Social Media Sidebar

Announcement

Please sign up, comment on articles and bring your friends!

Current poll

PlanetTech is asking:

What do you think about our new web site?

Love it, indeed
Really good solution
Same as old one
The old one was better
This is a new option

Quote of the day

Any company designed for success in the 20th century is doomed to failure in the 21st.

 

David S. Rose

Mobile networks braced for busiest ever New Year surge

RATE THIS! +11
Posted in Online on 31st Dec, 2012 08:20 PM by AlexMuller

One operator, EE, has predicted that its customers alone will use more than 226 terabytes - 236,978,176 megabytes - of mobile data as they took to Twitter and instant messaging services. The network said it expected around 303 million calls to be made and 234 million texts to be sent.

 

Last year, the busiest time for sending messages was at 00:05 GMT. Vodafone told the BBC that at its peak New Year's Eve 2011 saw more than 12,000 texts handled in a single second.

 

More than two million texts were sent over the network in a five minute period after midnight. Other networks have said that they would make sure their services are operating at maximum capacity throughout the evening.

 

"We'll ensure we keep any maintenance work to a minimum which will help customers send and receive text and picture messages via their mobiles," a spokesman for O2 said.

 

This year, it is expected that more people will turn to services such as Skype, Whatsapp, Twitter and Facebook to send well wishes to friends and family.

 

EE said it expected data usage to be up 97.8% on 2011, while Vodafone too expected a substantial rise in use. Last year, it said, more than a million of its customers accessed Facebook between the hours of 18:00 GMT on the 31 December to 06:00 GMT on the 1 January.



Read original article » Back to category

Comments



 

Recent headlines

  • Posted in Software on 2016-09-30 16:35:03
    Google says its new AI-powered translation tool scores.....read more
    Posted in Science on 2016-09-30 17:16:16
    New 'Artificial Synapse' Gets Closer to Mimicking Brain.....read more
    Posted in Software on 2016-09-30 17:02:38
    Amazon's $2.5M 'Alexa Prize' seeks chatbot that can.....read more
    Posted in Science on 2016-09-30 16:25:00
    Plumes on Europa Might Confirm Suspicions of Water.....read more
    Posted in Software on 2016-09-29 17:50:27
    Google, Facebook, Amazon join forces on future of AI..read more
Posted in Business on 2013-10-10 01:33
China is working towards a manned lunar mission in about.....read more
Posted in Business on 2013-10-20 07:17
Spacex says China is their main competitor for commercial.....read more
Posted in Software on 2013-10-20 06:43
Pirate Bay Browser Clocks 1,000,000 Downloads..read more
Posted in Medicine on 2013-10-10 02:10
Google reportedly investing hundreds of millions into new.....read more
Posted in Medicine on 2013-10-14 03:13
Endothelial Cells Can Repair and Regenerate Organs,.....read more
Posted in Science on 01.01.2010
Spacex says China is their main competitor for commercial.....read more
Posted in Science on 01.01.2010
Staring at Your Phone Could Be Making You Short Sighted..read more
Posted in Science on 01.01.2010
Oculus Rift virtual reality headset coming to mobile, but.....read more
Posted in Science on 01.01.2010
Delivering drugs via nanoparticles to target mitochondria..read more
Posted in Science on 01.01.2010
China is working towards a manned lunar mission in about.....read more

Recent Blog Posts

  • Posted by AlexMuller
    NASA prepares to launch first U.S. Asteroid sample return mission..read more
    Posted by AlexMuller
    Stopping scars before they form..read more
    Posted by AlexMuller
    Hope for reversing stroke-induced long-term disability..read more
    Posted by AlexMuller
    Ancient air pockets changing the history of Earth’s oxygen..read more
    Posted by AlexMuller
    Chimpanzees choose cooperation over competition..read more

Login to your Account

Login to your PlanetTech Account here

Username:
Password:
Remember me
or

Create a New Account

You just need username and password

The following errors occured:
Username:
Email:
Password:
Verify password:
Remember me