Glastonbury festival goers set mobile data records as thousands flock on social media

EE has revealed that Glastonbury Festival attendees used a record-breaking amount of mobile data. Thousands shared photos and videos with their favourite artists.

According to the network, it saw a significant 76 percent increase of data consumption in 2019 compared to 2019.


Company also claims that Diana Ross was their most favorite act at Glastonbury.Credit: EE

182 Terabytes total data were processed by the firm.

This is equivalent to looking at 7.2billion Instagram photos over the weekend, or downloading Hey Jude 5.4million by the Beatles.

Due to attendees sharing more content from major events on social media, demand has risen.

EE, Glastonbury’s technology partner, has also created a planning app.

5.6million performances were added by users, the company said.

The most beloved was Diana Ross, who was loved by 53,000 fans.

Billie Eilish and Paul McCartney were also the festival’s headliner.

The app has been downloaded on a total of 193,000 devices. 39,000 users are watching the app at home.

“With so many new and exciting ways for Festival goers to share their Glastonbury experiences with friends and family, it’s no wonder that every year we see the demand for data increasing,”Pete Jeavons from EE said it..

“This legendary Festival is one of the most exciting places on the planet for music fans, and our data shows that people are as keen as ever to use our technology to make the most of their time at Worthy Farm; it makes us all really proud to see how many people benefitted from the ability to plan their line ups and catch their favourite artists.”

EE also offered a recharge tent to anyone who wanted to charge their phone.

It was used by nearly 12,000 people during the festival.

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