CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- As thousands come together to enjoy the major golf tournament in Charlotte, AT&T* is keeping the data-hungry crowds connected. We're bringing in extra network support at Quail Hollow Club so customers can share every experience and exciting moment with their friends and family.
Here's how. We're bringing in a Cell On Wheels (COW) to boost the internet connectivity for the large number of smartphone users. The improved coverage will give customers faster and more reliable connections August 7 through August 13.
"Major golf tournaments are full of moments customers want to experience and share through texts, pictures and status updates," said Venessa Harrison, AT&T North Carolina President. "We're working to give them great coverage and fast speeds."
AT&T has the nation's best data network1. We continue to see increased data usage across our mobile network, especially at big events. In fact, data on our mobile network has increased about 250,000% since 2007, and the majority of that traffic is video.
In 2016, mobile usage was flying on the course the last time this major golf tournament was played in New Jersey, as golf fans used our network to share the most exciting moments from the links. AT&T customers used nearly 2 TB of data! That's equal to more than 5.6 million selfies, or social media posts with photos.
AT&T invested nearly $1.8 billion in our North Carolina wireless and wired networks during 2014-2016. These investments drive a wide range of upgrades to reliability, coverage, speed and overall performance for residents and responders.
1Claim based on the Nielsen Certified Data Network Score. Score includes data reported by wireless consumers in the Nielsen Mobile Insights survey, network measurements from Nielsen Mobile Performance and Nielsen Drive Test Benchmarks for Q2+Q3 2016 across 121 markets.
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**Claim based on the Nielsen Certified Data Network Score. Score includes data reported by wireless consumers in the Nielsen Mobile Insights survey, network measurements from Nielsen Mobile Performance and Nielsen Drive Test Benchmarks for Q4 2016 + Q1 2017 across 121 markets.
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