Verizon customers set record at the Super Bowl; Verizon, KT make 5G video call during game

Verizon customers set record at the Super Bowl; Verizon, KT make 5G video call during game
Wow! Super Bowl 52 was quite a shootout. Both Eagles' QB Nick Foles and Patriots' signal caller Tom Brady put on an aerial display never seen before in the Super Bowl. Also never seen before is the amount of mobile data consumed by Verizon customers during the big game. First, we should point out that 57% of the fans at U.S. Bank Stadium were Verizon customers. In and around the stadium, they used a record breaking 18.8TB of data on Sunday, an increase of 70.9% from the 11TB used during last year's game. According to the nation's largest carrier, the amount of data used yesterday by Verizon customers is the equivalent of one person binge watching streaming HD video for 435 consecutive days.

Verizon subscribers also had the highest average download speeds at the Super Bowl. This data was computed by third party firm P3. The company monitored the data speeds for all four major U.S. wireless operators at the stadium. Big Red customers used their mobile devices (in this order) to browse the web, stream video, visit social media (Snapchat, Facebook and Instagram were the three favorites) and to peruse sports apps. Verizon says that peak usage of its network at the stadium occurred during Justin Timberlake's halftime show, when Tom Brady was stripped of the ball late in the game, and during the opening kickoff.

Also on Sunday, Verizon and KT made the very first pre-commercial 5G video call. Verizon Chairman and CEO Lowell McAdam and KT chairman and CEO Chang-Gyu Hwang used prototype 5G tablets produced by Samsung. All three companies are working together toward the eventual rollout of 5G service worldwide.


source: Verizon

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14 Comments

1. Bernoulli

Posts: 4359; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

Hmm what's the difference between LTE video call and 5G video call, when we can already video chat at 1080p no problem?

6. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1314; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

Maybe they plan to offer unlimited 4K video call as part of their service? I made myself laugh.

8. bambamboogy02

Posts: 834; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

End to End video and Audio over different Network Technologies.

13. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1527; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

To the end user probably nothing, they are just using it as a test.

4. Jrod99

Posts: 708; Member since: Jan 15, 2016

Guess they weren’t burn like me. Never again you crooked S O B’s. Verizon. You know what you can do?

9. someguy2261

Posts: 250; Member since: Feb 12, 2016

Good then you watch it , and police brutlity ? You want police to give supected criminals back rubs ? They ask you to complie you should do it , if you dont and you suffer consequences then dont ask me to feel bad for you. If dont like the system we live the do challange it in courts not face to face with a cop and escalate thing to point cop will hurt you

15. pendragon0202

Posts: 164; Member since: Feb 23, 2015

I understand Verizon since its their market but what is KT, a Korean telecom company doing there in the US?

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