AT&T defeated rivals Verizon Wireless and Sprint at yesterday’s Super Bowl almost as soundly as the Seattle Seahawks bested the Denver Broncos, according to a test of cellular data performance.
AT&T provided average throughput of 5.3Mbps down and 2.9Mbps up, while Verizon and Sprint couldn’t even manage half that according to tests by Nexgen Wireless. It wasn’t all good news for AT&T, though, as its network completed a lower percentage of voice calls than either Verizon or Sprint.
The tests yesterday were conducted in six sequences before, during, and at the end of the game in various seating areas and levels of the stadium, both indoors and outdoors. Each sequence took about 28 minutes and included 10 calls of about 20 seconds each; three calls of about two minutes each; playback of a two-minute YouTube video; uploads of 20MB and 10MB files; and 100 ping tests. While the networks varied in percentage of calls completed, none of the networks dropped any calls after they were completed.
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