Vodafone is set to launch a 5G mobile phone service in Stoke-on-Trent later this year.
The firm says it is one of 19 towns and cities across the UK that will benefit from faster mobile data speeds as part of the trial.
It promises device speeds around 10 times faster than 4G, and data transfers of less than 20 milliseconds as standard
It says it is also 'rigorously testing' the performance of 5G smartphones, processors and routers using the latest industry standards which were approved in December 2018.
Vodafone UK Chief Technology Officer Executive Scott Petty said: “Our multi-billion-pound network investment and leading position in setting global standards will ensure our customers have the very latest 5G releases and technology.
"5G will also usher in a new era where everyone and everything is better connected, whether you are running a hotel in Portsmouth or broadcasting live at MediaCity in Salford.”