Soon, you’ll be able to stream VR videos and games directly to the headset! Not only that, but you’ll also play with multiple SHD videos streaming to your smart TV. How come? Finally, AT&T manned up and threw the hat into the ring of 5G Internet speed.
Recently, the telecommunications giant announced it will begin development on 5G technology with Ericsson and Intel by its side, in the second quarter. Field tests should start at the end of the year, in Austin, Texas.
It’s not just the cool factor that matters here, being able to tell everyone you’re enjoying an Internet connection measured in gigabits, 10 to 100 times faster than the 4G. This advancement translates into amazing VR experiences, developments in robotics that could only be dreamed up before and eventually, smart cities.
This faster, more responsive network will be the base of a home Internet service by the end of 2016 and a select few will be writing frantically about it on blogs and sites. This means that “fixed wireless will become a realistic alternative or replacement for fixed Internet service, especially in rural America,” explained Roger Entner, an analyst at Recon Analytics.
With a bit of luck, this will also save you power – a sensor connected to 5G could run on a single battery for up to 10 years.
Change is near, people – AT&T teased that the company has been developing a grand part of the ingredients necessary for 5G connections to work for years now.