Data traffic rose 2% in the week from 11 to 17 May and remained 50% above the levels of the period before the pandemic, Anacom – Autoridade Nacional de Comunicações, said in a statement this Thursday.
"In the week of 11/5 to 17/5/2020, two weeks after the beginning of the deflation, voice traffic decreased 4% compared to the previous week, while data traffic increased 2%", said the regulator, pointing out that this growth comes after “three consecutive weeks of decline”.
“Mobile data traffic decreased by 4%. In the case of voice traffic, mobile voice decreased by 4% and fixed voice traffic decreased by 6% ”, Anacom revealed.
The regulator therefore concluded that "data traffic is still 50% above that seen in the pre-Covid-19 period, with fixed data representing more than 95% of total data traffic".
Voice traffic, on the other hand, was “18% higher than that recorded in the week prior to the declaration of the pandemic”, with mobile voice accounting for 88% of this indicator's total.
At the same time, the “number of accesses at a fixed location has increased, increasing 0.7% compared to the period” before the pandemic, while the number of mobile accesses decreased between 0.1% and 2.5%, depending on the type of access , according to Anacom.
In turn, postal parcel traffic decreased 3% compared to the previous week, "being 24% above the amount recorded in the period" that preceded Covid-19, the entity said.
The data obtained by Anacom show that national orders and those received from abroad "decreased by 3% and 9%, respectively, while orders sent to other countries increased by 6%".
According to the regulator, the volume of orders globally is "significantly above" that recorded in the week before the March 2 pandemic declaration.