AT&T starts testing 5G wireless with Intel in Austin2016-12-07 03:08 by Daniela
Tags: AT&T, Intel, 5G
AT&T conducted this week its first 5G business customer trial at one of Intel's Austin offices. The trial was in cooperation with Ericsson and Intel and aimed to show what 5G technology can do for enterprise customers.
The companies are using millimeter wave (mmWave) technology to power the 5G demonstration. It featured streaming 4K HD video, real-time camera feeds and speeds of almost 14 gigabytes per second.
"This trial is a significant step forward. We're leaving the lab and heading into the field with a real-world business customer," said Rick Hubbard, SVP – networking product management, with AT&T. "We expect mmWave technology to be an important part of 5G. The trial will help accelerate our 5G work by shedding new light on how the technology acts in a business environment".
"The future of video is mobile. And the future of mobile is video," said Tom Keathley, senior vice president, wireless network architecture and design, AT&T. "Mobile video streaming continues to be a vital aspect of our 5G work, and this trial gives us an opportunity to test 4K HD video streaming across further physical distances between pieces of equipment. With our 5G and 4G LTE advancements, we expect speeds rivaling what we see from cable providers. Our path to 5G will help make this vision a reality faster."
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