AT&T 4G LTE Network Slams Competition at AT&T Center in San Antonio

May 07, 2014

AT&T Center in San Antonio

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Fans were using their mobile devices to share their favorite plays from the hardwood with family and friends throughout the opening round of basketball games at the AT&T Center in San Antonio. During the first round an average of 132GB of data traffic per game crossed our mobile network. 132GB of data is the equivalent to more than 375K social media posts with photos. The peak hour of traffic during the opening series occurred during the second game of the series on April 23, when 38GB of data traffic per game crossed our mobile network. 38GB of data is the equivalent to more than 108K social media posts with photos.

Beyond the massive amount of data used, Global Wireless Solutions (GWS) Inc., a leading independent benchmarking solutions vendor for the wireless industry, tested mobile coverage during the basketball game on April 30 at the AT&T Center in San Antonio. They found that AT&T offered the fastest 4G LTE network experience of any mobile provider at the game.

GWS collected nearly 1,500 samples of mobile data usage from approximately 5:30PM to 9:30PM on Wednesday, and the results revealed AT&T earned top marks across the board. AT&T offered the fastest average 4G LTE download speeds, the fastest average 4G LTE upload speeds and AT&T also delivered 99.5% LTE reliability at the venue.

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According to GWS, here are the AT&T network numbers from the in-venue cellular network test that topped all others:

  • The average AT&T 4G LTE download speed at the AT&T Center on April 30 was 45% greater than the closest competitor’s 4G LTE download speed was inside the venue.
    • The real-world difference between AT&T’s download speed and its closest competitor’s download speed is equivalent to being able to download 4 minutes of high-definition video content on AT&T’s network in 9.6 seconds vs. being able to download 4 minutes of high-definition video content on the closest competitor’s network in 16.3 seconds.
  • The average AT&T 4G LTE upload speed at the AT&T Center on April 30 was 5% greater than the closest competitor’s 4G LTE upload speed was inside the venue.
    • The real-world difference between AT&T’s upload speed and its closest competitor’s upload speed is equivalent to being able to upload 4 minutes of high-definition video content on AT&T’s network in 1 minute and 8 seconds vs. being able to upload 4 minutes of high-definition video content on the closest competitor’s network in 1 minute and 33 seconds.