TMN’s Networked World: Meeting The Stadium Rush

Did you know? In the mobile network the ratio of uplink to downlink traffic is typically around 1:10. At a music festival however, during peak hours the ratio of uplink to downlink traffic can be reversed to 3:1

nwAbout 90 percent of our time is spent indoors. However, results from an Ericsson ConsumerLab survey reveal that only three in 10 smartphone users find indoor voice quality, coverage and reliability to be good.


The challenge will be exacerbated by the 11 times growth in smartphone traffic forecast from 2015 to 2015, with around 90 percent of mobile data traffic expected to come from smartphones by the end of 2021.

The first of our features series looking at key verticals in the industry, this feature looks at the specific mobile network requirements of large buildings, stadiums and events.

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