The latest data published by AGCOM confirm the great boom in data traffic on fixed lines.
In the first quarter of 2021, there was one growth of 39.8% in the volume of data consumed on the fixed network compared to the same period of the previous year. As can be seen from the image below, from January 2019 to March 2021 there is an important growth at the beginning of the health emergency, which has had a considerable impact on the browsing and consumption habits of most Italian users. .
Observing the trend in consumption in fact, two peaks can be seen. The first is located in the months of March and April 2020, when all of Italy was in lockdown due to COVID-19; the second we see it between October and December 2020, a period in which different regions have suffered various restrictions on mobility.
In fact, in the last two years the volume of traffic recorded on the fixed line has almost doubled, with an average daily consumption of 130.5 Petabytes reached in 2021. In addition to the growth in data traffic, the number of Italians has also increased in recent months. who use the internet and the average time spent online.
A few examples? The data from the AGCOM Observatory tell us that in 2019 each telephone line consumed an average of 4.09 GB per day. In 2020, this figure rose to 5.70 GB per day, while in 2021 it went to 7.50 GB per day, equal to 31.7% more than the previous year. Specifically, download traffic grew 34% year-over-year in the first quarter of 2021, while upload traffic increased nearly 36%.
The reason for this growth is mainly linked to the pandemic and the restrictions that have forced many people to stay at home, even to study or work. The availability of competitive rate plans that allow you to make phone calls and surf without limits at a low price.
Vodafone’s tariff plans for fiber, for example, they allow you to surf at a speed of up to 1 Gbps, with prices starting from € 27.90 per month. With the Internet Unlimited plan you can surf without limits and benefit from the Wi-Fi Optimizer service included in the Vodafone Station. Those who need not only to surf, but also to make phone calls to landline and mobile numbers, can activate the Internet Unlimited plan with calls included, while with the plan Giga Family Infinito Edition you have unlimited phone calls and data traffic on a fixed line and a data SIM with 150 GB of traffic that you can use every month even on the move.
Article in collaboration with Vodafone.