UPDATE: Super Bowl LI will not only be remembered for the record-breaking 28-point comeback mounted by Tom Brady and the Patriots, but also for another record breaking statistic—the most single-day wireless data use mark.
Although not yet official, fans inside Houston’s NRG Stadium used at least 36.4 terabytes (TB) of data, reports Mobile Sports Report, which is 10 TB more than the previous single day record of 26 TB of data used during last year’s Super Bowl in Santa Clara, California.
According to the stadium WiFi system, 10.6 TB of data was used, which tops the 10.1 TB used during Super Bowl 50. On the cellular side, Verizon, AT&T and Sprint all set data records, recording 11 TB, 9.8 TB and 5 TB, respectively. T-Mobile has yet to release its data numbers and, according to a spokesperson, that number was “not relevant” and will not be released according to Mobile Sports Report,
Even without T-Mobile’s data statistics, the DAS data count is 25.8 TB, which is higher than the 15.9 TB used during last year’s Super Bowl. With a conservative estimate of T-Mobile’s data usage during the game, the total data usage number could top 40 TB.
February 8, 2017