Voda­fone con­ducts first UK holo­graphic phone call

Could the fu­ture of phone calls be holo­graphic with the in­tro­duc­tion of 5G?

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At their head­quar­ters in New­bury, UK, Voda­fone re­ceived the UK’S first holo­graphic phone call from their Manch­ester of­fices. This on-stage spec­ta­cle was part of the tele­com com­pany’s Fu­ture Ready Con­fer­ence, where a whole host of tech­no­log­i­cal in­no­va­tions were on dis­play. The call was made to show­case the fu­ture pos­si­bil­i­ties of 5G and its speedy and hefty data con­nec­tion. Cur­rently, 4G down­load speeds reach around 50 megabits per sec­ond, whereas 5G prom­ises speeds 100-times faster. This, along­side a re­duced la­tency of 5G, is what en­abled Eng­land and Manch­ester City cap­tain Steph Houghton MBE to beam in from Manch­ester dur­ing the demon­stra­tion. Call­ing one an­other through VR head­sets could be­come the fu­ture of phone calls thanks to 5G. Voda­fone cur­rently has seven ur­ban sites ready to trans­mit 5G and plans to open 1,000 sites across the UK by 2020.

Foot­baller Steph Houghton made an ap­pear­ance in holo­graphic form thanks to 5G

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