How Covid-19 is impacting CSP’s networks in Spain?
“The five major telecommunications operators (Telefónica, Orange, Vodafone, MásMóvil and Euskaltel) operating in Spain have jointly asked users to prioritize the use of telephones for essential activities such as remote work and distance education, given the strong increase in traffic and the fear that networks may experience episodes of saturation in the coming days.
The joint note notes that "telecommunications networks, both fixed and mobile, have been experiencing a traffic explosion in recent days as a result of the expansion of Covid-19 and the measures and recommendations derived from it."
According to the telcos, in general terms, traffic through IP networks has experienced increases of close to 40%, while mobile use has increased by around 50% in voice and 25% in data. Likewise, the traffic of instant messaging tools such as Whatsapp has multiplied by 5 in recent days.
The increased use of teleworking has also been reflected in the network: the traffic of remote work tools such as Skype and Webex has multiplied by 4.