EE, the official technology and communications partner of Glastonbury Festival, has boosted its 4G network on site for 2016 by setting up a series of large-scale topiary structures incorporating free 4G WiFi technology hidden within.
Glastonbury’s alternative ‘4GEE hedgeliners’ are shaped as The Pyramid Stage, The Park Tower and the Arcadia Spider. The 4G WiFi hotspots are created by horticultural artists Agrumi.
Sculpted with moss and hand-decorated with individually applied silk flowers, ribbons and LEDs, the 4G WiFi hotspots will allow users to log on and upload festival memories in superfast time, and nod to Glastonbury’s artistic heritage and stunning Somerset location.
The 4G WiFi technology incorporated within the topiary structures use the ruggedised Cradlepoint’s AER3100 product, part of its Advanced Edge Routing Series, which is designed for easy set up in remote locations, especially where wired connectivity is not available. Multiple users can login to the hotspots at the same time and enjoy superfast 4G speeds and instant uploading.
The 4G WiFi hotspots from EE are available to all from 10am until 10pm Thursday to Sunday and will be placed at popular locations around the site to allow revellers on any mobile network to simply log-on with the password provided.
Spencer McHugh, Director of Brand at EE, said: “Glastonbury is the UK’s biggest and best-loved festival – there really is nowhere like it when it comes to creativity, artistic flair and sheer splendour on site and we know people want to document and share every special moment on social media.
“We are already tripling the capacity of our 4G network on site to keep up with the ever-increasing demand for data we see at big events, and the addition of these selfie-friendly hotspots, showcasing our latest 4G WiFi technology, will give everyone on site a chance to share their pictures and videos seamlessly.”