Telkomsel sees 226% rise in BlackBerry data
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Indonesia’s largest mobile phone operator, Telkomsel, recorded a 226 percent surge in data traffic from BlackBerry-related services during Idul Fitri this year, in comparison to last year.
Data traffic from BlackBerry services touched 7.5 gigabytes per second, while data traffic from other broadband services rose to 157 terabytes, more than 55 percent higher than last year’s figures, according to a press release sent to The Jakarta Post on Tuesday.
Multi-media messages (MMS) also leaped by 169 percent as cell phone users sent 3.2 million messages, in addition to 1.12 billion short text messages (SMS), a figure 25 percent higher than normal.
The operator’s networks also handled 1.28 billion minutes of voice calls, a 24 percent increase in traffic compared to Idul Fitri celebrations in 2011.
Meanwhile, areas that recorded a significant rise in communications traffic one day after Idul Fitri were Central Java, East Java and West Sumatra.
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