Network traffic expected to double as Supercars fans flock to the Gold Coast

Vodafone Gold Coast 600 - Friday 20 October to Sunday 22 October

Vodafone is anticipating a bumper weekend of network activity as more fans than ever before take to social media to share their favourite moments from the Vodafone Gold Coast 600. This comes following a record weekend of Bathurst network activity at Mount Panorama, with the Vodafone mobile network in the area experiencing four times the traffic of a normal weekend.

Vodafone is implementing special network parameters in the precinct, including the racing circuit. The network tweaks are regularly used at a range of large public events to support spikes in data usage from social media, video and photo-sharing.

Vodafone Consumer Business Director, Ben McIntosh, said that as fans flock to the Gold Coast, Vodafone teams will be constantly monitoring and managing network performance to ensure a consistent experience across the weekend.

“From our no-fuss plans, to our in-store service, to the experience on the ground at the Vodafone Gold Coast 600 – we’re all about giving customers what they love,” Mr McIntosh said.

“Aussies love their sport and technology, so we’re expecting a significant jump in social sharing across the weekend as fans let their mates know that they’re in the thick of the excitement at the Vodafone Gold Coast 600.”

Vodafone Regional Manager for Queensland, Rhys Morgan, said that the Vodafone network has grown from strength-to-strength in Queensland.

“We are investing in our network across the state and locally on the Gold Coast. This includes both the upgrade of existing sites and new sites, totalling an investment of $115 million from 2015 to the end of 2017.”

The Vodafone Gold Coast 600 commences on Friday 20 October and runs through to Sunday 22 October with a full calendar of media and public events in the week leading up to the event.