AT&T Readying for 5G in 2018

The future is almost here, and it will be changing the way you cut the cord forever. Many mass communications are racing to be the first to release the newest internet standard, 5G. Charter, Dish, Google, T-Mobile, and Verizon, among others, are all vying for 5G Internet by 2020. However, AT&T is trying to push that date up to 2018.

The mobile giant has launched their 5G Internet for a test run in Austin, Texas. During the trial run, participants will stream live TV through DIRECTV NOW at this newly established high speed. AT&T’s Senior Vice President of Wireless Network Architecture and Design, Marachel Knight spoke about this exciting breakthrough stating,

“The technology behind 5G is important. But it’s also about advancing social trends like mobile video streaming. In Austin, we’re testing DIRECTV NOW over ultra-fast internet speeds at a variety of locations. The network of the future will help redefine what connectivity means to both consumers and businesses. This trial helps show that the new reality is coming fast.”

With the efforts to perfect streaming over a 5G signal ramping up, AT&T believes this form of wireless internet will go public by 2018.


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