Cosmote’s total mobile and fixed data traffic during the summer increased almost 50 percent and 35 percent, respectively, compared to June-August in 2018. Cosmote’s 4G / 4G + traffic doubled, while Cosmote Fiber traffic up 70 percent. Cosmote fixed and mobile networks are constantly being upgraded and expanded to meet the increased demands of users wherever they are, the operator says in a press release.
Total traffic on the Cosmote mobile network reached 50 PB, with the new Giga Max packages, which significantly increase the GBs of the Cosmote packages, contributing to a 50 percent increase in traffic.
The champions in mobile data consumption growth are Corfu (+ 100 percent), Cyclades (+ 80 percent), Serres (+ 70 percent), Kavala (+ 70 percent), Heraklion Crete (+ 65 percent), the Dodecanese (+ 60 percent), the Lesvos (+ 60 percent) and Halkidiki (+ 50 percent).
Instagram topped the list for another year, accounting for 26 percent of data traffic. Facebook and Youtube ranked second with 21 percent each, followed by web browsing with 7 percent and online entertainment services with 3 percent. Roaming mobile data increased year-on-year and was generated by people residing mainly in EU countries such as Germany, Italy, the UK and Poland. Mobile data traffic from non-EU countries increased by over 85 percent compared to the summer of 2018.
In the fixed segment, total data traffic reached 570 PB, while Cosmote Fiber traffic (FTTC and FTTH) recorded a 70 percent increase over the summer of 2018 as more and more subscribers opted for Cosmote fibre broadband services. Imathias (+ 84 percent), Grevena (+ 42 percent), Zakynthos (+ 42 percent) and Kilkis (+ 41 percent) saw the highest increase in fixed data consumption.