Roskilde Festival is one of the largest music and cultural exchange activities in the Nordic region. More than 130,000 visitors from around the world would come to this music town with an area of around 166,000 square meters each year to participate in the grand event. The participants would like to share the spectacular moments with their beloved ones and friends in real time, and therefore a massive number of users would occupy the limited spectrum resources almost at the same time. This brings great challenges to the mobile communications network.
To cope with the situation, 3 Denmark decided to deploy Huawei’s latest 4T6S solution (as a part of the SingleRAN Pro solution) and perform capacity expansion at both 1.8 GHz and 2.6 GHz bands in advance. The updated network is sure to handle the onsite heavy traffic and provide premium user experience. With the multi-antenna and multi-sector technologies, the 4T6S solution doubles the capacity and supports 4×4 MIMO, improving site capacity and user experience. With the 4T6S solution, resource congestion is greatly relieved, resulting in higher transmission rates. The average upload and download time is shortened approximately by 82% and 79%, respectively. The enhanced convenience in mobile communications helps stimulate the suppressed traffic requirements, and as a result, the traffic in the area increases by 105%.
Photo of the Roskilde Festival
Kim Christensen, director of the network of 3 Denmark said, “During events of this kind and size, we normally assure the mobile communication building temporary sites. Using this approach requires complex operations so that we must consider a multitude of additional factors, including power supply and transmission stability, network optimization requirements, and operation costs. Therefore, we decided to adopt Huawei’s 4T6S solution for this year’s grand festival. This is a joint innovative practice for both 3 Denmark and Huawei. I am pleased to see that the 4T6S solution has measured up to the expectation, delivering smooth service experience for all users. People can enjoy clear voice calls and HD videos anytime and anywhere.”
Chen Chuanfei, Vice President of Huawei LTE Product Line, said, “4T6S is an important capacity solution in Huawei SingleRAN Pro solution. In the cooperation with 3 Denmark this time, this solution has shown excellent performance in handling heavy traffic during the big event. In this best practice, the 4T6S-enabled sites across the festival location are used as the basic layer for traffic absorption and a small number of emergency communications vehicles are deployed at several extreme hotspots. 4T6S, typically applicable to hotspot areas, helps double the network capacity, increase spectral efficiency, and improve user experience without requiring any additional sites or spectrums. Huawei hopes that the 4T6S solution can serve a more diverse list of operators across the globe and help them achieve a brighter, successful business future.”