Vodafone UK has recently become the very first company to have conducted live 5G tests in Birmingham. As part of the ongoing 5G trials in the UK, the New Street station experienced what it’s like to be able to enjoy full 5G connectivity.
Specifically, the test was conducted on the 4th of April. Mr. Andy Street, the mayor of the West Midlands, was the first one who has had the honour of giving it a whirl before the network opened up for the passengers to try.
According to him, Vodafone introducing 5G to Birmingham is a delight, and so is the fact that the UK now has its first 5G-enabled rail station. Furthermore, he believes that 5G technology is the exact thing that will help universities, businesses, hospitals, and public transport industry explore new possibilities and remain ahead of the pack.
By the end of the year, Vodafone is planning to introduce 5G to 19 cities in the UK.
Anne Sheehan, director of Vodafone Business, is happy to be bringing 5G to West Midlands, thus enabling fast and reliable connectivity in busy locations such as airports and train stations. She believes the introduction of 5G will allow for the development of smart cities and smart transport solutions. Businesses will be able to take advantage of it to deploy IoT, robotics, and AI.
On behalf of the company, she expressed their excitement to be working with Andy Street and his team to deliver the vision of a digitally connected region.