Extreme, NRG Stadium score big with Super Bowl Wi-Fi performance


Super Bowl LI will be remembered for a number of things. The Patriots had the largest comeback in Super Bowl history. Like all Atlanta sports teams, the Falcons choked when it mattered most. Also, Tom Brady won his fifth Super Bowl to cement his place as the second greatest QB of all time, behind the illustrious Joe Montana. 

More importantly though, Super Bowl LI was the most connected and engaged sporting event to date, as the fans in NRG Stadium in Houston appeared to be very busy using their phones to take pictures, Tweet, Facebook, send messages and other activities. 

A year ago, I wrote a post about how the network performed for Super Bowl 50, so I thought it would be worth looking at how things changed between then and now. 

How the Wi-Fi in NRG Stadium performed 

As was the case with the previous two big games, Extreme Networks was the official Wi-Fi analytics provider of the Super Bowl, and its ExtremeAnalytics engine captured several interesting data points, including the following: 

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