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Friday February 12, 2016

AT&T Unveils 5G Roadmap Including Trials In 2016

AT&T announced today that it plans to start testing 5G wireless connectivity in 2016 as part of a plan to roll out 5G connectivity across its network over the next couple years. 5G trials will start by the end of the year in Austin, TX.

We expect 5G to deliver speeds 10-100 times faster than today’s average 4G LTE connections. Customers will see speeds measured in gigabits per second, not megabits. For reference, at one gigabit per second, you can download a TV show in less than 3 seconds. Customers will also see much lower latency with 5G. Latency, for example, is how long it takes after you press play on a video app for the video to start streaming on your device. We expect 5G latency in the range of 1 to 5 milliseconds.