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