Megafon reports low SIM sales to foreign tourists

Megafon announced that only 6 percent of football fans arrived at the FIFA World Cup in Russia purchased Sims from Megafon.
The rest of the fans continue using Sims from mobile operators working in their home countries.
More than 1500 foreign subscribers were registered in the operator’s network. Most of the guests from Saudi Arabia and China used the network of MegaFon, and fans from the USA and the Netherlands are also traditionally active. But from Russia the most fans were from Moscow, St. Petersburg and Nizhny Novgorod.


MegaFon announce results on voice and Internet traffic during the opening match of the World Cup

At the opening match of the World Cup with the participation of the Russian and Saudi Arabian national teams, all the subscribers at the Luzhniki stadium used over 2.4 TB of Internet traffic into the MegaFon network and talked on their mobile phones 81,000 minutes.

Despite a significant increase in the load on the network, the data transfer rate in LTE averaged at 50 Mbps.

The most popular instant messengers during the match were:

WhatApp – 72% of total Internet traffic;
WeChat – 20%;
Viber – 5%.

It is interesting that the dating service Tinder was also used at the match – Tinder has 1% of the traffic.

For next football match of the World Cup, Russia-Egypt, the total traffic in this operator network grew by 20%.

MegaFon provides its customers with the best mobile Internet speeds in the stadiums. So, in Moscow at the stadium “Luzhniki” the maximum download speed can reach 141.5 Mbit / s when downloading and 31.7 Mbit / s when uploading content.

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