Large-scale events may generate a 20-fold increase in traffic compared to an average day. Telenor beefs up its capacity at 400 to 500 festivals and mass events attracting at least 4,000 to 5,000 people each every year. At such events, network traffic concentrated on a relatively small area may be up to 20 times higher than on an average day. Providing a technology solution to this challenge requires major preparations from mobile operators wishing to ensure a seamless mobile experience at popular events such as Fishing on Orfű, Balaton Sound, an event attracting tens of thousands of visitors, VOLT, Sziget or EFOTT.
Two teams of outstanding community power were announced as the winners of Telenor’s application programme for small communities titled “Együtt/tér” (Together/Space). The programme invited applications from small communities whose value creation efforts make a difference in their environments and offered to construct a special community space for them as a prize. Winners selected from the 177 applicants included Szitakötő Water and Extreme Sports Club and Zabszalma Foundation. Telenor partner Hello Wood provided professional support for the construction of a special wooden structure for both winners.