During the Oktoberfest, 165 terabytes of data were transferred in Deutsche Telekom’s mobile network (https://telekom.de). According to the company, this value represents a new record. The previous record dates back to 2019, when 76 terabytes of data were transferred, it says.
Ten mobile sites
The measured data traffic has therefore more than doubled – and this despite the fact that the number of visitors to the Oktoberfest has fallen from 6.3 million to 5.7 million compared to 2019. According to Telekom, the company set up special coverage on the grounds for the festival, consisting of ten mobile sites and four tent sites.
For the first time, the Bonn-based group used the mobile communications standard 5G at the Oktoberfest in 2022. 5G played a significant role in ensuring that the greatly increased mobile traffic could be transmitted effortlessly during the 17 days of the festival: Over 30 per cent of the data ran over the 5G network.
Every third person a “roamer
The organisers’ assessment that the audience at the Oktoberfest was significantly younger than in 2019 fits in with the increased data traffic. Also striking this year: around 30 per cent of the data turnover is attributable to “roamers” – that is, users from other networks. In addition, according to the company, around 3.4 million phone calls were made at the “Wiesn”.