The Internet Connection During the Chimes Fell Rural Areas

Data traffic records were broken on Sunday, with 40% more than on a conventional weekend and 4% more than on Sunday 26. These stats are shared by data from Avatar
Data traffic on fiber optic networks in rural areas fell by half in rural areas during the New Year’s Eve chimes. According to data from Avatel, the country’s fifth-largest operator. In parallel, the use of mobile phones to hold videoconferences skyrocketed. And before and after the grapes, messages multiplied through networks, especially with images and videos. All of which generated increases of 60% in data sending mobiles.
On Friday the 31st, the pattern of consumption is different from the rest of the weekend. Which is highlighting the after-meal time slot (between 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.). In which the population used the Internet to entertain themselves with streaming movies and series or with online games. It is at this moment that the maximum peak of the day is reached. On the contrary, after 6:00 p.m. There is a significant reduction in access linked to family gatherings around the last dinner of the year. It indicates the operator, is a leader in rural areas.
After the dinner stoppage and the sinking with the Chimes, the traffic partially recovered. But it will remain at low levels, with 30% less network occupancy than a conventional weekend.
As a result, for the day as a whole, the level of access to the network was similar to that of a Friday before Christmas and 9% more than on Friday, December 24.

Record Sunday

As for the rest of the weekend, days 1 and 2 saw the breaking of bandwidth usage records on fiber-optic networks. Thus, Sunday was the day of greatest data use with a 40% increase compared to a conventional weekend and 4% more than Christmas Sunday (December 26).
The Internet usage curve for Saturday and Sunday reflects that Internet access remains relatively low during the day. When good weather reigned throughout Spain, after 6:00 p.m. coinciding with sunset. It becomes intensive and grows until it reaches its peak after dinner (between 9:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m.).
While streaming platforms were the big losers on the 31st, they recovered the following day and are largely responsible for the record numbers on January 1 and 2 along with online gaming.

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Mobile traffic and calls

About mobile phones, their use for videoconferences around the last hour of the year stands out. In addition, the traffic was also intensified by the massive sending of congratulatory messages. Which grew by 60% around the last hour of the year.
As for mobile traffic for the day as a whole, it fell by 6% compared to a conventional holiday and stood at practically identical levels to December 24.
Likewise, Saturday stands out as the day on which the population made more intensive use of mobile phones to connect to the Internet. This way view content online, with a 14% increase compared to a regular holiday and 13.8% compared to Saturday 25 December.
As for voice calls, on the night of the 31st, they remained even below those made on any given Friday due to the use of networks, videoconferences, and family gatherings, specifically almost 10% less. Compared to 24 they also fell by 4.8%.
The use of the voice as a means of contact increased slightly on Saturday the 1st with an 8% increase compared to a conventional Saturday, and 19% compared to December 25. Finally, on Sunday it increased by 10.6% compared to a conventional Sunday and remained at the same levels as on December 26.

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