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AT & T 5G plans more clearly Atlanta and other cities were selected for the first deployment of the list

Date:Feb 24,2018
According to foreign media reports, the U.S. mobile operator AT & T further clarified plans for its next generation 5G network on Wednesday and announced that three cities, including Atlanta, Dallas and Waco will take the lead in this fast-moving technology by the end of 2018.
The first deployment of AT & T 5G plans a total of 12 cities, the company will finalize and announce the remaining nine cities in the coming months.
Igal Elbaz, senior vice president of wireless network architecture and design for AT & T, said: "We've made a huge contribution in the first phase of establishing the 5G standard by experimenting in multiple cities and changing Our future network; our next plan is to become the first operator to offer a standard mobile 5G network, and this may be faster than most would expect. "
AT & T initially planned to release 5G networks and services in some pilot areas last month, but it did not provide specifics at the time.
The company's 5G deployment this year will be based on the 3GPP standard, operating in the millimeter-wave band. However, millimeter waves will be deployed only for a specific 5G network coverage and other channels will be used for other coverage.
With the introduction of the entire system, AT & T expects the theoretical peak transmission speeds to reach several gigabits per second and the network latency will be lower than existing 4G technologies. The company said that this performance improvement requires the use of software-defined networking and edge computing technologies.
To achieve this goal, the company opened a 5G laboratory in Austin, Texas. Engineers are stress-testing a variety of consumer devices in this lab before they are released publicly. The lab is also equipped with an outdoor 5G test platform to evaluate 5G applications and real-world use cases.
AT & T claims that the company is one of the key drivers for accelerating the 5G standard. Last year, the key components of the 5G standard have been adopted by 3GPP, an international wireless standards organization.
Many device and component manufacturers, including Apple and its suppliers, are already starting to develop 5G devices. In May last year, Apple filed an application with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to begin testing 5G hardware devices. In November there is news that Apple is working closely with Intel to develop potential 5G modem solutions.

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