AT&T achieves 14 Gbps in 5G trial in Austin; expects 1 Gbps from LTE

While AT&T is putting a lot of efforts in 5G and observing up to 14 Gbps in the labs, the operator is equally focused on LTE network.

Speaking at a telecom conference last week, AT&T CTO Andre Fuetsch said the telco expects to achieve 1 Gbps speeds from LTE before the technology gets overtaken by 5G.

“There’s a lot of focus on 5G – but don’t discount LTE,” Fuetsch, president of AT&T Labs and the operator’s CTO, said this week during his appearance at Nomura’s 2016 Media, Telecom and Internet Conference in New York. “LTE is still here. And LTE will be around for a long time. And LTE has also enormous potential in that, you’ll be capable of supporting 1 gigabit speeds as well.”

“You’ll see a focus in the near term of taking advantage of our LTE capabilities. And there’s a lot of capability and feature functionality, a lot we can do with it,” Fuetsch added.