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Monday, October 1, 2018

5G for Long reach, through low band re-farming


While T-Mobile is banking on its heavy reservoir of 600 MHz for its 5G deployment, AT&T and Verizon have been focused on millimeter wave (mmWave)—mostly 39 GHz and 28 GHz, respectively—for their initial 5G deployments. But there will come a time when AT&T starts to refarm its lower-band spectrum for 5G. 

"While we haven't yet disclosed which specific spectrum bands we'll be using for 5G beyond our initial mmWave deployments, we definitely intend to use lower bands as anchors for mobile 5G in addition to mmWave," said AT&T's Gordon Mansfield, vice president Converged Access and Devices technologies.

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