average increases of about 35%-40%. Telefonica’s Movistar,Orange.Vodafone. Masmovil,and Euskaltel all reported increases of about 40% in their networks’traffic,while BT reported a range of 35%to 60% for daytime weekday fixed broad-band usage.
Also interesting.Orange noted an explosion of data over trans atlantic links, with80%ofthetrafficgeneratedby French internet users going to the USA for Facebook.YouTube.Netflix,Messengor, and WhatsApp.
During the first two years of the pan-demic,there were also upstream and downstream pattern shifts.Vodafone,for one,saw upstream incneases as high as 100%,which it attributed to cloud video conferencing services,with downstream increases of about 44% primarily due mostly to streaming video.