NEW YEAR'S EVE IN THE T-MOBILE NETWORK

  • Data traffic increased by 46% y / y to over a million GB
  • The number of calls dropped slightly to 22.3 million
  • The number of SMS decreased to 13.7 million

Prague, 1 January 2020 - New Year's Eve traffic in the T-Mobile network confirmed the trends from previous years, especially the steady growth in the volume of transferred data. A slight decline has been registered in other mobile services usage, less noticeable for calls and more noticeable for text messages. Czechs made 22,320,182 calls on the T-Mobile network, sent 13,726,950 SMS and 327,175 MMS. Data traffic increased by 46% compared to New Year's Eve last year to 1,180,643 GB and was strongest in the afternoon after five o'clock. Traditionally, the largest number of calls was made after midnight.

While the number of calls decreased slightly compared to last year's New Year's Eve to 22.3 million, the frequency of calls increased by more than 3% at the busiest time, which was the first New Year's quarter-hour. During this moment the Czechs made 1,200,468 calls. In the first hour of the year, there were almost 2.7 million calls.

As last year, the volume of New Year's SMS decreased, by more than a million from 14.8 to 13.7 million. The decline of almost 15% was most significant in the busiest part around midnight. Compared to weekdays, people used multimedia messages more often than SMS. In total they sent 327,175 MMS, which represents a year-on-year decrease of 4%. The busiest hour in SMS and MMS was between 23:45 and 00:45. The busiest quarter hour occurred at 0:15.

The volume of transmitted data increased by 46% to 1,180 TB. People used the data intensively from New Year's Eve 9 am to the second morning of the New Year, most between 17:15 - 18:15.


 
About the Company

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.

More information about the company is available at www.t-mobile.cz, www.t-press.cz (the portal for journalists), www.t-mobile.cz/pomahame (information on the company’s CSR activities) and www.rozjezdy.cz (T-Mobile Takeoffs of the Year – a program to support small businesses).

Contact details of the press unit: press@t-press.cz.