In the Win Column

Oct 28, 2013

In the Win Column

Baseball Fans Set Data Usage Record in St. Louis

Another night, and another record for data usage from baseball fans, who took to their smartphones in record-setting numbers in Game 4 at Busch Stadium—tweeting, texting, surfing the Web and more.

AT&T operates a Distributed Antenna System, or DAS, inside the ballpark to keep customers connected during every game. Here are some of the cool metrics outlining our network performance from last night’s game:

  • AT&T data usage on our in-stadium network during Game 4 was more than 196 GB (gigabytes). The previous record occurred during Game 3, and was 195 GB.
    • 196 GB of data is equal to more than 560,000 social media posts with photos or more than 6,560 hours of streaming music.
  • AT&T fans made more than 17,640 voice calls and sent more than 67,390 SMS text messages last night on our in-stadium network
  • The peak hour for data traffic on our in-stadium network was from 8–9 p.m. CST when data usage was nearly 40 GB (gigabytes).
  • Fans downloaded 123 GB of data, while uploading 73 GB of data on the AT&T in-stadium network.
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