AT&T to Launch 5G Network in Austin and Indianapolis

AT&T to Launch 5G Network in Austin and Indianapolis

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AT&T has announced that it will launch its first 5G network in Austin and Indianapolis in the coming months.

Initially the network will offer theoretical peaks of 400Mbps or higher. As the network is densified and technologies like carrier aggregation and LTE-License Assisted Access are deployed, theoretical peak speeds of up to 1Gbps will be possible in 2017.

Additionally, AT&T has announced that it's building 2 new 5G testbeds at the AT&T Labs in Austin. The new testbeds will go on-air this spring.

These new testbeds will support our existing 5G work, as well as trials using a fixed wireless 5G connection and the ability to stream DIRECTV NOW and access enhanced broadband services for residential and small-to-medium business customers in Austin. The testbeds will include dedicated 5G outdoor and indoor test locations. They’ll feature flexible infrastructure to allow modifications and updates as 5G standards develop. We will work with multiple vendors to evaluate advanced 5G technology concepts for both fixed and mobile solutions, test network infrastructure and devices and explore 5G signal coverage for the 28GHz, 39GHz, and sub-6GHz frequency bands.

The bandwidth and low latency of 5G should help the performance of applications like self-driving cars, mobile augmented reality, and virtual reality headsets.

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AT&T to Launch 5G Network in Austin and Indianapolis

Nitemare - February 4, 2017 at 2:19pm
This should reach America mainstream in ten years while all third world countries will have this in one year
redlightrunner - February 2, 2017 at 5:31pm
Anyone know what devices support 5G?
DareelFactz - February 2, 2017 at 3:37pm
Yeah 5G with no Unlimited Data option. If they do start offering it, they will offer unlimited data for $100 extra and throttle it at 6GB
Um... - February 2, 2017 at 7:52pm
On 5G speeds you'd reach 6GB in like a week or two
Directv - February 4, 2017 at 4:43pm
Get Directv and get unlimited data!