Posted on June 13, 2019 by staff

Vodafone showcases 5G network with YouTube star


Vodafone demonstrated its 5G network with gaming by inviting a YouTube star to test it out.

The telecoms firm invited Tom Cassell, known as TheSyndicateProject online, to test-run a number of cloud-based games from Hatch, the cloud gaming platform.

The games were live streamed via Vodafone’s 5G network at the Bullring in Birmingham yesterday, as Birmingham City University students, studying games development and computer science, also put the new network to the test as they took on gamer, Syndicate.

When asked about 5G gaming on the go, Cassell said: “5G is completely changing the landscape when it comes to gaming on the go.

“The lower latency and the faster speeds available on 5G make it easier to play higher intensity online games such as Fortnite, as well as streaming games in real-time on Hatch.”

Max Taylor, consumer director at Vodafone UK, added: “Vodafone’s 5G network will revolutionise gaming on the go.

“It will mean customers can enjoy super-fast speeds with no delays when they are gaming on the move.

“And our new partnership with Hatch means customers can enjoy a huge range of games wherever they are.”

Hatch is built for the 5G network, allowing gamers to play instantly with no downloads, updates or adverts to interrupt play. Subscribers have access to more than 100 premium mobile games.