5G In Manchester Airport
Vodafone trials 5G technology in Manchester Airport.
00:00 24 February 2019
Vodafone has confirmed that it has connected the UK’s first 5G network in Manchester airport as part of a trial ahead of a wider launch next year. It is also part of Manchester Airport’s own £1bn digital transformation programme.
Visitors to the airport’s Terminal One can now use Vodafone’s 5G “blast pod” to download video content four times faster than 4G. With 5G handsets not yet publicly available, the trial was enabled using one of Vodafone’s 5G-enabled ‘gigacube’ portable router devices.
Nick Jeffery, CEO, Vodafone UK, said: “We all love to catch up on our favourite TV shows, play games or finish off some work when travelling. 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.”