Internet traffic continue to stabilize in Europe

05 June 2020

The data traffic volumes continue to decrease or to stabilize across the several Member States  – says the updated BEREC summary report on the internet capacity during the COVID-19 crisis. Other signs that the network status continues to improve comes from France, where the frequency of collecting data has again been adjusted, and ISPs now only have to report to the Government and to the NRA if the status of their networks deteriorates.

To date, no major network congestions have been reported. 

The updated summary report also gives an insight into the other measures taken by operators, regulators and public institutions during the reporting period. The use of contact tracing apps was reported in another two Member States.

The BEREC special monitoring mechanism will be a topic to discuss during the BEREC public debriefing. Due to travelling restrictions and social measures applied across Europe, on 16 June 2020 BEREC will organize its traditional public debriefing, online. The event will take place from 14:30 – 16:00 CEST and will be live-streamed on the BEREC website. Stakeholders who would like to interact live and ask questions to the speakers should indicate this interest when registering to the event. On the day of the event, those participants will receive the dial-in details and instructions for interaction with the speakers during the public debriefing.