Vodafone UK announced that it has started streaming from it first 5G pilot site in Salford, Greater Manchester that is connected to its nationwide converged fibre network.
Vodafone claims that it has now become ‘the first company in the UK to carry full 5G over a commercial network’. Until now, companies have tested the technology either within a single location, or using parts of the 4G network to complete the 5G service, said the Operator in a statement.
Only last month Vodafone conducted the UK’s first holographic call using 5G spectrum from its Manchester office with Steph Houghton MBE, England and Manchester City Women’s Football Captain.
Providing coverage to MediaCityUK and the surrounding area, the new site in Salford is an important step in connecting businesses and consumers with 5G technology. It is enabling Vodafone to test the technology end-to-end using wireless routers and forms part of its 5G trial in seven cities this year.
Vodafone is now inviting local companies and organisations to register their interest in experiencing the faster data speeds and ultra-responsiveness of 5G at its new ‘Future Ready’ innovation centre and digital incubator when it opens in Spring 2019. – The Fast Mode