Thursday November 15, 2018

AT&T's First 5G Site is Up in Dallas

On Twitter, AT&T announced that their first 5G site is live in Dallas. While Verizon has already rolled out "5G" service to some cities, their service is based on a proprietary standard. At a recent investor conference, AT&T said they expected to be the first carrier to "introduce standards-based mobile 5G service," and says they expect to roll it out in 11 more cities by the end of 2018. As part of the launch, Nokia, AT&T, and Jaunt are working together to show off the 5G tech at a Cowboys game this Sunday.

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On Sunday, November 18, Nokia, AT&T and Jaunt will show football fans the future of mobile content and immersive experiences with a 5G demonstration and tailgate before the Atlanta Falcons faceoff against the Dallas Cowboys. Using 5G connectivity and Jaunt's volumetric capture technology, fans can show their team spirit by creating an end zone dance that is memorable and shareable. The tailgate event will be happening at International Plaza outside of Gate 2 at Mercedes Benz Stadium from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET. This innovative fan experience will use a 5G technology system provided by Nokia and Jaunt's XR Cast, a volumetric capture and live-streaming technology. This will allow fans to capture their own 3D augmented reality (AR) holograms, view them in real-time and share on social media.

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