Vodafone has switched to 5G at Gatwick Airport, London, London, May 1, 2012 – Passengers in departure lounges wants to be able to quickly download entertainment for
The South Terminal is already live, with the North Terminal set to follow by early 2020
"Passengers using the network wants to benefit from superfast speeds when surfing the web and downloading files, or even making use of it" John Barton, Gatwick Airport CIO.
Vodafone airports are a perfect example of how to get more out of 5G can help businesses. With 24,000 staff on-site and 46 million passengers traveling through each year, Gatwick is a highly dense site with plenty of devices competing for coverage.
"So the potential to unlock a wide range of new capabilities and connectivity has become clear It's faster than those replaces, "added Barton. "Many of the 250 companies based on the Gatwick campus can thus benefit from this superfast 5G service, including those that rely heavily on mobile applications for their day to day business."
The network also has the potential to support Gatwick's' smart airport 'initiatives. Heathrow.
Going forward, the airport is set to undergo trial robotic parking
5G has the potential to connect even more systems and support mission-critical applications Ultra-low latency, for example, wants to enable applications that require instant communication. [591
Vodafone switched to its 5G network in July, with the intention of reaching locations in 19 towns and cities before the end of the year. It has also launched 5G in Germany, Italy and Spain, allowing customers to roam on 5G where available.