Deutsche Telekom data traffic rises 80% during Germany-France Euro 2020 match

The first game of the German national team sets a new record
Deutsche Telekom said it recorded a data traffic rise of 80 percent on 15 June, the day of the match between Germany and France at the UEFA Euro 2020 men’s football tournament. Deutsche Telekom data

 

The previous record had been set a few days earlier at the opening match of the competition. In third place in the ranking for data traffic was the press conference by Chancellor Angela Merkel on pandemic containment measures at Easter.

“In terms of mobile data consumption, football is now displacing Corona. A signal that gives hope. And nobody has to stay at home anymore to be on the ball at the European Championship. Whether at the quarry pond, in the beer garden or at the ice cream parlor: I can follow the soccer games at any time on my smartphone or tablet, ”says Walter Goldenits, Managing Director Technology at Telekom Deutschland GmbH. “Our network is optimally developed for transmission peaks such as during Euro 2020. We hope that in this way the enthusiasm for the tournament will increase even further and that we can peacefully celebrate the return to a little more normality together. “

Perhaps the broadcast record will be history again on Saturday when the German team takes on defending champions Portugal. By the way: If you don’t want to miss a game, watch the EM on MagentaTV. Ten games of the tournament can only be seen there, such as Portugal versus France on June 23. Deutsche Telekom data

The 2020 UEFA European Football Championship, commonly referred to as 2020 UEFA European Championship, UEFA Euro 2020, or simply Euro 2020, is the 16th UEFA European Championship, the quadrennial international men’s football championship of Europe organised by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA).

The tournament, being held in 11 cities in 11 UEFA countries, was originally scheduled from 12 June to 12 July 2020, but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe and rescheduled for 11 June to 11 July 2021. It retains the name “UEFA Euro 2020”.

Portugal are the defending champions, having won the 2016 competition in France, and the video assistant referee (VAR) system makes its debut at the European Championship in this tournament.

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