• Vodafone makes UK’s first holographic call using 5G

        • Vodafone conducted the UK’s first live holographic call today (20th September) using 5G technology. This is a significant milestone in UK communications.

          The call today from Vodafone’s Manchester office featured England and Manchester City Women’s Football Captain, Steph Houghton MBE. Using 5G technology, Steph appeared as a live 3D hologram on stage in front of an audience at Vodafone’s UK headquarters in Newbury. 

          Steph’s hologram gave footballing tips to 11-year-old Manchester City and Lionesses fan, Iris, in Newbury. The exchange demonstrated the exciting possibilities that new technology can bring to sport, including remote coaching and training, as well as the opportunity to bring sports fans closer to their idols.

          Nick Jeffery, Vodafone UK Chief Executive said, “Vodafone has a history of firsts in UK telecoms – we made the nation’s first mobile phone call, sent the first text and now we’ve conducted the UK’s first holographic call using 5G. We also lead the industry in Internet of Things (IoT) technology, with the world’s largest dedicated global IoT network.

          “The initiatives we’ve launched today are designed to ensure that everyone can benefit from the digital technologies transforming how we live and work. From our customers and employees, to university students, digital entrepreneurs and businesses, we want to help people across the UK get ready for a digital future.”

          “With its track-record as a British communications and technology pioneer, Vodafone is committed to helping the UK advance as a digital leader. We are already driving the UK’s transition to a full-fibre future through our partnership with CityFibre.  In addition to today’s holographic call, Vodafone is announcing a package of initiatives to drive innovation and growth across the UK.”

          The call follows the announcement in June this year that seven cities will become Vodafone 5G trial areas from next month. The company is also announcing today that Cornwall and the Lake District will receive 5G during 2019, and that it will have 1,000 5G sites by 2020. 

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