EE goes 5G for Glastonbury

Heading to the Glastonbury Festival on June 26th? Well, EE are going to be the technology partner for the sixth year and will be installing the latest 5G network at Worthy Farm in a landmark trial – creating the UK’s first 5G-connected Festival.

A predicted 70 terabytes of data is expected to be used, with five temporary masts being erected across the site to broadcast 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G for the first time. This is in addition to the permanent site at Worthy Farm.

Now, with 5G phones not readily available just yet, Festival goers can instead try out the new 5G tech via 5G-powered WiFi. EE will also have superfast phone charging and power bar swapping at their EE Recharge Tent. Just buy a Juice Tube Power Bar for £20 to get one full charge, then swap it for free once a day for a fully charged one.

The network is also helping to develop the official Glastonbury 2019 app.

EE customers will be able to use the powerful 4G network across the 900-acre Somerset site.

Emily Eavis at Glastonbury Festival commented….

We’re extremely pleased to have EE back again, providing the best possible network for our rural site. And it’s great that we’re going to be one of the first places in the UK to offer 5G.

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