GLASGOW University is the first in Scotland to have a 5G network after teaming up with communications giant Vodafone.

Vodafone is the first company to announce live 5G testing in Glasgow as part of its UK-wide trial.

The university will use it to support teaching, research and innovation, and will integrate it in its £1billion campus development.

Chris Pearce, Professor of Engineering and Dean of Research at the university, said: “5G has the potential to revolutionise digital communications, opening the door to a wide range of new applications and services, and delivering significant growth for the UK economy.

"This announcement puts Glasgow University right at the heart of this.

"We are delighted to be working with Vodafone, making the university a centre for applied research in 5G communications."

Using a 5G router, Vodafone is also testing the new technology in a number of other locations across the city including areas in the city centre.

Robotic surgery and 3D holographic calls – technology that Vodafone has already successfully tested – are also possible with 5G.

Vodafone UK’s Chief Technology Officer Scott Petty said: “Switching on our 5G at Glasgow University, will support their research in key areas such as health, energy and future cities whilst also helping the city’s education sector.

"Meanwhile, we’re also preparing our network in other areas of the cities so customers will be able to stream a video in seconds.”