0
Broadband

Spark posts 27% increase in daytime broadband traffic

Thursday 2 April 2020 | 10:32 CET | News
New Zealand operator Spark reports a shift in broadband traffic in its network to a '7-day weekend', where broadband usage volumes during the week now resemble usage volumes over the weekend pre-Covid-19, and weekend peak usage is elevated further again. Weekday daytime broadband usage has doubled since remote working became the norm, while data traffic at peak hit a high of 27 percent above normal, Spark said. Mobile traffic (at peak) has also increase by 22 percent as many of Spark's customers have used wireless broadband, which runs on the mobile network, to work, learn and connect.

Thank you for visiting Telecompaper

Sign up below to get access to the rest of this article and all the telecom news you need.

  • Register free and gain access to even more articles from Telecompaper. Register here
  • Subscribe and get unlimited access to Telecompaper’s full coverage, with a customised choice of news, commentary, research and alerts.

Subscriptions

Already registered?



Free Headlines in your E-mail

Every day we send out a free e-mail with the most important headlines of the last 24 hours.

Subscribe now

Categories: Fixed
Companies: Spark
Countries: New Zealand
::: add a comment
This article is part of dossier

Coronavirus


Add comment

Please login or register to leave a comment.

We welcome comments that add value to the discussion. We attempt to block comments that use offensive language or appear to be spam, and our editors frequently review the comments to ensure they are appropriate. If you see a comment that you believe is inappropriate to the discussion, you can bring it to our attention by using the report abuse links. As the comments are written and submitted by visitors of the Telecompaper website, they in no way represent the opinion of Telecompaper.


Related

Spark lifts broadband data caps as Auckland customers re-enter COVID-19 lockdown

Published 17 Aug 2020 08:48 CET | New Zealand
New Zealand operator Spark will waive data overage charges for all customers who are on data-capped fixed and wireless broadband ...

Spark launches Endless Data mobile plans

Published 04 May 2020 08:19 CET | New Zealand
New Zealand operator Spark has introduced Endless Data pay monthly and prepay mobile plans, which offers unlimited data in ...

UFF launches 'Next Day; in the Same Day' rapid fiber connection service

Published 16 Apr 2020 08:22 CET | New Zealand
Central North Island fibre company Ultrafast Fibre (UFF) is preparing for a surge of demand for new fibre connections, as ...

NBN Co sees peak download throughput jump 18% to 13.1 Tbps

Published 07 Apr 2020 09:57 CET | Australia
NBN Co, the company building and operating Australia's broadband access network, reports that, compared to the last week of ...

Vodafone launches Lounge Jams live streaming series in New Zealand

Published 06 Apr 2020 14:55 CET | New Zealand
Vodafone New Zealand has launched a four-part concert series in partnership with Live Nation, streaming live performances from ...

UK broadband networks coping with increased traffic - Point Topic

Published 01 Apr 2020 11:56 CET | United Kingdom
UK broadband network performance appears to be coping with the increase in traffic as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, ...

Russian operators expect up to 70% jump in traffic as country stops work

Published 30 Mar 2020 12:25 CET | Russian Federation
Russian operators expect the workload of their networks to increase by 70 percent in the coming week after president Vladimir ...

Summary of international coronavirus-related telecoms and media news - week 13

Published 27 Mar 2020 12:01 CET | World | Update: 30 Mar 2020 09:24 CET
The coronavirus (Covid-19) pushes all the regular telecom and media news into the background - and for good reason. The impact, ...

Vodafone boosts 4G connectivity for rural New Zealand customers during Covid-19 lockdown

Published 27 Mar 2020 08:27 CET | New Zealand
Vodafone reports it has switched on additional 4G mobile cell sites in parts of rural New Zealand, to enable more customers to ...

Vodafone New Zealand sees 50% mobile data usage growth in one week

Published 25 Mar 2020 19:00 CET | New Zealand
Vodafone New Zealand has announced that its broadband and mobile network infrastructure will continue to be monitored 24/7 and ...