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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