4G mobile broadband comes to Glastonbury

EE has announced its plans as Glastonbury 2013’s official tech partner, which includes tents, smartphone apps and 4G mobile broadband.

4G mobile broadband will be available at Glastonbury Festival for the first time.

The event's organisers have announced that Mobile operator EE is the official technology and communications partner for the 2013 festival. The company, currently the only operator in the UK to offer 4G - which offers much faster download speeds than the current 3G standard - says it plans to install its '4GEE' network across the Glastonbury site.

The company is also working on an official Glastonbury 2013 smartphone app. Available to download for free in June, it will feature a range of tools to help festival-goers get the most out of their time at Glastonbury.

These include performance scheduling tools, interactive maps, news updates about activities at the festival and information about the artists performing - which this year includes The Rolling Stones, Mumford & Sons and Arctic Monkeys.

If people need to charge their phones during the day, they could head over to one of the two "EE Recharge" tents set up on the grounds, which EE says will contain hundreds of charging points, including connections for older "retro" phones.

Finally, the company has revealed it has dozens of tickets left for the festival, which it plans to give away in competitions via its Facebook and Twitter accounts.

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