Published: Tue, April 24, 2018
Research | By Francis Brooks

AT&T's 5G Evolution Expanding to 117 New Markets

AT&T's 5G Evolution Expanding to 117 New Markets

The company said in a press release the tech builds "on our 5G foundation, ' with 5G Evolution capable of delivering theoretical peak speeds of up to 400 megabits per second".

Leading US telecommunications provider AT&T has announced that it is now preparing more than 100 cities for the launch of its 5G technology as part of the company's 5G Evolution program. "5G will provide a wireless experience that is faster, more responsive and more secure for our customers". AT&T LTE-LAA markets now number 7, which also includes Chicago, Indianapolis, and Los Angeles, and San Francisco, according to the company. This wireless service uses carrier aggregation in the downlink to combine unlicensed LTE spectrum (5GHz) with LTE in licensed bands. Samsung Galaxy users are in a better position with support for S8, S9, S8+, S9+, Note8 and S8 Active models.

By the end of the year, AT&T plans on having 5G Evolution available in 500 markets including parts of cities like Baltimore; Charlotte, N.C.; Cleveland; Denver; Detroit; Jacksonville, Fla.; Kansas City; Las Vegas; New York City; Philadelphia; Portland; Raleigh; Salt Lake City; Seattle; and Washington, D.C. Some of the major markets that now have the service include Atlanta, Chicago, Memphis, Nashville and San Diego. What AT&T has essentially done is utilize things like 4x4 MIMO antennas and 256 QAM (quadrature amplitude modulation) to reach speeds that are faster than its current 4G LTE network, and call it 5G Evolution.

As a refresher, 5G Evolution isn't proper 5G.

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The carrier said that it is slowly shifting towards real 5G, but it needs to upgrade its cell towers first to make that happen.

Company CTO Andre Fuetsch wrote in a blog post that "these technologies serve as the runway to 5G by boosting the existing LTE network and priming it for the future of connectivity".

Fuetsch outlined AT&T's 5G path a little further, highlighting the role SDN and the cloud plays in that path.

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