Feb 9, 2016

Levi’s Stadium Sets New Standard for Connectivity during Super Bowl 50

The third biggest TV audience in history tuned in to watch the Denver Broncos take on the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50. And for the 71,000+ fans who were inside Levi's Stadium, it was a record-breaking day for sharing, posting, tweeting, streaming and more over the free in-stadium Wi-Fi. 

More than 10 Terabytes of data were uploaded and downloaded on the network within the stadium during the day. That’s a staggering amount of data, equal to streaming 6,000+ hours of HD video (more than 8 months worth) or almost 1.2 Million 2-megabyte images. A lot of that volume was generated by the free Super Bowl 50 Stadium app - which allows fans to order food, watch the Super Bowl commercials and replays, and check lines.

The 10 moments that generated the most data traffic at the stadium included:

  • The introduction of the 50 Super Bowl MVPs

  • Lady Gaga singing the National Anthem and the Blue Angels flyover

  • The opening kickoff

  • The first coach’s challenge

  • Von Miller’s forced fumble and the first touchdown of the game by Malik Jackson

  • The halftime show with Coldplay, Beyonce and Bruno Mars

  • Von Miller’s second forced fumble and C.J. Anderson’s game-sealing touchdown

  • Peyton Manning exiting the field and Gary Kubiak’s Gatorade shower

  • The Lombardi Trophy presentation

  • Using apps to get back home and to hotels

Comcast Business provides dual 10 Gigabit-per-second connections that serve as the primary network infrastructure for Levi’s Stadium to allow the fans in the stands to get online with fast and reliable Wi-Fi; and for the operations, media and broadcast partners to put on the show.

Given all of the factors involved – location, the tech capabilities of Levi’s stadium, and the sheer number of ways for people to use the Internet – Super Bowl 50 has set a new standard for the digital infrastructure needed to host an event of this scale.


(Photos: AP Images)

Tags : Comcast Business, Levi's Stadium, Stadium of Tomorrow, Super Bowl

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