MTS has summed up the results of the Moscow New Year holidays

MTS has summed up the results of the Moscow New Year holidays

Catherine Alexandrova

On New Year’s Eve from December 31 to January 1, mobile Internet traffic on the MTS network in Moscow and the Moscow region increased 1.5 times compared to the same period last year, amounting to the first
day of 2020 2.1 petabytes. This is comparable to showing HD video for 28 years.

MTS Internet traffic in the Moscow subway, which operated overnight, increased 11 times compared to the New Year’s Eve of 2019. In messengers, it has doubled, with most subscribers
used Whatsapp.

Video traffic increased by 44% compared to last year’s New Year’s Eve due to the rise in popularity of “live” social networks and online video views on YouTube. by myself
Instagram is the most popular social network, which has doubled its traffic compared to last year.

In the first hour of the new year, MTS subscribers in the Moscow region made almost seven million calls and sent about one million SMS greetings, which is comparable to last year’s New Year’s Eve. With
Muscovites were ringing more often than congratulations.

As a gift, smartphones were knocked out as a gift: from December 26 to January 8, more than half a million new handsets were registered in the MTS network in the Moscow region, accounting for 3% of all
registered mobile devices in the region. In the previous New Year period, about 350,000 new smartphones were registered there.

The most popular places for celebrating the New Year and exchanging greetings were traditionally the Red Square, Tverskaya Street, Victory Park and VDNKH. In the Moscow region themselves
residents of Podilsky, Khimok and Balashikha became friendly.

As in the previous year, 5% of MTS subscribers – residents of Moscow decided to go for New Year holidays in Moscow region, 15% – outside the Moscow region in Russia and abroad. In turn, the MTS network
in Moscow received about one million guests from different regions of Russia and nearly 60 thousand international routers. Most of the guests came to Moscow from Ukraine, Germany and Belarus.

From December 31, 2019 to January 8, 2020, subscribers used more than 20 petabytes of mobile Internet, 1.6 times more than last year, making 440 million calls, which is higher
last year’s values ​​were up 8% and sent 28 million SMS messages. Fixed Internet traffic increased by 35% to 69 petabytes, 3.5 times the amount of information,
processed by Google daily around the world.

Mobile communication, telecommunications


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