AT&T looking to one-up competitors with 5G speeds of up to 10 gigabits per second
posted by Milen Y. / Jun 06, 2016, 9:30 AM
As companies set the 5G hype machine into motion, AT&T boasted about the speed of its wireless internet offering, saying that early tests have yielded speeds 10 times faster than those of Google Fiber and 5 times faster than what Sprint showed off last Friday. The company claims that its download speeds are hitting around 10 gigabits per second (Gbps), which is mighty impressive, albeit for results from preliminary lab tests. To put this into perspective, with this much bandwidth, you'd be able to download a 90-minute long 4K movie in about 60 seconds.
Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint are all preparing for the next step in wireless internet technology and are hyping users up with promises for never before seen speeds. The truth is however, that the mass adoption of mobile 5G is years away. The industry has still not settled on standards that 5G will run on, and it will be at least a few more years until that happens.
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90 minutes of 4K video equals roughly to 35GB of data. I am sure AT&T would just LOVE to charge clueless consumers for data overages.
posted on Jun 06, 2016, 9:53 AM 5
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Beat me to it. That's over 1GB per second. You can blow past you data cap in under one minute. Scimbags are salivating over that prospect.
posted on Jun 06, 2016, 10:37 AM 2
i dont understand, so it's "bad" that AT&T is trying to upgrade to 5g? Are we going to be required to only download 4K videos while using 5g? How are AT&T scumbags for upgrading to faster internet? Is Ferrari scumbags for building a faster car? I'm not sure why the complaining?
posted on Jun 06, 2016, 11:36 AM 1
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it's because caps that are as little as 2 Gb should not be a standard anymore with these speeds in which you can go past the caps under a minute, but if you (at&t) were to increase such caps they'd be much more decent. The Ferrari analogy applies in the sense that not EVERYONE has a Ferrari but it is build for an elite class, not really aimed at en-mass customers; whereas at&t is actually aimed at en-mass population. Better price points would make at&t an excellent choice.
posted on Jun 06, 2016, 12:28 PM 3
So you're complaining about data allotment, not increase in speed, right? If so, wrong article. Don't get me wrong AT&T is not near my top list of great companies, but they are making my internet faster - why is there complaining? I too want more and for less, but I'd take faster speeds anytime.
posted on Jun 06, 2016, 3:12 PM 0
So, lets purposely elect to wait for the SAME youtube video to load longer because we can get faster speeds but will not because we dont get extra Data with it? Watch youtube video 4G = 30 seconds wait, 250MB data used Watch youtube video 5G = 1 seconds wait, 250MB data used Why are you guys complaining?
posted on Jun 07, 2016, 1:13 AM 0
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ATT service is getting worse. Their Signals started drop in those area I used to use ATT. Now calls drop ... specially at 74 West at EXIT 32 -- The where I am living we have Wireless tower but I m still using Microcell to boost signals because it drops calls here. I dont know What they are focusing. They are promoting Direct TV and Lost their Slogan More bars
posted on Jun 12, 2016, 9:52 AM 0
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