The Indianapolis 500 – how fans used data on their mobile devices this year
Verizon fans shattered last year’s record for the historic 100th running of the race using 26 terabytes of data on their mobile devices for race weekend in 2017 – sharing photos, posting to social media and uploading videos from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The amount of data used over the race weekend is enough to stream video on 4G LTE for 8.5 years.
On race day alone this past, fans used 14 terabytes to capture all the action.
Verizon’s data network this year was boosted with the installation of Matsing Ball technology, the first of its kind at a sports venue this large. There are also 25 small cell sites permanently installed around the Speedway to improve coverage for the fans headed in and out of the track and to surrounding neighborhoods and businesses.