Philadelphia Eagles fans were absolutely ecstatic after their team soared to victory during one of the most unforgettable Super Bowls in recent history. Not only were records set by the Eagles and Patriots, but record Wi-Fi network usage was also reported at this year’s Super Bowl!
Our partner, Extreme Networks, is the Official Wi-Fi Analytics provider of the Super Bowl and has been for five consecutive years. ExtremeAnalytics analyzed all of the data transferred over the stadium Wi-Fi network to gain more insight into how fans are utilizing their phones during the game in hopes to create a better experience in the future. The results are fascinating!
This year, 40,033 fans connected to the stadium Wi-Fi and a record of 16.31 TB of data was transferred over the network. The use of social apps increased 65% from last year’s Super Bowl with cloud apps being most utilized. The highest used social app was Facebook followed by Snapchat and streaming apps including iTunes, Youtube, Netflix, and Hulu.
The NFL had several pre-game activities scheduled outside, but because of the frigid temperatures, many of these activities ended up being held indoors, allowing fans to connect to the stadium network. To learn more about the Wi-Fi usage at the Super Bowl, check out this article from Network World!