One of EE’s hotspots is shaped like the Pyramid Stage
The company has hidden WiFi hotspots in hedges shaped like Glastonbury’s landmarks. Glastonbury is nearly upon us and mobile network EE has hit upon an amusing way of keeping festival-goers connected during the iconic event .
The “hedgeliners” (…see what they did there?) have been created to resemble the Pyramid Stage, Arcadia Spider and Park Tower.
Sculpted with moss and hand-decorated with individually applied silk flowers, ribbons and LEDs, the 4G WiFi hotspots will help the thousands of Glastonbury-goers get online during the event.
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“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,” said Spencer McHugh, director of brand at EE.
“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.”
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Inside the hedges are rugged Cradlepoint Advanced Edge Routing (AER) Series routers that are specially designed for remote locations.
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They will provide free 4G WiFi from 10am until 10pm from Thursday, June 23 to Sunday, June 26. EE says it will install them at popular places around Worthy Farm to help extend the coverage.
And you don’t have to be an EE customer to use them – you just need to log on with the password provided.
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