AT&T announced its 5G Evolution plans for 2017 and beyond, and highlighted its other initiatives to expand and enhance ultra-fast internet access for millions of customers.
The path to 5G encompasses fixed and mobile solutions. The initial lab trials are already achieving speeds up to 14 gigabits-per-second (Gbps) over a wireless connection.
- 1 Gbps Speeds in 2017: The continued deployment of 4G LTE-Advanced network remains essential to laying the foundation for our evolution to 5G. The operator expects to begin reaching peak theoretical speeds of up to 1 Gbps at some cell sites in 2017.
- 5G Video Trial with DIRECTV NOW: In the first half of 2017,AT&T plans to conduct a trial in Austin where residential customers can stream DIRECTV NOW video service over a fixed wireless 5G connection.