Austin, Texas — AT&T in January 2018 indicated that it plans to launch 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP)-based mobile 5G in up to 12 markets by the end of the year. The FCC has just issued a temporary license that will allow the company to demonstrate standards-based 5G in the convention center in Austin, Texas, from the end of July.
“The license…indicates that AT&T is ready to start some very public tests for a month on the technology that will become the basis of its next-generation network,” according to lightreading.com.
For the test, AT&T will run up to three 28 GHz fixed base stations in the convention center with connections for as many as six compatible user devices at up to 100 meters. The company promises demonstrations of 4K TV, volumetric video and eSports, as well mobile gaming, over the air, and more, according to the same article.