…By Judah Olanisebee for TDPel Media.
Glastonbury Festival Sets Data Usage Records with Vodafone as Connectivity Partner
Vodafone, the official connectivity partner of Glastonbury festival, has revealed staggering data consumption figures from the event.
Festival-goers used an amount of data equivalent to downloading the film Rocket Man in HD 400 times per hour for the entire five-day duration of the festival.
Vodafone placed nine masts strategically around the Worthy Farm site to ensure they could handle the high demand for connectivity.
Data Consumption Highlights: During Sir Elton John’s Sunday headline performance on the main Pyramid Stage, a total of 450 gigabytes of data were uploaded.
At the biggest stage, over 20 terabytes of data were consumed throughout the event as attendees eagerly shared videos and pictures on social media.
App Usage and Battery Exchange: The Glastonbury app proved to be popular, with 208,000 downloads and over 130,729 people utilizing the “My Line-Up” feature.
This feature helped attendees stay on schedule by providing reminders for pre-selected performances.
Additionally, approximately 10,500 charging packs were sold through the event’s battery exchange scheme, enabling festival-goers to keep their devices powered up.
Vodafone’s Success and Future Plans: Max Taylor, Vodafone’s UK chief commercial officer, expressed pride in the network team for successfully boosting the network to its highest-ever capacity as the official connectivity partner.
They exceeded expectations by ensuring reliable and award-winning network coverage on-site.
Taylor also expressed excitement about the prospects of bringing even greater connectivity and experiences to Glastonbury in the following years.
The growing reliance on mobile data and connectivity at large-scale events like Glastonbury is evident in these astounding figures.
The amount of data consumed during the festival highlights the importance of robust and well-planned network infrastructure.
Vodafone’s efforts to meet the surging demand by strategically placing masts around the festival site paid off, ensuring festival-goers had the connectivity they desired.
The popularity of the Glastonbury app and the high usage of its features demonstrate the role of technology in enhancing the festival experience.
Attendees were able to personalize their schedules, receive timely reminders, and navigate the event more efficiently.
Moreover, the availability of charging packs through the battery exchange scheme provided a convenient solution for attendees to keep their devices powered up throughout the festival.
Vodafone’s successful partnership with Glastonbury sets a high standard for connectivity at large-scale events.
As data consumption continues to rise, it is crucial for network providers to adapt and expand their infrastructure to meet the increasing demands of festival-goers.
Vodafone’s commitment to delivering reliable and exceptional network coverage sets a positive precedent for future events, ensuring attendees can stay connected and fully immersed in the festival experience.
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