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Impact of Festival on data coverage

Started by: camjard
On: 15/01/2019 | 15:56
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by: camjard
on: 15/01/2019 | 15:56

Hello community,

 

I am currently organising a festival with around 3000 people in attendance. The phone coverage is good in this area, ofcom classify it as enhanced mobile data for all carriers but i am unsure as to the impact this many people would have on the network. It is important that attendees are able to access mobile data for social media posts and also for retailers to use PDQ machines. 

 

Does the wonderful community have insight as to wether i should be looking into signal boosting or if the network should be able to handle this many users?

 

Thanks in advance,

CJ

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by: as7861
on: 15/01/2019 | 16:14 edited: 15/01/2019 | 16:16

Hi @camjard

Festivals put extra strain on the network in the area, it might be worthwhile to contact o2 directly to find. So they can advise you of so. I know EE can put a temporary mast up if they feel it is needed.

However, giffgaff does not own the infrastructure, o2 does. But if they say it will be fine then giffgaff sims should be fine as giffgaff runs on the o2 network.

Here is a link to o2 live chat, I am sure they can tell you more about the infrastructure Smiley Happy - https://www.o2.co.uk/contactus#

Click technical question then something else than live chat

 

P.s to check any issues in the area check here- https://giffgaff.com/coverage-and-service#network just put in the nearest postcode and it should tell you if there is issues in area which might impact any network running on o2.

- Amer Get a free giffgaff Sim
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by: camjard
on: 15/01/2019 | 15:51

Hell community,

 

I am currently organising a festival with around 3000 people in attendance. The phone coverage is good in this area, ofcom classify it as enhanced mobile data for all carriers but i am unsure as to the impact this many people would have on the network. It is important that attendees are able to access mobile data for social media posts and also for retailers to use PDQ machines. 

 

Does the wonderful community have insight as to wether i should be looking into signal boosting or if the network should be able to handle this many users?

 

Thanks in advance,

CJ

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by: as7861
on: 15/01/2019 | 16:14 edited: 15/01/2019 | 16:16

Hi @camjard

Festivals put extra strain on the network in the area, it might be worthwhile to contact o2 directly to find. So they can advise you of so. I know EE can put a temporary mast up if they feel it is needed.

However, giffgaff does not own the infrastructure, o2 does. But if they say it will be fine then giffgaff sims should be fine as giffgaff runs on the o2 network.

Here is a link to o2 live chat, I am sure they can tell you more about the infrastructure Smiley Happy - https://www.o2.co.uk/contactus#

Click technical question then something else than live chat

 

P.s to check any issues in the area check here- https://giffgaff.com/coverage-and-service#network just put in the nearest postcode and it should tell you if there is issues in area which might impact any network running on o2.

- Amer Get a free giffgaff Sim
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