When it comes to having a good enough mobile network, we have come a long way, and it looks like the future is brighter too.
AT&T announced today that the company would be starting its world’s first commercial 5G rollout in two cities within 2017: Austin and Indianapolis.
The telecom company is calling the rollout as “5G Evolution, ” and it claims that the top speed of network will be up to 400 Mbps, which is almost 40 times faster compared to today’s LTE connections. As per the researchers, the theoretical limit of 5G networks is more than 1 Gbps, and this is why the company has added the word Evolution in the product name.
The company will continue to work on improving the speed to reach true Gigabit internet by the end of the year, so if you are living in Austin or Indianapolis, you probably shouldn’t get your wired internet disconnected.
The 5G rollout is a part of AT&T’s much larger plan, named Network 3.0, the plan is to use software and hardware upgrades to bring down the cost down and increase the internet speed significantly for its users.