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  • Writer's pictureSarah-Jayne Gratton

Vodafone to Launch New MediaCityUK Innovation Hub

Vodafone is set to launch a new innovation hub and technology incubator at MediaCityUK.

Vodafone is committing to Greater Manchester as one of its seven UK gigacities. Its latest venture will be based at The Landing and will be designed to give businesses, start-ups and tech innovators access to 5G, the Internet Of Things, high-speed fibre and other technical resources.

Jon Corner, chief digital officer for the city of Salford and chief executive at The Landing, said: "The new Vodafone Innovation Hub at The Landing will be a significant centre for companies across Greater Manchester and the North to test, deploy and commercialise new applications.

"It's important to acknowledge that new technology – including 5G - is not just about faster mobile handsets. It will change significantly how we organise networks, how we transact and use data, and how we use and consume content."

Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham added: "As Vodafone's new Digital Innovation Hub demonstrates, global organisations are fast recognising the unique opportunities Greater Manchester can provide for testing and rolling out technologies like 5G. We are the UK's leading digital city region and we are open for business."


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