The Official Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi Analytics provider of Super Bowl LI, today announced that a record breaking 11.8 Terabytes (TB) of data traversed the Wi-Fi network during Super Bowl LI. Fan engagement at Super Bowl LI was largely driven by social media and streaming video which accounted for 1.7 terabytes of data transferred across the network, an increase of 55 percent over last year’s Super Bowl 50 at Levi Stadium in Santa Clara, CA.
Extreme’s entire suite of technologies was utilized to power the most connected one day event in digital history. ExtremeSwitching™ and ExtremeWireless™ provided connectivity to all vendors, fans and other supporting staff. ExtremeManagement™ and ExtremeControl™ powered optimization, security and support for all connectivity while ExtremeAnalytics™ gave teams in the Command Center insight to ensure optimization of end user connectivity at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas, home of Super Bowl LI. Earlier this week, The Wall Street Journal provided insight into the NFL’s use of ExtremeAnalytics. With this network visibility, the technical team at Super Bowl LI was able to adjust its wired and wireless strategy to support and anticipate the unique needs of fans at the game.