T-Mobile claims the best network performance at the Super Bowl based on analyses of Oocla Speedtests.
The un-carrier LTE network the was fastest at the game this year, but it was a full 150% faster than during last year’s game, even though the company had a lot more customers using nearly twice as much data!
Speed tests taken 2/5 at NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas. Typical nationwide download speeds are 24.0 Mbps for AT&T, 15.3 Mbps for Sprint, 24.3 Mbps for Verizon and 24.5 Mbps for T-Mobile according to T-Mobile’s analysis of Ookla Speedtest results provided by Ookla, Oct-Dec 2016.
- Un-carrier customers saw upload speeds nearly twice as fast as Verizon and Sprint, and download speeds nearly twice as fast as Verizon and AT&T
- And, thanks to those blistering speeds and unlimited data, they uploaded nearly twice as much data than usual, sharing their #UnlimitedMoves, pictures and real-time video from the game – with 3,000 posts per minute to Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram and Facebook. And about two and a half Tinder swipes per minute.
- Customers at last night’s game blew past last year’s total data usage amount before halftime.
- Social media apps drove 33 percent of data usage, and 36 percent was video streaming from Netflix and YouTube.
- The most shared moment of the game was immediately after the final, game winning touchdown when we saw a 15% spike in data usage.
- Customers made three times more voice calls than usual and tore through data without worrying about overages or limits, like carrier customers have to, at a pace that would equal using 24 GB in a month – each. That’s the same amount Verizon gives you to share across four lines on their XXL plan!