AT&T Fixed 5G Gets Tested in South Bend

AT&T has progressed from field and lab trials to trialing their 5G fixed-wireless service to several residences in South Bend, Indiana. The results thus far are proving 5G’s capabilities, with one household reporting speeds of 1Gbps and latency under 20ms – performance that exceeds traditional home internet options and blows 4G out of the water. As president of AT&T Technology and Operations Melissa Arnoldi explained, this type of performance allows customers to use “bandwidth-heavy applications simultaneously and seamlessly — something that would be nearly impossible with current LTE technologies”.

AT&T’s 5G plans will continue in 2018 and 2019, with the first three large-scale rollouts planned for Dallas, Atlanta, and Waco.