Communications at this year’s Glastonbury Festival will be music to the ears of organisers, thanks to a Midlands company which has won a contract to supply digital telephone systems to the event.
Solwise Telephony of Hinckley supplies internet-based telephone systems to businesses across the UK, and for conferences and special events.
For the second year running Solwise Telephony has been drafted in by Glastonbury Festival organisers to provide DSL connections for the telephone system at the annual event, giving musicians, visitors and organisers high quality and reliable telephone communications throughout the festival.
Because of the festival’s rural location at Worthy Farm in Pilton, mobile phone reception is unpredictable, so a dependable, high-quality broadband service is essential.
Solwise Telephony managing director Martin Stephenson said the company’s products enabled it to provide a value-for-money internet-based system that was very easy to install with a very high level of call quality. The company’s systems are already used by some 600 clients including the BBC, banks, and recruitment agencies.
“We are able to provide the Glastonbury Festival site with DSL connectivity allowing high levels of call quality. Because we have no minimum contract terms our installations are ideal for exhibition purposes. We are one of the only companies in the UK offering telephone and broadband systems on contracts as short as seven days for special events and conferences,” he said.
Solwise Telephony also supplies discounted telephone lines and calls through BT Wholesale, and specialist business broadband.
Earlier this year Solwise Telephony was acquired by Scottish telecommunications group Pinnacle in a half million pound deal.
The Glastonbury Festival, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, runs from June 23 to June 27. Acts confirmed include U2, Muse, Stevie Wonder, Jack Johnson, Andy Williams, Christy Moore, Corinne Bailey Rae and Dizzy Rascal.