AT&T Plans 5G Evolution with LTE-Advanced Features in Minneapolis

AT&T 5G Evolution

AT&T has announced the launch of 5G Evolution in parts of Minneapolis in the coming months. As part of 5G Evolution, the operator will upgrade the network that includes LTE Advanced features like 256 QAM, 4x4 MIMO, and 3-way carrier aggregation.

Planned upgrades will be rolled out in some parts of the city, including areas near the host stadium. Minneapolis is one of 20 markets where AT&T plans to bring 5G Evolution by the end of the year. This technology is already available in parts of Austin and Indianapolis today. 

With the LG V30, Moto Z2 Force Edition, Samsung Galaxy Note8, Samsung Galaxy S8, Samsung Galaxy S8+, and the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active, AT&T wireless customers in 5G Evolution markets can use these 3 technologies simultaneously.

Besides upgrading the network in and around downtown Minneapolis, the operator is making significant upgrades to Distributed Antenna System (DAS) at the Big Game host stadium in downtown Minneapolis. 

According to AT&T, lab trials are already reaching speeds up to 14 gigabits-per-second with fixed wireless 5G technologies and it will continue advancing 5G in its AT&T Labs locations and in field trials.

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