Building on trials in Austin, Texas, AT&T is now expanding fixed wireless 5G trials to business and residential customers in several new markets.

AT&T and Ericsson have conducted extensive 5G trials in Austin with local enterprises, including a car wash, church and other small businesses. That trial, using millimeter wave (mmWave) spectrum, delivered speeds up to 1 Gbps and latency rates well under 10 milliseconds.

The new trial in Waco, Texas is an end-to-end solution with new 28GHz radios, virtualized RAN and a full 5G virtualized core. Joakim Sorelius, Head of Product Area Network Systems at Ericsson, says: “By testing the technologies in a live commercial-like environment and trialing new 5G use cases together, we are able to gain valuable experience in preparation for commercial deployments based on 3GPP New Radio (NR) technology.”

AT&T will also conduct trials in Kalamazoo, Michigan; and South Bend, Indiana.

Read the full announcement from AT&T here.

 

 

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