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Vodafone and Steph Houghton make history with first 5G holographic call

September 21, 2018 / Vodafone, Steph Houghton, 5G

This week, we made headlines nationwide by demonstrating the UK’s first holographic call using 5G technology at Vodafone’s Future Ready conference.

We teamed up with Manchester City and England Women’s captain Steph Houghton who delighted a young fan by appearing in holographic form in Newbury from a studio in Manchester during a live test of the 5G technology.

The UK-first came as Vodafone confirmed that in the coming weeks it will switch on 5G trials in seven UK test cities, with Manchester and Birmingham the first cities to go live. The test gives provided an insight into how these advances in technology will transform our lives in the future – from a surgeon remotely joining a theatre from Manchester to advise on a patient’s condition in Birmingham, to a technician with a virtual reality headset advising on the fix of critical infrastructure, to 4K gaming on the move.

The team achieved a breadth of coverage, including pieces in The Times, Telegraph and I, as well as the Mail Online, Sun Online, Gizmodo and coverage on the New York Times as the feat captured the attention of audiences worldwide.

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