The growth of mobile internet

05/01/2016 - 09h30

Press Release

Bertrange, January 4th 2016

Mobile Internet grew by 29% with more than a million sessions for the nights of Christmas and New Year's Eve.

Orange customers made together 1,042,555 mobile internet sessions on Christmas and the New Year’s Eve celebrations. The total amount of SMS sent for the respective periods decreased by 38% to 298 500 * units.

Le nombre de SMS par minute est de 218 pour la nuit de noël alors qu’il atteint 829 SMS/mn la nuit du jour de l’an. Le nombre d’appels passés baisse de 7.32% par rapport à fin 2014 avec 161 511 appels dont 117 549 ont été passés la seule nuit de la Saint Sylvestre. L’internet mobile qui avait déjà fait une croissance de 20.47% pour la même période entre 2014 et 2015 poursuit son envol avec 29.16% d’augmentation et plus de 4TB (Terra bytes) pour les 24 heures des nuits de Noel et de la Saint Sylvestre. Le pic de la nuit du jour de l’an est à 23:00 cette année alors qu’il était à 22:00 l’année dernière.

There were 218 SMS sent per minute on Christmas Eve and 829 per minute sent on New Year's Eve. The number of calls made decreased by 7.32 % to 161 511 compared to 2014 out of which 117 549 calls were performed on New Year's Eve . Mobile Internet which had already increased by 20.47 % for the same period between 2014 and 2015 continues it’s growth to 29.16 % in total with more than 4TB (Terra bytes) loaded in the 24 hours of the nights of Christmas and Saint Sylvestre . This year, the peak was reached at 23 :00 hours, 1 hour later than in 2014 .

"Dedicated teams remained active on during the New Year celebrations and especially during the nights of Christmas and New Year to monitor the network and allow customers to share their good times and their wishes with their relatives . Dimensioned accordingly, the network supported very well the SMS peaks and especially the mobile internet usage which gets bigger year after year overrunning the SMS usage." says Christophe Jean Bayet , IT and Orange networks Director in Luxembourg.

(* The SMS taken into account are the ones sent with success on the Orange Network. Incoming SMS as well as national notification SMS or roaming usage is not considered. The amount of GB taken into account comes from the downloads)

About Orange in Luxembourg
Orange Communications Luxembourg SA is a telecommunications operator offering mobile , fixed , Internet and cable TV and is operational on the Luxembourg market since May 2004 under this brand. Orange Communications Luxembourg SA provides services to residential and business customers . Orange Communications Luxembourg SA is a 100% subsidiary of Mobistar , an operator in Belgium