Ljubljana, 20 June (STA) - The volume of data transferred through the mobile broadband access in Slovenia in the first quarter of the year was up by more than a half compared to the same period in 2018. The total call time also increased, while the number of sent SMSs was down, the statistics Office reported on Thursday.
In the first quarter of the year, more than 27 million gigabytes of data was transferred through the mobile broadband access, with the figure not including the wireless transfer of data.
The figure in the same period last year stood at almost 18 million gigabytes, which means that the traffic increased by 52%. Some 86% of the data traffic was generated by private users.
The users of all Slovenian mobile service providers made a total of 458,000 calls in the first quarter, which is around 5,100 calls a day or 185 by a single user on average in three months.
Each user made two calls a day on average, with half of all calls being made within the same mobile network.
The number of outbound calls to mobile networks in Slovenia was the same as in the first quarter of 2018, while the number of outbound calls to international networks was up by 7%.
The time of calls made from Slovenian mobile networks was almost 20 million hours in the first quarter, which is 1% more year-on-year. Three-quarters of the traffic was generated by private users.
In the period, an average user of Slovenian mobile service providers spoke on the mobile phone for eight hours or five minutes a day when they made the call.
The number of sent SMSs amounted to more than 666 million, which is 2% less than in the first quarter of 2018. Private users sent 4% less SMSs, while business users sent 7% more SMSs.
An average user of the Slovenian mobile networks sent 270 SMSs in the first quarter, or thee a day.