Network engineers in Houston already preparing for 2017
HOUSTON, Feb. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Football fans gobbled up a record amount of wireless data at Super Bowl 50 in San Francisco – and that has the Verizon team in Houston already gearing up for next year's big game. Fans at Levi's Stadium used nearly 7 terabytes of data this past Sunday on the Verizon network during the Super Bowl – that's more than 30 times the amount consumed just four years ago. With data usage projected to continue to rise, the Houston network team has been busy at work to prepare for an even bigger challenge next year.
A contingent of network engineers from the Houston area were at Super Bowl 50 last week, monitoring and assessing how and when Verizon's network reacted to the unprecedented demand for wireless data from customers. They will now use those key learnings to help improve the fan experience for next year's championship game.
NRG Stadium and Tailgating Area
In addition, Verizon's network team deployed an Outdoor Distributed Antenna System (ODAS) in the parking lot and tailgating areas of NRG to boost capacity and enhance fans' wireless experience before and after the game.
Downtown and Other Areas of Interest in Houston
2016 will bring additional enhancements and capital spending throughout the Houston market that will not only benefit Houston for Super Bowl 51, but will benefit customers living in and traveling to Houston well into the future.
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) employs a diverse workforce of 177,700 and generated nearly $132 billion in 2015 revenues. Verizon operates America's most reliable wireless network, with more than 112 million retail connections nationwide. Headquartered in New York, the company also provides communications and entertainment services over America's most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers integrated business solutions to customers worldwide.
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