AT & T is now the third US airline in the last few months to give us a taste of the power and potential of 5G. After aVerizon bent his around May around selected parts of Chicago on his network. Later that month, in Dallas-Fort Worth, and it proved impressive in terms of its speeds and the magnitude of its coverage – though Verinson's demo was faster. AT & T's approach was to show a 5G linked campus on the Warner Bros. Party. Imagine a movie staff being able to instantly share footage with someone on the other side of the party.
Armed with aI ran a dozen speed tests around a city square backlot on Warner Bros. dotted with 5G millimeter wave nodes on rooftops. I was able to measure upload and download speeds and to download movie and TV show hours in seconds. Takeaway? AT & T 5G Plus is faster than The Flash when it comes to peeing. I got speeds that were consistently over 1Gbps, which often hit 1,600-1,800Mbps. It's six times faster than my home internet.
If you haven't heard of 5G, it's the next generation of cellular technology, and it should allow faster data rates with incredibly low latency. The new generation of wireless innovation can lead to a variety of applications, both practical and downloading movies to our phones in seconds or streaminggames without lag and hoping to be a harbinger for new applications and technologies not yet planned. The latter could really from to .
But as I experienced on Saturday, 5G is still very much in its raw cookie dough condition. Networking is still being built, and the tests I ran were a wonderful discussion of what our future wireless connections could do. Speed is only part of what makes 5G so appealing. The Shape conference pointed to 5G's true potential: it's worthwhile for businesses and developers. Interactive demos from companies likeNvidia, Nokia and IBM gave me a little insight into how this 5G speed can bring creative dreams and utilities a step closer to reality.
These tests continue, I will send updates all day.