Glastonbury revellers will be able to engage with each other and the outside world through social media, the Internet and email by using hotspots disguised as hedges.
The official mobile partner of the festival, EE, had previously used tractors and plastic cows as the theme for their hotspots and expects 15 terabytes of data to be sent from Worthy Farm between today and Sunday.
Whatever their design, EE uses its WiFi centrepieces to build a robust wireless network capable of supporting the online needs of 130,000 people.
The ability to communicate throughout the festival is obviously a serious consideration and a mark of the sign of the times that being offline is just not acceptable.
As campsites go, Glastonbury’s Somerset site is huge but the same theory can be applied to holiday campsites that required WiFi throughout the holiday season not just for five days.
Their guests will expect to get online too. This could mean 100s of people at any one time trying to access online services.
A broadband link, simple router and a few access points or hotspots just does not cut it these days, especially if it is a service they want to charge for to create an additional revenue source.
We have helped many campsites keep up with their guests’ online demands. We do not provide access points that look like hedges and we have not been invited to provide connectivity to 130,000 people, but our customers do benefit from reliable WiFi solutions that are up to the job.
If you want to find out more about our wireless solutions, please follow this link.