dtac Reveals Happy New Year of the Golden Tiger Mobile Wishes Peaked from 21:00 – 22:00

Bangkok The Perennial Mobile Data Usage Champion on New Year’s Eve

January 1, 2022 – dtac reports that New Year 2022 greetings internet usage peaked on mobile devices from 21:00 – 22:00, with Bangkok keeping its perennial top spot for data usage. This record usage also revealed the top 5 most popular applications during the New Year festival.

Mr. Prathet Tankuranun, Chief Technology Officer, Total Access Communication PCL or dtac – revealed, “Wrapping up the prior year and ushering in the New Year 2022, we found that data usage increased because of more New Year’s wishes. To cover peak usage, dtac has bolstered its network coverage, efficiency, and resilience across Thailand to support these types of peak usage. We also deployed special teams to care for our customers 24/7 throughout the festive season.”

dtac discovered the following interesting stats for usage on mobile devices during New Year’s Eve, ushering in the Year of the Tiger 2022:

  • The peak hour for data usage was from 21:00 – 22:00 on December 31, 2021.
  • The top 5 highest data usage by province in Thailand was 1. Bangkok; 2. Chon Buri; 3. Samut Prakan; 4. Samut Sakhon; and 5. Pathum Thani
  • The highest data usage in province by region on New Year’s Eve: North – Chiang Mai; Northeast – Ubon Ratchathani; East – Chon Buri; Central (excluding Bangkok) – Samut Prakan; West – Ratchaburi; and South – Songkhla.
  • The top 5 applications on New Year’s Eve were: 1. Facebook; 2. YouTube; 3. TikTok; 4. Instagram; and 5. LINE.

dtac strives to continually improve our network to offer quality high-speed internet and expanded coverage. We have deployed over 12,000 base stations for the 700 MHz spectrum covering all 77 provinces and 923 districts across Thailand for rural and indoor coverage.