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5G for Business

Imagine the possibilities for your business

The journey to 5G starts here

We’re here to inspire, inform and guide, combining your knowledge of your business with our expertise in technology to help you start your journey to a 5G world.

5G promises to enable some truly exciting possibilities for businesses and society, but we know this transformation will not happen overnight. Explore the latest developments, benefits and the potential of 5G.

5G Explained

A straightforward explanation of how 5G works for business and what it can offer

The journey to 5G starts here

5G around the world

We’ve been through each change in mobile technology, so we know how to plan for the journey. 5G’s real potential comes to life when its combined with the expertise we have in IoT, cloud and fixed connectivity.

Find out more about our tests and trials and how we are making 5G work.

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What will 5G bring?

Building the factory of the future

Manufacturers are already experimenting with things like predictive maintenance and adaptive control but 5G has the potential to transform manufacturing. Today, the current default connectivity mechanism of Wi-Fi is not always convenient, reliable or compatible with the environment. Private networks, enabled by 5G’s capabilities and coverage characteristics, will overcome these deficiencies.

By adopting a private 5G network, manufacturers will be able to connect industrial robots and other devices faster and more securely.  As machines, tools, parts and people become perfectly synced, 5G can help to raise production and facilitate mass customisation to ultimately deliver a better customer experience.

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Enabling digital healthcare

5G is around ten times faster than 4G and enables lower latency allowing virtually instantaneous access to information.  This will transform the possibilities of what you can do in digital healthcare.

Fast, reliable and low latency networks will eventually enable specialists to operate on patients just about anywhere in the world via remote surgical robots, bringing expertise to those who need it.

Always-on, ultra-reliable connectivity with high-network priority could support real-time remote patient monitoring — even for critical conditions like epilepsy, strokes and heart disease.

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Smart transport, safer roads

5G will be used to increase the volume of cars that can be monitored as part of an Intelligent Transport System.  For instance, the introduction of connected driving technologies will make a real difference to the logistics industry, and indeed traffic generally, with platooning enabling convoys of trucks to travel together, possibly at times when the road network is less busy.

An integrated transport system, with more connected vehicles (both autonomous and driven,) can make roads safer, less congested and change the nature of commuting.

Utilities: Greener horizons

The energy and utilities sector will see significant impact and benefits from the adoption of 5G.  To fully use green energy, the peak times of energy consumption need to be smoothed out so that energy supply and demand is more balanced.

Thanks to reliable, low-latency data communications, the utility companies can maintain balanced supply in the grid.

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5G information and insight

5G information and insight

We’re making 5G happen

Here’s a rundown of how and where we’re making 5G happen with real-world examples. Learn more about your opportunity to innovate.

The evolution of 5G

Here are some of the revolutionary things which are possible as 4G evolves to 5G. Start unlocking its capabilities today.

The potential of 5G

5G has the potential to transform business and consumer experiences – and here’s how it’s going to do it.

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Insights

5G information and insight

We’re making 5G happen

Here’s a rundown of how and where we’re making 5G happen with real-world examples. Learn more about your opportunity to innovate.

The evolution of 5G

Here are some of the revolutionary things which are possible as 4G evolves to 5G. Start unlocking its capabilities today.

The potential of 5G

5G has the potential to transform business and consumer experiences – and here’s how it’s going to do it.

5G trends and opinions

The latest from our blogs

Did you know?

Vodafone is leading global 5G standards by trialling 5G in nine countries

Vodafone has successfully tested standalone 5G and achieved latencies of less than 2 milliseconds

Vodafone has already bought 5G spectrum in UK, Italy and Spain and we will continue to acquire spectrum around the world