Thursday February 02, 2017

AT&T 5G Network Coming to Austin and Indianapolis, Offering 400Mbps Speeds

While the launch date remains unknown, two lucky cities in Indiana and Texas will be the first to get "5G." If you’re wondering why I wrapped that in quotes, it’s because the network will "only" hit 400Mbpsآ—that is much slower than true 5G, which is supposed to reach 1Gbps.

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AT&T has further elaborated on its 5G plans and will be paving the way for the next-gen tech in the US with an initial rollout of what it is calling "5G Evolution" in Austin and Indianapolis. What is 5G Evolution? Basically, its the name of a new high-speed network that is supposed to reach top speeds of around 400 Mbps. This isn’t quite ‘real’ 5G, which is said to hit 1Gbps with ease, but it is a push in the right direction. AT&T says this is just the beginning and that it will continue to do special tests of its 5G technology in the months to come. AT&T also claims that this network could even potentially reach the gigabit range by the end of the year.