AT&T also announced it's opening a new lab in Austin this spring to test 5G mobile deployments by simulating how the network will be used by customers. "We're planning to be the first carrier to deliver standards-based mobile 5G - and do it much sooner than most people thought possible". I guess we will be able to live stream 4K 360 degree content from our smartphones!
Telecommunications giant AT&T said Wednesday it plans to include Atlanta in the first wave of its rollout of a faster 5G wireless network.
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I think that's something that shows how strong this team is and how resilient we are. "We had I think our best game today". More consistency is vital if the US are going to make a real run at a medal, and that's not been seen a lot so far.
"This is standards-based mobile 5G we're talking about", AT&T says, adding it's the only USA carrier announcing plans to deliver such service in 2018. AT&T says virtualized and software-defined network helps in developing, deploying as well as protecting new network applications faster than the hardware based counterpart. Speeds, said to be about 10 times faster than the current 4G or fourth generation networks, will also allow consumers to download movies in seconds.
Previously, the No. 2 carrier in the US said it expected 5G technology to deliver speeds between 10 and 100 times faster than today's average 4G LTE connectivity. For the trial networks, AT&T is using Ericsson's 28GHz radios, virtualized RAN (vRAN), and full 5G virtualized core; Intel 5G mobile trial platform; Samsung's 5G router, 5G RFIC chipset, virtualized core, and vRAN; and Nokia's 5G equipment and solutions. That trailblazing move makes the company the only US carrier to roll out plans for the high-speed technology in 2018, according to its announcement.
Today's announcement attempted to connect some of the dots, so that we know how AT&T plans to launch mobile 5G well ahead of T-Mobile, Verizon, and Sprint. In the United States, we learned the government may be considering a nationwide 5G network. That level of 5G is likely years away, though mobile 5G is a promising place to start.