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If you were at the Super Bowl in Minneapolis this weekend, or if you’ve ever been at a live sporting event, you know how difficult it can be to maintain a sufficient Internet connection in such a large crowd. At last year’s game, Extreme Networks reported that 35,430 fans used the stadium Wi-Fi network throughout the game and transferred a record-breaking 11.8 TB of data—1.68 TB more than the previous record for Wi-Fi network data transferred during a sporting event.
Today’s networks aren’t prepared to keep up with that much demand from so many devices. Your average 802.11ac home Wi-Fi router can function well enough with five to eight connected devices per access point. However, its performance declines when additional devices are added. That’s a problem, especially since demand for Wi-Fi has never been higher—Sunday’s game was the most-streamed Super Bowl ever, with a whopping 3.1 million concurrent streams and an average audience of 2.02 million viewers each minute—and is only set to rise.