The two companies say the trial is the first of its kind to take place in the United Kingdom.
The trial used Ericsson’s standalone 5G equipment to demonstrate network slicing with a VR (virtual reality) use case.
Network slicing is a fundamental 5G technology that allows the creation of separate network sectors. Each of these can be tailored for a specific purpose and act independently, allowing the network to be more flexible.
In the trial, a slice was configured to provide low-latency and high bandwidth experience which is required for VR. Although the test was conducted in a lab environment, Vodafone says it could be used for healthcare, gaming and entertainment industries.