Intel Teams with AT&T, Ericsson on 5G Trial for DIRECTV NOW Service in Austin, Texas

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June 27, 2017

Intel is collaborating with AT&T and Ericsson on a second trial using millimeter wave (mmWave) technology to deliver an ultra-fast 5G network experience to more locations in Austin, Texas. Announced today by AT&T, this trial allows participating residential, small-business and enterprise customers to stream premium live TV via AT&T’s DIRECTV NOW service and experience faster broadband services over a fixed wireless 5G network.

The Intel® 5G Mobile Trial Platform, designed for faster integration and testing of 5G devices and wireless access points, is being used in this trial along with Ericsson’s 5G radio access network.

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“This trial, part of our long-term collaboration with AT&T, builds on the success of our first 5G Austin trial and provides business and consumer participants a chance to experience the type of services and market opportunities they can expect in their daily lives with enhanced mobile broadband, ultra-fast speeds and reliable network capabilities,” said Sandra Rivera, senior vice president and general manager of Intel’s Network Platforms Group and 5G executive sponsor. “Intel, AT&T and Ericsson’s work together trialing early usages of 5G technologies and the experiences it will bring to businesses, demonstrates the importance of industry collaborations and the need for seamless flow of data across the network, cloud and devices to make 5G a reality.”

This announcement is part of Intel’s ongoing work with industry leaders – from networking to wireless communications – to define standards and deliver products that will make 5G a reality.

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