Vodafone UK last week demonstrated the power of its 5G network at the Bullring in Birmingham by inviting YouTube sensation, Tom Cassell (Syndicate), to test-run a number of cloud-based games from Hatch, the cloud gaming platform.
The games were live streamed via Vodafone’s 5G network, allowing super quick response times and zero lag. Birmingham City University students, studying Games Development and Computer Science also put the new network to the test as they took on gaming pro, Syndicate.
The UK Gaming industry is worth £3.86 billion, which accounts for more than half of the UK’s entertainment market. Gaming over 5G delivers a seamless experience on the go, with speeds up to ten times faster than previously possible on mobile. 5G provides gamers with a low latency connection, meaning they will have a much smoother and more responsive gaming experience with no lag, buffering or dropouts.
Pay monthly and pay-as-you-go customers will both get three months’ free access to Hatch Premium, once Vodafone’s 5G network is switched on. Hatch is built for the 5G network, allowing gamers to play instantly with no downloads, updates or adverts to interrupt play. Subscribers have access to more than 100 premium mobile games. Vodafone customers who sign up through the VeryMe Rewards app will be able to connect and game against friends.