Gergő Budai J., Vice President of Vodafone Hungary, informed MTI of his interest: voice calls saw a 50 percent increase in traffic in the early days of the coronavirus emergency, with an average increase of 40 percent since then. The mobile internet 20-25 percent increase in data traffic was typical. At a larger event, such as the prime minister's briefings or the press briefings of the operational tribe, growth is above 50 percent.
Gaming and HD movie downloads are growing on the wired network, and many times the network is heavily loaded with new games. The work of the authorities, digital education and working from home are the priorities. So far, no intervention was needed to prioritize network traffic, he added. Hungary's networks are at the forefront of the world. Vodafone Hungary has prepared its networks for the current increased traffic. Capacity upgrades for network stability have been made and will be implemented immediately, if necessary.
From Monday, April 6, Vodafone will automatically provide all prepaid customers aged 65 and over with 100-minute free calling, which they can use for 90 days, said Gergő Budai J.
According to Magyar Telekom data, by the end of March mobile and fixed data traffic The growth was 30 percent. THE mobile voice traffic is around 45 percent and fixed voice traffic is about 75 percent increased during the same period.
They added: the situation is changing minute by minute, they are constantly monitoring events, monitoring the network and doing their best to manage and possibly expand capacity.
Increased teleworking and distance learning on the Internet and TV platforms are significantly transforming the usual network load, and Magyar Telekom's network infrastructure meets current needs. At points where increased traffic demands extra capacity, they will work with their suppliers to determine what license or hardware upgrade steps they can take in each network element, they wrote.
Telenor said its customers will be making longer voice calls from mid-March, presumably due to mass telecommuting, home-based learning and online streaming. Mobile internet traffic has since grown by 30 percent compared to average time periods. There are settlements where multiple increases in traffic have been registered.
Network traffic is continuously monitored and fine-tuned at any time of the year to meet current and expected usage needs. As the concentration of mobile use has developed in geographically different areas, fine-tuning of the network has been carried out in more than 130 cases nationwide. These provide optimization of network capacity to meet user needs that have evolved over a short period of time. At present, there is still spare capacity in the company's Hipernet network. It was noted that by 2020, Hipernet's 4G nationwide coverage will have reached 99.5 percent and, with continued technology development, will have nearly the capacity that was previously predicted for 5G.