EE to provide 4G to Glastonbury festival

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The operator will also improve 2G and 3G connectivity for festival goers as Glastonbury’s technology and communications partner

EE is taking over from sister brand Orange as the official technology and communications partner of the 2013 Glastonbury Festival.

The partnership means Glastonbury will be the first UK festival to enjoy 4G connectivity.

EE will also increase 2G and 3G network capacity for festival goers.

The operator will work with the organisers to create the official mobile ‘Glastonbury 2013’ mobile application, a free guide to the festival which will go live in early June.

‘EE Recharge’ tents will provide a space to relax and recharge phones as well as connect to mobile wi-fi networks powered by EE’s 4G network, available to all smartphone owner regardless of which network they subscribe to.

EE will be giving out remaining tickets to the festival via its social channels in the lead up to the event.

EE brand director Spencer McHugh said: “As the UK’s biggest and only superfast 4G network, we’re uniquely placed to use our technological expertise to help make the Glastonbury experience even better for those on site; from producing the feature packed official app for the festival, providing hundreds of charging points on site in our Recharge tents, through to ensuring festival goers can upload and share all their festival photos and videos to social networking sites at superfast speeds.”

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