Mobile internet speeds are likely to see a boost next year when Vodafone roll out their 5G coverage to Cornwall.

The powerful new networks will allow for faster data transfers with less latency, making technology like holographic calls possible.

Vodafone conducted the UK's first live holographic call using 5G technology yesterday (Thursday September 20).

The call from their Manchester office featured England and Manchester City Women’s Football Captain, Steph Houghton MBE. Using 5G technology, Steph appeared as a live 3D hologram on stage in front of an audience at Vodafone’s UK headquarters in Newbury.

Steph’s hologram gave footballing tips to 11-year-old Manchester City and Lionesses fan, Iris, in Newbury.

The call follows the announcement in June this year that seven cities will become Vodafone 5G trial areas from next month. They also announced the Lake District will receive 5G in 2019, and that they will have 1,000 5G sites by 2020.

Vodafone UK chief executive Nick Jeffery said: “Vodafone has a history of firsts in UK telecoms – we made the nation’s first mobile phone call, sent the first text and now we’ve conducted the UK’s first holographic call using 5G. We also lead the industry in Internet of Things (IoT) technology, with the world’s largest dedicated global IoT network.

“The initiatives we’ve launched today are designed to ensure that everyone can benefit from the digital technologies transforming how we live and work. From our customers and employees, to university students, digital entrepreneurs and businesses, we want to help people across the UK get ready for a digital future.”