EE has confirmed that it will provide a 4G LTE mobile network specifically for the Glastonbury festival 2014.
The mobile operator has been named as the music festival's 'official technology partner', as it was last year. This means that EE will deploy a bespoke 4G network to cover the huge site at Worthy Farm in Somerset. See: What is 4G? A complete guide to 4G.
EE will also offer completely free phone charging and create the official Glastonbury 2014 app which will be available to download in June including performance scheduling tools, an interactive map and social integration.
Spencer McHugh, brand director at EE, said: "Last year we saw a huge increase in photo and video uploads on our network at Glastonbury as people shared their magical festival moments from across the site. By providing superfast 4G at the Festival alongside the launch of our new charging solution, the EE Festival Power Bar, we will make sure all those at the UK’s best-loved festival can stay connected and share content more easily and quicker than ever before."
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Endless free phone charging at Glastonbury
Alongside the EE Recharge Tent, where festival goers can get some free juice for their smartphone or tablet, the firm will trial the 'EE Festival Power Bar' – a £20 portable charging pack. Looking something like a glowstick, the device can be swapped during the festival for a fully charged one at the EE Exchange Cabin. User can swap as many times as they like.
As part of the deal, EE will have some of the last remaining tickets for the Glastonbury Festival which it said will be 'available to win in the lead up to the festival via EE channels'.