AT&T has announced a groundbreaking news regarding its 5G network. The telecom carrier has announced that it will be introducing 5G network in two cities, which are Austin and Indianapolis. This will happen somewhere around that later part of 2017. While it is still early to be saying anything, the company is confident that it will be able to fulfill the expectations people have regarding its service.
In the beginning, it is expected that the 5G network will offer internet speed up to 400 Mbps or more. And there is room for improvement by the inclusion of new technologies such as carrier aggregation and other techniques. It is expected that the speed might reach up to 1 Gbps.
This big announcement is a part of a larger network platform upgrade, which is nicknamed Indigo. This new venture promises to be more adaptable and responsive. It will lay significant emphasis on software shaped networking. Hoping to cover 75% of the network by 2020. And it will lean towards technologies such as machine learning. AT&T is also open-sourcing the code for its network’s orchestration platform, ECOMP.
The one thing the might be a limiting factor here is that you can’t just walk into a store and buy a 5G phone, as of now. For one thing, such standard doesn’t currently exist. This new cellular wireless technology launches at a time when there are not many options when it comes to hardware. Remember how Verizon launched LTE with a handful of big, compromised phones, and you were more likely to use it in modems and mobile routers? This might be more or less like that only. Until the time the technology catches up to this new advancement this bug rollout will be more about showcasing the new network than an upgrade that might benefit the general public.
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