Glasgow University 5G Network
Glasgow University becomes the first in Scotland to have a 5G network – thanks to its partnership with communications giant Vodafone.
17:13 25 March 2019
Glasgow University now has a 5G network as part of Vodafone’s UK-wide trial of the next mobile network. The test is integrated in the campus’ £1billion development fund and will be used to support teaching, research and innovation.
Vodafone UK’s Chief Technology Officer Scott Petty said: “Switching on our 5G at Glasgow University, will support their research in key areas such as health, energy and future cities whilst also helping the city’s education sector.
"Meanwhile, we’re also preparing our network in other areas of the cities so customers will be able to stream a video in seconds.”
Chris Pearce, Professor of Engineering and Dean of Research at the university, said: “5G has the potential to revolutionise digital communications, opening the door to a wide range of new applications and services, and delivering significant growth for the UK economy.
"This announcement puts Glasgow University right at the heart of this.
"We are delighted to be working with Vodafone, making the university a centre for applied research in 5G communications."
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