UEFA Champions League football fans in Kyiv use over 17 TB of mobile Internet traffic
The three largest mobile communications operators have reported about the use of over 16.9 terabytes (TB) of mobile Internet traffic at the Olympiysky National Sports Complex and in the fan zones during the UEFA Champions League final in Kyiv on May 26.
"On May 26, almost 230,000 Kyivstar subscribers were at the Olympiysky National Sports Complex and in the fan zones of the Champions League, of which 22% were 4G users. They talked 1.5 million minutes (incoming and outgoing), sent 767,000 SMS messages and also used 8.2 TB of data. This can be compared to eight years of listening to music in good quality or one year of viewing video (1080p)," the press service of Kyivstar said.
The main use of data traffic in the operator's network was video streaming, messengers and web surfing - 35%, 26% and 19% of data traffic respectively.
In turn, Vodafone Ukraine mobile operator said that during the match its subscribers preferred 4G mobile communication.
"On May 26, in the places where the Champions League finals took place - in the fan zones and at the Olympiysky National Sports Complex - in the Ukrainian Vodafone network customers used 4 TB of mobile Internet, which is approximately 24 days of continuous YouTube viewing. The Internet traffic in the 4G network at the Olympiysky Complex exceeded 3G Internet traffic: 52% of all Internet traffic was generated in the LTE network, about 48% of the total volume of the Internet came from the 3G network. The share of 2G traffic was insignificant, less than 1%," the company said.
According to the operator, increased activity on this day was also observed in Kyiv airports: Vodafone customers used more than 550 GB in Boryspil and more than 320 GB in Zhuliany. At the same time, the voice services in the places of the Champions League final were not popular, the subscribers preferred the high-speed mobile Internet.
The lifecell press service told Interfax-Ukraine that on May 26, 80.5 TB of data were used in Kyiv, of which 4.7 TB were used in the stadium and fan zones, including only 1.2 TB at the stadium.
During the final match of the UEFA Champions League at the Olympiysky National Sports Complex in Kyiv, a mobile communication system was used located in the premises of Huawei.
"The largest project in Ukraine was commissioned by three operators to provide high-quality services in 3G and 4G standards. The capacity of the network allows you to keep in touch even with the maximum occupation of the 70,000-seat arena," the company said.
The project meets the public sanitary standards of Ukraine.