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MegaFon Ural: New Years Eve Traffic Up 1.5 Times on 2017

14.01.2019. : public
UrBC, Yekaterinburg, January 14, 2019. MegaFon Urals mobile traffic increased by 1.5 times on December 31, 2018 compared with one year earlier, the companys press service reports.

Local users mostly spent time on WhatsApp and Viber and grew very active after 6 PM on December 31; more than 70% of the companys mobile traffic got delivered through 4G network; the amount of video content also rose by 3.5 times.

Theres no need to wait out to make your voice call or send an image or a video through a messenger app after midnight: the network is quite prepared to handle any amount of traffic, at any peak hour, including 12 AM on January 1. We take steps in advance to make sure the signal quality and the system capacity are even better than on a regular day. Our appliances did manage to process millions of messages on New Years Eve, says MegaFon Urals Tech Director Anton Scherbakov.

Also, the number of MegaFon Urals customers who went traveling for the winter break went up by 24% compared with one year earlier. Within Russia, Moscow and Kazan proved the most popular destinations, whereas abroad, the top countries were the United Arab Emirates (Dubai) and Thailand (a year earlier, the No.1 country to go to was Vietnam). The companys registered users made three million calls to Russia from abroad on New Years Eve.