How have the mobile networks fared at this year’s biggest live events?

As 2023’s busy summer events calendar continues, how are the major mobile networks coping with the increasing demand for connectivity? Adam Hughes tested the signal at Glastonbury Festival (and Eurovision) – was it Still Standing, or like a Candle in the Wind?

You may grumble at the sight of hundreds of phones held aloft during concerts, but more and more people are determined to drag any live concert, sporting fixture or art show into the online realm, as every major public event brings an enormous surge of network traffic. According to BT, in May, the Coronation of Charles III and Eurovision contributed to a 10% increase in nationwide mobile traffic.

Nowhere is this increase felt more than at venues themselves, where tens or even hundreds of thousands of mobile users are trying to locate fellow guests, access official apps or beam photos and videos to social media.

Cerillion plc (LON:CER) is a leading provider of billing, charging and customer management systems with more than 20 years’ experience delivering its solutions across a broad range of industries including the telecommunications, finance, utilities and transportation sectors.

Click to view all articles for the EPIC:
Or click to view the full company profile:

More articles like this


Cerillion launches GenAI-powered image recognition technology for CSPs

Cerillion, a leading provider of BSS/OSS-as-a-Service solutions to the telecoms industry, announced the launch of Cerillion 24.1, which exploits the latest GenAI-powered image recognition technology to completely transform how communications services providers (CSPs) design and build


Cerillion completes Telesur’s digital transformation project

Cerillion announced the successful migration of Telesur’s fixed line customers onto its convergent BSS/OSS platform. This marks the full completion of this large digital transformation project, following the earlier migration of all prepaid and postpaid mobile services,


Telesur completes digital transformation project with Cerillion

Telesur, the leading telecommunications provider in Suriname, has successfully completed a large-scale digital transformation project with the help of Cerillion, a top provider of BSS/OSS-as-a-Service solutions to the telecoms industry. The migration of Telesur’s fixed line


The crucial role of 5G in Smart Cities

Smart cities inherently rely upon secure, robust, reliable communications networks. Several technologies will play a crucial role in facilitating communication and data exchange. Cellular, and in particular 5G, is expected to be crucial to tomorrow’s smart