WingFest, one of Gorilla’s flagship events, is the world’s largest chicken wing festival, held in open spaces around the UK, to celebrate all things chicken wings. Each event hosts multiple food vendors as well as several bars that attract queues of customers from the moment the event opens.
All of the vendors, bar payment devices and entrances require seamless WiFi to ensure that a high volume of payments can be processed, and tickets can be checked. In addition, the production team needs WiFi whilst on-site to manage the events.
All five events require coverage over a two-day live phase and must be tested and commissioned on-site prior to the live events.
Because of the large scale of the events with over 5000 visitors in a single location, the local 4G and 5G networks cannot be solely relied on. No fixed line or fibre access is available to the event organisers to offer an alternative method of connectivity.
In addition, whilst the volume of vendors is not an issue, the large outdoor footprint of the venues means that widespread coverage is required.