YouTube’s live stream, which Google expected to attract 400 million viewers, ran smoothly.
Network upgrades by mobile operators along the royal wedding route were successful in ensuring that well-wishers were able to call, text, tweet and update Facebook.
O2 and Vodafone installed temporary network base stations around Hyde Park and St James’ Park to double capacity. A spokesman for O2 said it was braced for 65 million royal wedding pictures to be posted online from smartphones. “Our additional mobile cell sites which are deployed in Hyde Park and St James’ Park have been running at 80 per cent capacity.”