As countries around the world impose strict travel restrictions and work from home arrangements, huge increases in home broadband usage are driven by conferencing tools, streaming media and gaming. But traditional mobile services are also exploding.
GlobalData has identified that while the number of mobile calls remains roughly constant, mobile call length has risen substantially. Mobile voice and messaging are more convenient than PC-based communication, and the cellular network provides an alternate connectivity pool when the IP network is strained. Even though mobile networks are in the midst of a technical transition to enable 5G calling, they have been able to fix voice capacity bottlenecks quickly.