AT&T Expands 5G Testing With Nokia

...

AT&T is expanding its 5G wireless connectivity testing, and Nokia is lending a hand.

The carrier is conducting system and software architecture lab work in Middletown, N.J., Atlanta, Ga., and San Ramon, Calif. That comes after it announced a February partnership with Ericsson and Intel to begin work on 5G solutions in the second quarter, with plans for outdoor trials over the summer and tests at fixed locations in Austin, Texas before the end of this year.

"We've seen great results in our 5G lab trials, including reaching speeds above 10 gigabits per second in early tests with Ericsson," Tom Keathley, senior vice president of AT&T wireless network architecture and design, said in a statement.

The company is also simulating real-world situations—increased amounts of data transmission during a concert or sporting event, for example—which lets it test advancements like connectivity signal performance, reliability, range, and coverage.

With 5G, customers will be able to download a TV show in fewer than three seconds, and avoid dreaded latency between pressing play and streaming.

The technolgoy may also find its way into self-driving cars. The network's multi-gigabit speeds and very low latency will enable vehicles to quickly communicate with other connected objects on the roads, AT&T said.

Nokia is supplying test equipment. It's also helping AT&T test millimeter wave (mmWave) technology, which takes advantage of radio frequencies that have very little traffic, making them perfectly suited to support millimeter waves that can deliver extremely high speeds, possibly gigabit levels. MmWave will "play a key role in 5G development and deployment," Keathley said.

By the end of this summer, AT&T expects to begin outdoor 5G wireless connectivity trials at fixed locations in Austin and Middletown, New Jersey. Before a formal rollout of 5G can begin, however, industry standards must be developed, the first phase of which is expected in 2018.

"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 US," Keathley added.

Earlier this year, there were reports that Google is testing millimeter wave technology for high-speed Internet access. Facebook is also reportedly researching networks that use extremely high-frequency bands.

Verizon last fall announced upcoming field technology trials with Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, Ericsson, Nokia, Qualcomm, and Samsung. The company has already created 5G network environments, or "sandboxes," in its Waltham Mass., and San Francisco Innovation Centers.

Categories
GAMES
0 Comment

Leave a Reply

Captcha image


RELATED BY

  • 5300c769af79e

    Article Boards - Latest Message Boards

    View Content By Month blog boardsreader boardsstart a boardsearch > >> IBM's Strategy Fails To Boost Revenue, Impress Investors White House Petition Aims To Stop The Javascript Scourge Apple Gave Up User Data In 82% Of Feds' Requests 10 Cloud Jobs In Highest Demand Now Amazon Echo: A Rising Rock Star?Malware Attacks More Frequent, Harder To Fight Apple, FBI Encryption Debate Continues At Congressional Hearing EU Slaps Google With Android Antitrust Charges 9 Cloud Services To Keep You Productive At Interop IT Pros Fear Encryption Backdoors Microsoft Gains In SaaS Market, Report Finds Insider Security Threats: Disloyal Employees 10 Top Tech Companies Poised For Massive Layoffs Skype Bots Now Reach Mac And Web "How To Hire A Hacker" "10 Best And Worst Cellphones Of All Time" Intel Slashes 12,000 Jobs, Shifts Focus To Cloud, IoT IBM Watson: 10 New Jobs For Cognitive Computing Making Mainframes Cool Again Apple Kills QuickTime For Windows, Adobe Issues Warning MacBook Line Gets Faster Chips, Battery Boost Drones Banned At Boston Marathon, Blamed For British Airways Hit Cloud Stampede Is On, But Who's Watching Security?
  • 5300c769af79e

    Galaxy Note 7 Live Blog!

    Today is Galaxy Note 7 day!That means a final unveiling of the phone with specs, imagery, confirmation on availability, and (hopefully) plenty of hands-on time for us to get you prepared for launch day.
  • 5300c769af79e

    Android 7.1.2 Beta OTA Rolling Out to Enrolled Users

    For anyone not down with flashing builds manually, it appears that Google has green-lighted the OTA update rollout for Android 7.Keep in mind, this OTA is only available to those with a compatible device (Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 5X, Nexus Player, and Pixel C) and who are enrolled in the Android Beta program.
  • 5300c769af79e

    Question of the Day: It's Finally Here, Thoughts on Allo?

    After a long wait, since Google I/O in May to be exact, Allo has finally arrived.Will you drop Messenger and get all of your friends and family to use Allo?