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Prathet Tankuranun, chief technology officer of Total Access Communication Plc, said, “As the clock ticked over to 2020, we saw data usage skyrocket by 150 per cent compared to last year [as of January 1, 7am]. The peak period ranged from 8pm to 9pm on December 31, 2019.”
“Data traffic during New Year countdowns is by far the busiest hour of the busiest day of the year. That's why DTAC allocated additional network engineers to ensure smooth connectivity 24 hours a day. We also boosted our network capacities with portable towers at New Year’s Eve countdown destinations,” Prathet said.
Bangkok ranked the highest for data consumption. In provincial areas, the highest data usage in Chiang Mai in northern Thailand, Ubon Ratchathani in the Northeast, Ratchaburi in the West, Samut Prakan in Central Thailand, Chonburi in the East and Songkhla in the South.
The most popular mobile apps was Facebook, followed by YouTube, Instagram, Line and Twitter.