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Vodafone UK Makes First Holographic 5G Call

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Vodafone UK last week conducted the country's first live holographic call using 5G technology.

The call was 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.

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

Nick Jeffy, Chief Executive, Vodafone UK
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. 

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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