AT&T Boosts Game Day Wireless Coverage for Clemson Tiger Fans

Staff Report From South Carolina CEO

Tuesday, September 4th, 2018

The Clemson Tigers return to Memorial Stadium this week to take on the Furman Paladins in the first home game of the season. When AT&T customers grab their smartphones to share the most exciting moments on social media, they’ll enjoy a faster, stronger connection.
 
They recently completed upgrades to our existing Distributed Antenna System, which will boost LTE capacity by nearly 78% compared to last year at Memorial Stadium.
 
A DAS is made of numerous, small antennas that distribute AT&T wireless network coverage to provide extra cellular capacity and shorten the distance a call or text must travel.
 
The more than 229 antennas hidden throughout the stadium will manage heavy wireless traffic on game days. So, sharing touchdowns and game-winning moments with your network, will be easier than ever.
 
Tiger fans didn’t disappoint during the last season. From the first kickoff to the last play, fans shared the most exciting moments on social media; using more than 10.3 GB of mobile data. That’s equivalent to more than 29 million selfies from the stands.
 
New technologies are giving fans more ways to enjoy the game—and more ways to share it from their seats. We’re ready to handle this traffic boost by keeping fans connected with an upgraded network and the best coverage at their fingertips.