Start-up businesses residing in Salford's MediaCityUK have received a connectivity boost from Vodafone which opened a Digital Innovation Hub in the complex.
Located at The Landing the hub aims to give start-up businesses a lift in developing new 5G applications and services.
MediaCityUK houses more than 100 start-up companies which now have access to Vodafone's network experts, new technologies including 5G, IoT, high speed fibre and a space to exchange ideas.
As part of its multi-billion network investment, Vodafone is rolling out 5G to 19 towns and cities across the UK this year and plans to establish similar technology hubs in other locations.
Anne Sheehan, Business Director, Vodafone UK, said: “The Digital Innovation Hub is an example of how we are empowering today’s start-ups and small businesses with the expertise and technologies to help turn their blueprints into reality. Our 5G services can help UK start-ups become global leaders in their fields.”
Jon Corner, Chief Executive at The Landing, said: “The new 5G Hub will help unlock MediaCityUK as a living lab for smart city innovation and as a key technology asset for the north west, providing the foundations for start-ups, small businesses and entrepreneurs to drive their technology and connect globally.”