For over a year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there were no open-air festivals in Poland. One of the first events in which the audience will be able to take part live is the Pol’and’Rock Festival, organized by the Wielka Orkiestra Świątecznej Pomocy Foundation. In order to support the organization and improve the security of this event, Emitel will provide Internet access for the festival organizers and back-up facilities for the duration of the festival.

The 27th edition of the Pol’and’Rock Festival will take place on July 29-31, 2021 at the former Makowice airport, in the Płoty commune, in the Province of West Pomeranian Voivodeship. Many stars will perform there, incl. Dżem, Renata Przemyk, Kasia Kowalska, Pidżama Porno, Black River. The event will be able to host 20 thousand people. The festival will take the form of a hybrid – it will be available both to a limited audience present on the site and to viewers following its course on the Internet.

– We are glad that, as a technological partner, we will, pro bono, support such an important cultural event as the Pol’and’Rock Festival. As part of the dedicated Eminet Global service, we will provide festival organizers with reliable Internet access, with a guarantee of the highest quality. Our high-altitude infrastructure, which consists of over 500 telecommunications towers and masts, allows us to provide services throughout Poland. Thanks to this, we can quickly and efficiently provide Internet access at the festival site – says Maciej Staszak, Vice President of the Management Board of Emitel S.A.

The Internet access service provides our clients with a fast and reliable connection with global Internet resources for all short-term events, such as concerts, festivals or conferences. The service is provided with the use of a radio link operating in the licensed band. This solution works primarily where access to the cable infrastructure is limited, and it is important to launch the service quickly and efficiently. Additionally, due to the use of the point-to-point licensed band, the service is resistant to external interference, which increases its reliability.

Emitel supports many events in the field of culture and art in Poland. It is a partner of the 18th International Piano Competition of Fryderyk Chopin, the most important music event in Poland and one of the most important music events in the world, postponed from 2020 to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Previously, the Company was a partner of the exhibition “Józef Brandt 1841–1915”, organized as part of the “3 × Independent” project at the National Museum in Warsaw.