Verizon Wireless customers generated an unprecedented 1.9 TB of data usage over the company's wireless network during Super Bowl XLVIII.
During the game, Verizon Wireless said it handled more than 800 percent more data connections than during the busiest hour at last year's Super Bowl in New Orleans. In fact, during the halftime show with Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Verizon Wireless customers shattered records, using more data in MetLife stadium during a single hour than at any previous Super Bowl.
"Our network got the trophy last night and during Super Bowl week, delivering the consistent, reliable performance at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey and throughout the New York metropolitan area that our customers have come to expect from Verizon Wireless," said Nicola Palmer, chief technology officer of Verizon Wireless.
Prior to the game, the company upgraded its Distributed Antenna System (DAS) inside MetLife Stadium to quadruple 4G LTE data capacity and added additional cell sites outside to enhance customers' game-time experiences.