December 8, 2016 — AT&T has launched the first U.S. 5G business customer trial, millimeter wave (mmWave) technology to power a 5G network experience in one of Intel’s Austin offices.
The carrier worked with Ericsson to conduct its first public 5G demo featuring streaming 4K HD video, real-time camera feeds and reaching speeds of nearly 14 gigabits per second. Now, it’s testing the 5G-related technology developed with Ericsson and Intel into the field.
During the trial, the carrier will test multiple enterprise proof of concept use cases, including internet access, VPN, Unified Communications applications and 4K video streams. The trial will showcase the potential of 5G VoIP over the 15 GHz and 28GHz spectrum bands.
Tom Keathley, senior vice president, wireless network architecture and design, AT&T, said, “This trial gives us an opportunity to test 4K HD video streaming across further physical distances between pieces of equipment. With our 5G and 4G LTE advancements, we expect speeds rivaling what we see from cable providers. Our path to 5G will help make this vision a reality faster.”