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AT&T Measuring Gigabit Download Speeds Using Millimeter Wave Spectrum in 5G Tests

The company has announced it will launch mobile 5G in 12 cities this year, but has so far only named Waco, Dallas, Texas, and Atlanta
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DALLAS — Using its 28 GHz millimeter wave spectrum, AT&T has measured download speeds of around 1.2 Gbps using a 400 megahertz channel, and latency rates between nine and 12 milliseconds, according rcrwireless.com, at its test site in Waco, Texas, where the carrier has deployed 5G-backed Wi-Fi for Magnolia Market at the Silos.

Melissa Arnoldi, AT&T president of technology and operations, said “by conducting these trials and inventing specialized measurement equipment to study other aspects of 5G in great detail, we collected mountains of data and insights to comb through, obsess over and ultimately act on. These trial learnings are guiding our commercial 5G launches this year and will help ensure we’re building a 5G network that is both real and reliable for everyone,” quoted in the same article.

AT&T has expanded its trials to Kalamazoo, Mich., and South Bend, Ind., and the company has publicly announced it will launch mobile 5G in 12 cities this year, but has so far only named Waco, Dallas, Texas, and Atlanta.

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