Three customers use equivalent of 8.7 million WhatsApp messages in data every minute

That's 22,000 episodes of Game of Thrones every hour, in case you were wondering...

A recent report published by ComReg shows that mobile network Three carries 54% of all data used in Ireland on its network. More than 1,700 terabytes of data passes through Three’s network every week.

Three reported a 77% increase in data traffic in 2015. Speaking about the findings, Elaine Carey, Chief Commercial Officer at Three commented

“According to the most recent ComReg report, we carry 54% of all mobile data traffic through our network. This is because our customers, across rural and urban areas, have a huge appetite for data and we respond to this by giving them All You Can Eat data and free 4G on all plans. It’s interesting to see that 51% of all data traffic is on our rural sites, and even though we do have more rural sites than urban sites, it really does show that mobile data is providing a real alternative."

 Three is currently investing €300 million in its network. This work is well underway and will be complete by 2017.