April 16, 2020: AT&T’s mobile network continues to perform well during the COVID-19 public health crisis. With more people staying in and working from home, we’ve seen a significant jump in mobile network usage, especially in gaming and video conferencing.
Mobile Network Traffic Numbers Continue to Rise
Gaming continues to increase week over week and is up nearly 54% since the week of 2/24-3/1.
Instant messaging, including text traffic from messaging apps and platforms, has slightly declined since the week prior, but overall is up nearly 60%.
Email continues to decline and is down 25% compared to the week of 2/24-3-1.
Video Conferencing Hits Highs
AT&T saw 470k Webex Meeting Calls – the highest during the COVID-19 pandemic – on 4/9, and then decreased to 272k on 4/10 likely due to the holiday weekend.
IP Flex Calls accounted for 190.6M minutes of use at 58.3M total taken over the mobile network. This also saw a similar drop on 4/10 with 146.9 minutes of use.
On 4/8 – AT&T saw 1.0M Global Conferencing Calls with 32.5M minutes of use, a 2.3% increase from the prior business day. WarnerMedia Viewership High1
Through April 9, CNN is on pace for the best monthly ratings performance in 17 years in both Total Day and Monday-Sunday Prime. CNN has been #1 among 18-49-year-old viewers in all of cable during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Among all key demographics, CNN is showing triple-digit growth in both Total Day & Prime ratings compared to this time last year and the prior 4 weeks.
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