AT&T to expand 5G testing2016-06-07 03:12 by Daniela
Tags: AT&T, 5G
AT&T has announced that it is expanding its 5G wireless connectivity testing and will partner with Nokia in this initiative. In addition to conducting 5G trials in Austin, Texas, the carrier has begun system and software architecture lab work in Middletown, N.J., Atlanta, Ga. and San Ramon, Calif.
The company experiments with several different 5G technologies in its trials, including sub-6 Hz and millimeter wave spectrum, low latency, advanced beamforming and very high throughput.
"We've seen great results in our 5G lab trials, including reaching speeds above 10 gigabits per second in early tests with Ericsson," said Tom Keathley, senior vice president – wireless network architecture and design, AT&T. "Nokia is joining to help us test millimeter wave (mmWave), which we expect to play a key role in 5G development and deployment. The work coming out of AT&T Labs will pave the way toward future international 5G standards and allow us to deliver these fast 5G speeds and network performance across the U.S."
5G is considered the next step in wireless internet technology. And despite the fact that more and more carriers are trying to offer it to customers, we are still years away from 5G mass adoption.
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