OTE Group of Companies
99 Kifissias Ave, Maroussi, 15124 Athens, Greece
COSMOTE: 130% increase in data traffic via 4G
Overall data traffic exceeded 3 petabytes from 23/12 to 1/1
- The area of oreini Korinthia is staring in terms of volume and percentage of increase
- 50% of data traffic in Instagram and Facebook
At this year’s Christmas holidays, COSMOTE mobile telephony network reached a new record in data traffic. The overall mobile data traffic has increased by 70% exceeding 3 petabytes1 compared to last year, while the increase reached 130% via 4G.
The extensive coverage of COSMOTE network along with the diligent maintenance, even at the most distant areas and under the hardest weather conditions, enabled subscribers to access high-speed data anywhere in the country they chose to be for this year’s holidays. COSMOTE 4G remains the largest population 4G network in Greece, with coverage more than 95% and 4G+ 98%. OTE Group is constantly improving its networks with investments in new generation infrastructures, aiming to provide its customers with high quality experience in mobile Internet. Driven by technology, OTE Group creates a world better for all.
The preferences of Greeks for their holiday getaways
Besides the major urban centers, the areas with the biggest mobile data traffic in terms of volume through the COSMOTE network were Pelion, oreini Korinthia, Imathia and Karditsa, highlighting the preferences of the Greeks for their winter Christmas getaways. The largest increase in comparison to the last year surpassed 200% and recorded in Kythira, Samothraki, Sporades, oreini Korinthia and Ioannina.
Instagram comes first in data traffic
The important role of social media in the daily life of the Greeks, both for information and entertainment, is highlighted by the fact that almost half the total data traffic on the COSMOTE network was split between Instagram (25%) and Facebook (23%), followed by YouTube and Browsing with 21% and 20%, respectively.
 1 petabyte=1000 terabytes