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It’s no secret Verizon is the nation’s leading wireless carrier.
The company has 108 million retail subscribers -- more than any other U.S. carrier.
And it beats the competition in overall performance, according to RootMetrics.
Even at the Super Bowl, the carrier obliterated the competition in overall data usage.
Verizon used a whopping 4.1 terabytes of data!
OK, so this is just the Super Bowl stats.
And as FierceWireless notes, carriers can report data in different ways.
But it still shows how much more capable Verizon’s network is overall.
Verizon reported 1.9 TB of data used at the 2014 Super Bowl, which still exceeds AT&T’s 2015 Super Bowl data usage.
And for carriers, more data usage can mean more revenue per customer.
Verizon measures this using Average Revenue Per Account (ARPA), and as usage goes up so does ARPA.
"Growth in ARPA is a function of device adoption, account growth, and increased usage.” -- Fran Shammo, Verizon CFO
In Q4 2014, Verizon’s ARPA was up 3.5% year-over-year.
Of course, Verizon customers’ data usage at the Super Bowl doesn’t prove the company is the strongest carrier.
But it’s a solid indicator that the carrier continues to dominate the industry.
Verizon already has the fastest overall network speeds and the best performing network.
And it’s only getting stronger.
Verizon was a major bidder in the FCC’s recent wireless spectrum auction.
Which should add to the company’s network prowess, and keep it one step ahead of the competition.
At least, at next year’s Super Bowl.
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