Tele2 Sweden says mobile data use in business rises in 2021 but roaming traffic still below pre-pandemic level

Tele2 Sweden said that it has analysed changes in its business customers’ mobile telephony and mobile data traffic since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. It said that average data use per subscription was 4.5 GB in the period 01 March to 31 August 21, up from 3.5 GB from 01 March 2020 to 28 February 2021, and up from 2.9 GB from 01 March 2019 to 28 February 2020. More about Tele2 Sweden latest roaming report, find out below.

If you compare the period before the pandemic, Feb 2019 to Feb 2020 with the pandemic’s first year, data traffic among companies has increased by 34%. The industry that has increased the most is the hotel and restaurant industry, which increased by 42%. Followed by Consultant and service company at 39%.

The amount of roaming decreased sharply for all industries from the year before the pandemic to the first year of the pandemic, the transport and logistics industry decreased by 47% which is the least , while municipalities, regions and the public sector reduced their travel the most, by 85%.

Category
2019-03-01 to 2020-02-28
2020-03-01 to 2021-02-28
2021-03-01 to 2021-08-31
GB data / subscription on average
2.9
3.5
4.5
MB roaming / subscription
94
28
71
Number of sms / subscriptions
15
18
18
Number of calls / subscriptions
31
32
35

 

Other insights in the report tele2 sweden roaming

  1. As the vaccination rate increased during March – August 2021, roaming in all industries also increased, by between 56 and 310%. Municipalities, regions and the public sector increased the most by 310%, followed by Information and Communication by 251%, followed by Administration and Support by 212%, Property and Administration by 202% and Health, Healthcare and Care by 199%. In total, municipalities, regions and the public sector are the ones who roam the least.
  1. Compared with the year before the pandemic, data use increased during the first year of the pandemic the most for the hotel and restaurant industry, which increased by 42%. Followed by Consultant and service company at 39%.
  1. The only industry that reduced its data usage from the year before the pandemic to the first year of the pandemic was Agriculture and Green Industries, which fell by 6%.
  1. As vaccinations start in the spring and summer of 2021, we see that three industries stand out in the increase in data use; Real estate and administration with 61%, Information and communication with 46% and Municipalities, regions and the public sector with 43%.

  1. The amount of roaming decreased sharply for all industries from the year before the pandemic to the first year of the pandemic, period 1 to period 2, (by between 47 and 85%). The transport and logistics industry lost the least, while municipalities, regions and the public sector declined the most.
  1. The highest data usage during the entire measurement period was Agriculture and Green Industries with 8.28 GB / month and subscriptions closely followed by Hotels and restaurants and Construction and civil engineering with 7.28 and 6.65 respectively. The lowest data usage was Municipalities, regions and the public sector with 0.7 GB / month and subscription.
  1. SMS traffic was at its highest for hotels, restaurants and experiences in May 2020 with an average of 18 text messages per subscription.
  1. In the report, we see clear deviations from the general behavior in industries such as hotels and restaurants and experiences , culture, sports and entertainment and agriculture and green industries.

The report compares three time periods.

Period 1: 2019-03-01 until 2020-02-28 (before the pandemic)
Period 2: 2020-03-01 until 2021-02-28 (first year of the pandemic)
Period 3: 2021-03-01 until 2021-08- 31 (second pandemic until August)

The report reports the 16 industries that have a sufficiently extensive amount of data to ensure a statistically correct basis. Each industry includes small, medium and large companies. tele2 sweden roaming

 

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