Whatsapp and gaming, the kings of confinement in Spain

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Whatsapp and gaming, the kings of confinement in Spain

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Network consumption continues to skyrocket in Spain

Having a drink on a terrace with friends is for later, leisure in Spain It has radically changed to comply with the “I stay at home039; quot; and help reduce the number of people infected by Covid-19 in Spain. The consumption of video games and the use of WhatsApp has tripled in this period.

Between March 13 and 15, the Telefónica network managed to manage up to 700 Gbs more than usual, with Saturday the 14th being the busiest. The application with the highest growth in the week from March 9 to 15 was WhatsApp, where it grew by 698%, which means managing 381 Gbs more than usual. Saturday 14 was also the peak of the week in the messaging application

For its part, gaming traffic increased by 271% compared to the previous week. The Telefónica network came to manage up to 700 Gbs more than usual, with Saturday, March 14 is the busiest. The gaming sources that have grown the most are Playstation and Xbox, in addition to downloading games on mobiles and other devices.

The increased use of teleworking has also had an essential reflection on the Telefónica network, as demonstrated by the traffic generated by remote working tools such as Skype and Webex, which has multiplied by four.

The use of these tools shot up on March 13, the date on which thousands of Spanish sand incorporated telework. The data from Telefónica taking as a reference on Tuesday, March 17 indicate that mobile voice consumption increased by 40% coinciding with noon.

At that same hour, many recovered the landline, whose consumption increased that same day and at the same time by 45%. Regarding data consumption, mobile data on the 17th at 23:00 had risen by 41% compared to any other day, while the use of fixed data increased on March 20 at 22:00 in a 40%, caused by the consumption of OTT and streaming platforms.

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