Mar 03 2015

Super Bowl 2015 Nearly Doubled the Amount of Data Traffic from Previous Year [#Infographic]

A brand-new wireless network helped make this year’s big game one for the IT history books.

While the New England Patriots were scoring touchdowns on the field, off the field the newly installed wireless network at the University of Phoenix Stadium, home to the Arizona Cardinals, was successfully scoring in its own way.

The Cardinals embarked on an overhaul of their stadium’s wireless network in partnership with CDW last year. The team put its new system through a trial run in August in a preseason game against the Houston Texans, but Super Bowl XLIX was the ultimate test. And according to the results from game day, which were compiled into an infographic by CDW, the wireless network flexed some serious muscle.

While “Left Shark” might’ve had trouble getting his dance moves right during Katy Perry’s halftime show, the 70,288 fans at the Super Bowl had no problems connecting to the Internet and tweeting their favorite game moments.

The network was able to support 25,936 unique wireless devices and 273,632 simultaneous connections. All of this network activity resulted in a record-breaking 6.2 terabytes of data traffic during the Super Bowl, which is almost double the traffic generated from the 2014 game.

Check out the full infographic from CDW below for more information on the University of Phoenix Stadium’s winning wireless wonder.