One of America's largest telecommunications conglomerates officially announced the cities in which it will initiate its 5G rollout campaign. AT&T will launch its 5G campaign in the US cities of Austin and Indianapolis. AT&T have named the high-speed network plans as the '5G Evolution' and has indicated that it will we able to provide top speeds of up to 400Mbps - which to put that into context is around 40 times faster than a standard cellular data connection.
The network conceded that it has to improve the network in order to be able to improve and evolve to actually hit 1Gbps which is what a true 5G network is theoretically capable of. The US telecom which is headquartered in Dallas, has said that it hopes to be a position to reach those speeds by the end of the year.
The initial rollout is part of a much larger project initiative by the US's second-largest wireless carrier. Network 3.0 - or Indigo - is set to use software advancements to improve the performance of hardware, bringing upgrade costs down and speeds up without being required to make significant network infrastructure investments moving forward.
The news follows fast on the heels of a similar announcement from AT&T who relayed that 'AirGig' a project that intends to bring gigabit speeds to your home over existing powerlines. Currently AT&T is in 'advanced talks' to start testing in two locations by this fall.