United States —
AT&T and Nokia have successfully completed fixed-wireless 5G tests in the 39GHz band.
The tests were conducted by using Nokia’s commercially available AirScale radio access platform.
AT&T and Nokia have noted that both the 39GHz band and the 28GHz band are particularly attractive 5G options due to the large amount bandwidth available, although there is ‘significantly more’ 39GHz spectrum available. Nokia began testing mmWave technology with AT&T in 2016. Its most recent test phase involved the delivery of AT&T’s DirecTV NOW IPTV service over a 5G radio access system, and took place at the AT&T Labs facility in Middletown, New Jersey.