Internet traffic situation remains stable

31 July 2020

The status of internet traffic remains stable and in some European Union countries the data traffic slightly declined – says the updated BEREC summary report on internet capacity during the COVID-19 pandemic.

National Regulatory Authorities (NRAs) are monitoring the situation and collect data with different regularity from internet service providers and other market players about the status of their networks. So far, there have been no reports about any need to apply exceptional traffic management measures contained in the Regulation (EU) 2015/2120.

Other developments reported in July include the launch of new tracing applications in Ireland and Croatia, as well as updated figures on the number of downloads of such applications in Germany and Italy. There have also been public consultations on the 5G auction in Portugal and the Czech Republic.  In Ireland, the temporary licenses awarded during the pandemic have been extended for another three months.