Telia: Stockholm Residents Cut Home Work

Telia ‘s big data analysis of operating patterns in the Stockholm area shows that we are traveling more again. On Friday, April 17, travel was 25 percent more than on Friday, April 3. The biggest change was between Stockholm and Haninge. Telia also estimates that the number of people working from home is decreasing. telia big data

Telia Crowd Insights is a service that analyzes anonymized and aggregated mobile network data that is adjusted to represent the entire population of Sweden. This means that you can see behaviors and movement needs in society, such as travel patterns and how we move. The service was launched commercially in 2017 and is usually used in urban and community planning, for example when drawing a new bus line or building a road.

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During the corona epidemic, the Public Health Authority used Telia’s anonymized data to understand how groups of people are moving, for example, between municipalities and regions or within a city. It provides important insights into the work to slow down the spread of infection, and you can make quicker decisions on possible measures based on statistics and exact data points.

An analysis Telia made for the Public Health Agency of how groups of people moved in the Stockholm area shows that travel increased by 25 percent on Friday, April 17, compared to Friday, April 3 . The biggest change was from Stockholm to Haninge (28 percent), Stockholm to Järfälla (27 percent), and Huddinge to Botkyrka (26 percent).

– The first measurement was made a couple of weeks after many companies and organizations recommended their employees work from home and the government’s call for distance education. The second measurement shows that we have started to move more again; maybe more people choose to go to work or go longer to do cases, says Kristofer Ågren, head of business area data analysis.

Many work at home – but not as many telia big data

Telia has also made an estimate of how many people work at home by analyzing anonymous data on the number of people in an area early in the morning. This has been compared to the number of people from the same area who traveled to another area and were there for at least an hour between 06.00-16.00. The difference in the number of people in the area and those who traveled is an indication of how many went to work and then an estimate of how many people can be assumed to work at home.

Telia’s analysis shows that 48 percent of Stockholmers now have an operating pattern that corresponds to working at home. This is a sharp increase compared to March 3 when the corresponding percentage was 33 percent, but a decrease from the peak of over 50 percent between March 16 and 23.

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