Vodafone 5G trials at New Street

Trying out 5G is a little tricky because, put simply, none of us have 5G phones just yet. Now though, if you’re in and around Birmingham, you can try out 5G at Grand Central.

Vodafone have invited people travellers to test 5G speeds as part of live trial on the New Street concourse with a 5G router. When handsets and devices arrive later in the year, you’ll be able to experience it too, as the network turns on 5G in 19 towns and cities.

Data will be passed over the new multi-billion-pound single optical fibre converged network, which is already providing customers in the city with fast 4G mobile, home broadband, Internet of Things (IoT) technology and business services.

Mayor of the West Midlands Andy Street states…

I am delighted that Vodafone has brought 5G to Birmingham; and that New Street is the UK’s first 5G-enabled rail station. When I was Managing Director at John Lewis, we saw online shopping transform the retail industry. I believe the West Midlands 5G project will enable our businesses, hospitals, public transport and universities to explore new services and stay ahead of their competition.

Here’s a look at it in action..