Stonor Park is an incredible country estate in the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside. Home to the Stonor Family for over 850 years, it is one of the oldest family homes still lived in today.
Across the year, they allow events to take place around the estate, ranging from hosting the BBC’s ‘The Antiques Roadshow’ through to large craft fairs, music festivals, motor shows and even a circus.
The area is a total mobile signal flat spot. Being located in a valley, means that there is no mobile phone signal on the estate to even make a call, let alone get internet access.
The Stonor estate required a connectivity solution for customers to use during events held around the grounds and estate, an essential element for these large events to take place. The solution needed to provide the reassurance that in this increasingly cashless environment, critical devices and payment machines work for each and every transaction taken.
Each large event has its own unique requirement ranging from a few dotted point of sale machines dotted around the park to large scale events hosting thousands of visitors in a short space of time.
For each circumstance we are required to design, build and deploy the correct solution to ensure the best user experience.
The single biggest challenge with Stonor Park is the lack of any existing coverage. Not only does it mean that 4G and 5G solutions are not viable, but it also means that any coverage supplied, if used by visitors or the public, is likely to be in extremely high demand.
The site is very big, with several different areas being used dependent on the event taking place.