AT&T expands 5G trials to new cities, broadband outside footprint

AT&T will expand its fixed wireless 5G trials to three more cities, the company said. The trials will take place in Waco, Kalamazoo, and South Bend, where residential customers will be able to stream live TV via DirecTV Now and access broadband services, according to AT&T.

Earlier this year, AT&T announced 5G wireless trials in Austin, TX and Indianapolis, IN. The company claimed that the new wireless network will deliver peak speeds of 400 Mbps or higher and is the first stage of a larger network rollout, expected to cover 75 percent of the network by 2020.

The company also announced recently that it would begin rolling out G.fast, its copper-based wireline broadband service, in 22 metro area markets. Among those markets are Boston and New York, which are beyond AT&T’s traditional wireline footprint.

 

Links:

AT&T expands fixed wireless 5G trials to 3 cities (FierceWireless, Aug. 30, 2017)

AT&T Expanding Fixed Wireless 5G Trials to Additional Markets (AT&T, Aug. 30, 2017)

AT&T to launch 5G wireless in two cities, begin talks for Project AirGig wireless gigabit service (Speed Matters, Feb. 3, 2017)

AT&T begins marketing G.fast services in 22 U.S. metro markets (FierceTelecom, Aug. 22, 2017)