB

New Year’s Eve in the T-Mobile network was again marked by a decrease in the number of calls and text messages and a significant increase in data traffic. Overall traffic in the operator’s network declined by 9.7% as compared with the same day of last year. The number of calls decreased by 18.2% to approximately 19.7 million. A total of 15.9 million short text messages were sent, which is 7.4% less than last year. However, the number of multimedia messages increased by more than one fifth, with the MMS processing 347,000 multimedia messages. Data traffic again saw an increase, by 54.3% - with a total of 108.7 TB of data being transmitted through the operator’s network on the last day of 2016.

The biggest decrease against New Year’s Eve 2015 was seen with calls: their total number went down by 18.2% to approximately 19.7 million. The number of calls made by T-Mobile customers decreased even more – by 18.9% to 10.3 million. As usual, the busiest hour was the first hour after midnight, when the systems registered nearly 2.5 million calls

The total number of text messages was 15.9 million, which is 7.4% less as compared with the same period of last year. The busiest hour was traditionally between 11:45 p.m. and 12:45 a.m., when the SMS centre processed two 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 nearly 624,000 text messages were sent.

While the total number of multimedia messages went up by 2.8% last year, this year it increased by nearly 22%, bringing the total number of multimedia messages sent on New Year’s Eve 2016 to 347,000. 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 35,000 and 11,000 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 54.3% to 108.7 TB, the largest volume of data being handled by the LTE network – 89.2 TB, which is 106% more than on New Year’s Eve 2015. Mobile internet users were most active between 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. (last year, it was between 6:15 p.m. and 7:15 p.m.).

‘000 (except for data)20152016Year-on-year change (in %)
Calls (incoming and outgoing) 24,138 19,745 -18.2%
Calls made by T-Mobile customers 12,675 10,284 -18.9%
SMS (sent via mobile phones and external applications) 17,192 15,928 -7.4%
SMS sent via mobile phones 13,904 13,014 -6.4%
MMS (sent via mobile phones and external applications) 285 347 21.8%
MMS sent via mobile phones 186 227 22.1%
Data traffic (GB) 70,442 108 684 54.3%
2G 3,959 3,355 -15.3%
3G 23,192 16,167 -30.3%
LTE 43,291 89,162 106%


 
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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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