The evaluation shows that even in mobile communications, things are going back to normal. Because the face-to-face exchange with friends, relatives, and colleagues is easier again, we call for less time. The trend in the meantime to pick up the phone longer ebbs away again. The average phone call today lasts 2 minutes and 45 seconds—35 seconds shorter than a year ago. Instead, even more data is rushing through the cellular network – because we are all on the road more often again and diligently use our smartphones on buses, trains, and trains.
More data on the move in the Vodafone network Vodafone Germany data traffic 2021
Since the beginning of the year, an unimaginable 124,000 terabytes of data have rushed through the Vodafone mobile network. That is around 30 percent more data than in the same period a year ago when we spent more time at home. Vodafone has further expanded its own LTE network so that surfing with the smartphone is successful everywhere. This year, Vodafone successfully completed around 6,500 LTE construction projects. To this end, the Düsseldorf-based company has built new mobile radio stations, upgraded existing stations with new technology, and increased LTE capacities in many places so that even more people can surf the web smoothly at the same time.
Things are getting a bit more normal again, including in our cellular network.
The Germans are making shorter calls again Vodafone Germany data traffic 2021
A look at how and for how long we talk on the phone shows that our everyday lives are becoming a bit more normal again. During the stronger contact restrictions caused by the coronavirus, the Germans picked up the phone for significantly longer than in the past at the same time last year. In October 2020, a phone call lasted around 3 minutes and 20 seconds on average. Now that we can meet friends, family, and colleagues in many places, at least in smaller groups, the voice traffic in cellular communications has declined again. The phone calls we make are getting shorter again; at the moment, each phone call lasts an average of 2 minutes and 45 seconds. That is 35 seconds less than a year ago. And that is pretty much the same as before Corona (2019).