AT&T Names Dallas, Atlanta, Waco For High-Speed 5G This Year

AT&T to roll out mobile 5G network in Dallas, Atlanta and Waco, Texas, by the end of this year

Stay tuned and we'll update you on the other lucky cities that'll be part of AT&T's mobile 5G rollout.

As part of further testing, AT&T is also opening a lab in Austin to conduct tests and prepare mobile 5G network equipment for deployment. I guess we will be able to live stream 4K 360 degree content from our smartphones!

The first three cities which will be getting 5G by AT&T are Dallas, Atlanta and Waco, all of which are from the state of Texas.

AT&T kicked off its biggest 5G trial network in Waco, using mmWave spectrum and 5G radio and antenna prototypes in December.

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In today's Tech Bytes, the next generation of wireless technology.

The company has said it will announce additional cities in the coming months, while promising to add more 5G-capable mobile devices and smartphones from early 2019 onwards - on top of whatever the first devices are at launch this year.

The wireless giant previously said it would introduce the service to about a dozen US markets by late 2018, but it didn't specify which cities or a specific timeline.

Today's announcement attempted to connect some of the dots, so that we know how AT&T plans to launch mobile 5G well ahead of T-Mobile, Verizon, and Sprint. "Ultimately, this means new experiences with augmented reality and virtual reality (AR/VR), future autonomous cars, and delivery drones", AT&T said. Thus, the company sets a goal to virtualize 75% of their network by 2020. ANTS will let the carrier test unique and forward-looking features on a simulated 5G network for eventual standardisation and use on a commercial network. For example, it could test how the 5G network performs at a concert venue by simulating a lot of people uploading video at the same time.

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