5G at Manchester Airport.
Vodafone trials 5G technology at Manchester Airport.
14:27 04 March 2019
Vodafone has switched on 5G technology at Manchester Airport, a scheme that is part of a larger 5G test being carried out across Manchester. The firm confirmed that 5G masts have been installed at the airport and that further trials will include Snow Hill railway station in Birmingham.
Nick Jeffery, CEO of Vodafone UK, said: “We all love to catch up on our favorite TV shows, play games or finish off some work when traveling. 5G, with its fast speeds and quick response times, will make that quick and easy, even in busy locations. We are proud to be the first provider to bring 5G to an airport and will be adding more major travel hotspots to our 5G network throughout the year.”
“We are delighted to support Vodafone’s 5G trial at Manchester Airport. As we progress with the design and delivery of our £1bn ($1.29 billion) transformation program, we are constantly exploring how new innovations and technology can be applied to improve the airport experience,” said Brad Miller, COO of Manchester Airport.“As a business with a strong presence in our surrounding community, Vodafone was a natural partner for a trial project like this and we look forward to collaborating with them again in the future,” Miller added.