Vodafone’s 5G airport first
Written by: Philip Mason | Published:

Vodafone has announced that it has switched on 5G at Manchester Airport, with other locations apparently set to follow in the coming weeks. According to the company, those using the network have been able to download content “up to four times quicker than over 4G”, having visited a special 5G ‘blast pod’ located in the airport’s Terminal One. The roll-out is part of a wider 5G trial taking place across the city.

Speaking of the roll-out, Nick Jeffery, CEO, Vodafone UK said: “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 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.”

Brad Miller, chief operating officer, Manchester Airport said: “We are delighted to support Vodafone’s 5G trial at Manchester Airport. As we progress with the design and delivery of our £1bn transformation programme, we are constantly exploring how new innovations and technology can be applied to improve the airport experience.

“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.”


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