Internet traffic in Europe continues to stabilize

30 April 2020

More national regulatory authorities (NRAs) report of stabilization and even a decrease of internet traffic from the peak that was reached after the beginning of the Covid-19 crisis. In light of the traffic situation starting to stabilize, BEREC will reduce the frequency of these reports to once per week and will at the same time look at broadening the scope to also include other relevant measures being taken.

The updated BEREC summary report on internet capacity during the COVID-19 crisis includes the most recent data provided to BEREC by its constituent NRAs as of 28 April 2020. It also gives information on actions taken by regulators and operators. For example, the Portuguese NRA informs about a significant increase of the tests performed by end-users to check the speed of their internet access. Further, the Lithuanian regulatory authority reports, that one mobile operator provided information about a temporary breach of network integrity in its network due to a server failure.

This is already the 10th BEREC summary report submitted to the European Commission. The next status update is due next week on Friday 8 May, 2020.