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AT&T customers jammed over 600GB of data at the Super Bowl

0. phoneArena 03 Feb 2014, 21:48 posted on

Now that the dust has settled on some big football game and a bunch of multi-million-dollar-per-minute...

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posted on 03 Feb 2014, 22:13

1. Kishin (Posts: 578; Member since: 30 May 2013)


It nearly double from last year, thats a lot of data.

posted on 03 Feb 2014, 22:21

2. Jayshmay (Posts: 65; Member since: 27 Mar 2011)


How is that even possible when ATTs customers are
limited to a miniscule 2gb/mo???

posted on 03 Feb 2014, 22:32

3. galanoth (Posts: 281; Member since: 26 Nov 2011)


Its an average of 7.5 MB per person at 85k people.

posted on 03 Feb 2014, 23:04

4. Jayshmay (Posts: 65; Member since: 27 Mar 2011)


Assuming ALL 85k people are ATT customers.
Then in that case, their making such a big deal out of the
equivalent of downloading about 2 songs?

posted on 04 Feb 2014, 04:18

5. ardent1 (Posts: 1991; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


You are missing the point because of a bad assumption since you are spreading ATT's portion onto the entire basis (85K in attendance).

The annual linear or harmonic growth rate in data is 52.36% per annum. The math is [(626/177)^(1/3)] - 1 or you can use logs to solve for the growth rate. That is to say ATT may not be able to handle that type of growth rate or consumption in data if trends continue. That growth rate is driven mostly by 4G LTE technology along with more ATT subscribers than in 2011, respectively.

Recall this is just ATT data meaning NOT all of the 85K in attendance are ATT. Or, if you also ADD the data consumption by Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, et al you will have a fuller or more accurate picture of the massive increase in data consumption.

Another way to look at it is suppose ATT is say 30% of the 85K in attendance, then you would normalize that number by a factor of (10/3) * 7.5 MB to get a more realistic picture or about 25 MB per person or about 6.67 songs.

Therefore its 85K people downloading 6.67 songs each or about 567,000 songs. That is a lot of effen songs.

posted on 04 Feb 2014, 07:46

6. Gsmalltheway (Posts: 139; Member since: 15 Aug 2009)


What he said

posted on 04 Feb 2014, 08:05

7. Jayshmay (Posts: 65; Member since: 27 Mar 2011)


You lost me at this "harmonic growth rate" mumbo jumbo.
Harmonic? I'm not in algebra class anymore, I don't want to be anywhere near talk like that!

posted on 04 Feb 2014, 16:56

8. DAMONORIBELLO (Posts: 83; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)


If you want to play with the big boys, you need to speak like them and understand the lingo. You mentioned that AT&T customers are limited to 2GB a month. I personally have 4GB. Where are you getting your credible information?

posted on 04 Feb 2014, 17:20

9. darkkjedii (Posts: 10059; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Seattle jammed Denver.

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