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AT&T has been setting up its 5G network and the carrier today announced that the next-generation network has now gone live, at least for one business customer in Austin, Texas. This marks the first 5G business customer trial for 5G in the United States, AT&T says that this is the first trial “to our knowledge.” The carrier is using millimeter wave technology to power a 5G network experience in one of Intel’s Austin, Texas offices.

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“We expect mmWave technology to be an important part of 5G. The trial will help accelerate our 5G work by shedding new light on how the technology acts in a business environment,” said SVP of Network Product Management at AT&T Rick Hubbard.

AT&T has been working on its 5G network with Ericsson. It has already conducted its first public 5G demo with the company in which it showcased 4K HD video streaming, real-time camera feeds, and hit speeds of up to 14 gigabits per second.

It’s taking the technology it worked on with Ericsson into the field by powering a 5G trial experience for Intel. This trial will help the carrier explore what benefits its 5G network can provide to a real-world business customer.

Multiple enterprise proof of concept use cases will be tested during the trial with more than a gigabit per second bandwidth. Use cases include VPN, internet access, Unified Communications applications, and 4K video streaming.

It’s a step in the right direction but it’s going to be a while before you and I can get in on the 5G action.

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