Vodafone plans to boost 3G service for royal wedding
Wednesday, 27 April 2011 15:26
Vodafone has pledged to install temporary 3G base stations in a small village ahead of the royal wedding on Friday (April 29th 2011).
The quaint Berkshire area of Bucklebury is the home of bride-to-be Kate Middleton and is expected to become swarmed by visitors and journalists on the big day, the Telegraph reports.
Firms with a vested interest in communications design might be keen to see how the big network operators manage to cope with the increased strain put on the phone and internet networks.
Both Vodafone and O2 have decided to erect temporary masts in Hyde Park and St James' Park to handle the extra traffic.
BT has also moved to up the bandwidth of its 217 Wi-Fi hotspots along the procession route in London from 10Mbps to 30Mbps.
Last week, the publication noted that a study by My Voucher Codes showed one in three smartphone users have downloaded an app based on the royal wedding, which offers some indication as to the excitement surrounding the event.