AT&T Will Do More 5G Tests in N.J.

AT&T wants to carry out 28GHz and 39GHz tests at its lab in New Jersey.

Dan Jones, Mobile Editor

May 4, 2016

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AT&T Will Do More 5G Tests in N.J.

Is New Jersey the new capital of 5G testing? It could be!

AT&T has asked the FCC if it can do short-range 5G tests at its offices in Middletown, New Jersey. This would be its second US proto-5G test site. The operator has already applied to the FCC to carry out trials in Austin, Texas.

The new experimental license -- first spotted by Wireless Week -- would allow AT&T to test 28GHz and 39GHz systems at its lab.

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The operator has so far said that it will start testing at 15GHz and move to 28GHz later. These will be fixed tests, at least initially. (See AT&T 5G Trials to Start With Fixed 15GHz Tests.)

Nonetheless, the request means that the Jerz is becoming a hotbed of early 5G activity, with Verizon running its own tests at its headquarters in Basking Ridge, N.J. as well. (See Verizon Hits 1-Gig+ in 5G Trials, Eyes Early Applications.)

— Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, Light Reading

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Dan Jones

Mobile Editor

Dan is to hats what Will.I.Am is to ridiculous eyewear. Fedora, trilby, tam-o-shanter -- all have graced the Jones pate during his career as the go-to purveyor of mobile essentials.

But hey, Dan is so much more than 4G maps and state-of-the-art headgear. Before joining the Light Reading team in 2002 he was an award-winning cult hit on Broadway (with four 'Toni' awards, two 'Emma' gongs and a 'Brian' to his name) with his one-man show, "Dan Sings the Show Tunes."

His perfectly crafted blogs, falling under the "Jonestown" banner, have been compared to the works of Chekhov. But only by Dan.

He lives in Brooklyn with cats.

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