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Mobile data usage hits record high in Slovenia as phone calls decline

The number of mobile network users in Slovenia rose to 2.675 million in the final quarter of last year, 3% more than in the same period a year ago. Mobile data roaming was up to a record-breaking 94 million gigabytes, while the number of phone calls dropped by 3%, shows fresh data from the Statistics Office (SURS). Slovenia Mobile data roaming

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There were more subscribers and prepaid subscribers. The growth was the largest among business customers, namely 4%.

Users called less and spent less time on the phone

In total, more than 483 million outgoing phone calls were detected from Slovenian mobile networks. This was down 3% from the same quarter a year earlier, with domestic outgoing calls also down 3%. The number of international outgoing calls remained at the same annual level.
In total, almost 22 million hours of outgoing traffic from Slovenian mobile networks were measured, or by 7% less than in the same quarter a year earlier. Domestic traffic also fell by 7%, and international traffic by 8%.

The number of MMS messages sent by both private and business users remained at the same annual level

Almost 566 million SMS messages were sent, which was 7% less than in the 4th quarter of 2021. Private users sent 9% less, and business users by 2% less. In addition, users also sent almost 31 million MMS messages, or about the same number as the year before.

Outbound traffic of fixed and mobile telephony, Slovenia

Outbound traffic of fixed and mobile telephony, Slovenia Slovenia Mobile data roaming

SMS messages sent, Slovenia

SMS messages sent, Slovenia Slovenia Mobile data roaming

Data transfer via the mobile network is still growing Slovenia Mobile data roaming

More than 94 million gigabytes of data were transferred over the mobile network, the most ever. Users, both business and private, downloaded 44% more data than in the last quarter a year earlier.

Only more connections to the Internet via optical access

At the end of the last quarter of 2022, almost 683,000 broadband connections were in use for Internet access in Slovenia or 2% more than a year earlier. Only the number of connections with optical access increased, by 9%, reaching more than half of all broadband connections (52%).

Tables with the latest data are available in the SiStat database.

Slovenia’s mobile network usage is relatively high compared to many other countries in Europe and around the world. According to a report by the European Commission, the percentage of the population using mobile broadband in Slovenia was 71% in 2020, which is above the EU average of 64%. This suggests that mobile networks are an important part of the communication infrastructure in Slovenia and are widely used by the population.

Significant increase in mobile data usage around the world Slovenia Mobile data roaming

The trends observed in the data from Slovenia’s mobile network usage are part of broader global patterns. In recent years, there has been a significant increase in mobile data usage around the world, driven by the widespread adoption of smartphones and the growing availability of high-speed mobile networks. This has led to a decline in traditional voice calling and SMS messaging, as more people turn to message apps and social media to communicate.

The shift towards mobile data usage is particularly pronounced among younger people, who are more likely to use their phones for browsing the internet, streaming video, and engaging with social media. This trend is likely to continue as mobile networks become faster and more reliable, and as new technologies such as 5G are rolled out around the world.

In summary, while Slovenia’s mobile network usage is higher than average compared to many other countries, the trends observed in the data are part of broader global patterns. As mobile networks become increasingly important for communication and internet access, we can expect to see continued growth in mobile data usage and a decline in traditional voice calling and SMS messaging.

 

 

 

 

 

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