Wasps Dial In Vodafone For 5G Development
By Taruka Srivastav | May 14, 2019
Wasps Rugby has named mobile network Vodafone as the new Club Partner in a deal which also includes Wasps Netball. .
As part of the two-year agreement, Vodafone will receive logo featured on the front of Wasps Rugby’s new shirt and Wasps Netball’s new dress for the 2019/20 season.
The partnership will also see significant investment in Ricoh Arena – including 5G capability – which will include augmented reality half-time entertainment services, to bring fans closer to the action when viewed through 5G smartphones and headsets.
Stuart Cain, Managing Director at Wasps, said: “The West Midlands is at the forefront of the UK’s 5G investment programme so it’s a major achievement for Wasps to secure a partnership with such a well-known global business that allows us to harness this technology. The potential for 5G is huge. More than 1.6 million people visit Ricoh Arena every year and there are thousands of local business across the region that could benefit from this emerging technology.”
“It also positions Vodafone as a major investor in the region’s economy as the 5G roll-out gains more traction across the West Midlands Combined Authority region. We look forward to announcing further plans along with the new shirts for the 2019/20 season in the near future. We would also like to thank Land Rover for their support as a partner in recent years and we continue to have a very close working relationship with the company.”