One of the best internet providers, AT&T®, has applied to Special Temporary Authority (STA) for sanctions for trialing 5G internet in Dallas for 6 months duration. As per the application filed with STA, the Telco giant will use equipment from multiple vendors.
The 5G trial of AT&T® will include wireless communications between fixed base stations placed in a room or open spaces inside a building in Dallas. The building residing at 208 S. Akard Street has windows and concrete walls, which may hinder wireless spectrum. However, an AT&T® representative reaffirm the 5G wireless link will be established in between the base station, alongside the mobile end user equipment residing in the same room or an open space, and will cover around 10 meters.
The end user equipment will route Wi-Fi to various gadgets through wireless access points. The end user equipment will connect users to 5G internet and Ethernet cables will also be deployed for the trial. The base station will have connectivity to an internet service provider providing accesses to 14 Gbps internet. It is reported that the 5G trial would make use of several apps and web servers as well.
“The demonstrations using this STA will provide valuable information to potential users whose feedback on the perceived performance of services provided through these 5G systems will also enable future standards and system optimizations,” AT&T® said.
The 5G Evolution was announced by AT&T® in April. The Telco giant is contributing toward 3rd Generation Partnership Project’s wireless standards and more than 12 Technology companies are helping AT&T® in the successful deployment of 5G.
Dallas’ trial is being billed as AT&T® and their foray to the Fifth Generation (5G) internet operating in the 28 GHz 5G spectrum bandwidth. The proposed duration of the AT&T® 5G spectrum trial will begin on September 1 and will prolong until March 1, 2018, indicate the application filed with STA.
“These trials are significant because they will be our first trials to use what we expect to be based upon the 5G New Radio specification being developed by the industry technology standards group 3GPP. Industry standards are important to enabling wide-scale 5G commercialization,” AT&T® had indicated back in April while emphasizing the “5G Evolution internet speeds” would be unveiled in 20 metro areas by the year-end.