Hockey Fans Score Big
Data rose on the rink for the start of the pro hockey season as fans used our mobile network to share the most exciting moments on and off the ice via their mobile devices.
In the offseason, our network team fine-tuned its game plan to give our customers a great experience at each arena – and we delivered in the clutch. This season we are using a venue-specific Distributed Antenna System (DAS) at 22 different pro hockey arenas.
We saw some interesting traffic metrics across our network at each of these 22 arenas season openers:
- Overall, more than 2.3TB of data was used across these arenas. This marked a 65% increase in traffic when comparing the data used during this season’s home opener to the average game during March of last season. 2.3TB is equal to more than 6.6M social media posts with photos.
- The greatest increase in mobile data usage was in Denver, where we saw a 205% increase in traffic when comparing the data used during this season’s home opener to the average home game in March of last season.
- The highest mobile data usage occurred in Chicago with more than 267GB of data used. 267GB is equal to more than 760K social media posts with photos.