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Fiber optics led Movistar’s fixed internet traffic at the end of 2023

By Telefónica Peru

This is a machine translation of the original press release issued in Spanish.

Lima, January 31, 2024. The internet continues to be an essential tool in the daily lives of Peruvians, used for various activities, from communication to improving business productivity. In this sense, Movistar highlights the increase in data traffic experienced in its fixed and mobile networks during 2023, in which it highlights that, during the fourth quarter of the year, traffic from Movistar’s fiber networks exceeded traffic. in other technologies.

This significant increase represented an increase of 29 percentage points in the last year, going from 26% of fiber traffic in December 2022 to 55% in December 2023.

“The increase in traffic through fiber optics is a reflection of Movistar’s efforts to spread this technology that offers a substantial improvement in the quality of connectivity that our customers can access. This is added to the efforts to expand access, meaning that more people can hire or migrate to this technology, which offers speeds up to 20 times higher than the average,” commented Christian Livia, Director of Technology at Telefónica del Perú.

He explained that this increase is attributed to the improvement of the service of current clients, who have been progressively migrated to fiber optics, as well as the incorporation of new clients in areas where new fiber networks are being deployed nationwide. It should be noted that, at the end of 2023, there are already more than 3 million homes that can access Movistar fiber nationwide.

“We plan to continue promoting fiber, with which we aim that by the end of this year 75% of the traffic of our fixed networks will be through fiber optics,” said Christian Livia. This advance reflects Movistar’s commitment to the expansion and quality of its services, adapting to the growing demands for connectivity in the country.

For its part, at the end of 2023, traffic on the Movistar mobile network increased by 16%, highlighted by an annual growth of 16% in mobile data traffic compared to 2022.

It should be noted that in the field of 4G technology, which covers 93% of mobile data traffic, a significant increase was observed in cities in the country such as Lima (20%), Arequipa, La Libertad, and Cusco (17%), Junín (16%), Piura and Lambayeque (12%).

Entertainment and social networks led fixed and mobile internet traffic

Data revealed by Movistar indicate that data flow on Fixed Internet reached a peak of 5.6 Tbps (terabits per second) at the end of 2023. In this category, Facebook, YouTube and Netflix led the demand, representing 25%, 24% and 15% respectively of the total traffic.

For its part, the increase in mobile network traffic is attributed to the intensive use of applications such as Facebook Video (29%), TikTok (22%), YouTube (11%) and WhatsApp (7%), with a notable 5% for Instagram.

The executive emphasizes that this achievement highlights the company’s commitment to innovation and the provision of high-quality services. It ensures that users enjoy a reliable and cutting-edge connection, responding to the growing connectivity needs in the country. Upon celebrating 30 years of presence in Peru, Telefónica reaffirms its commitment to continue promoting the digital transformation and development of the country.



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