Building the infrastructure of the future is no small feat. It takes careful planning, the proper components and the right partners to deploy the framework required to support 5G expectations. The rubber is meeting the road, as city by city we are seeing network modernization.
AT&T (News - Alert) announced Indianapolis will join the ranks of Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas, Oklahoma City, Raleigh and Waco as the 7th of 12 cities with mobile 5G service this year.
"Indy is a city on the forefront of innovation and technology. Home to a variety of large and small businesses, thriving communities, and a local government that understands the importance of technology to fuel innovation and boost economic growth," said Bill Soards, President AT&T Indiana.
The announcement caps off a project that started in 2015, and cost nearly half a billion dollars. Driven by AT&T’s strategy to ensure connectivity from coast to coast, in 2017 alone AT&T completed over 500 wireless network upgrades in the area promising to deliver an elevated experience for business as well as residential users.
"Whether you're a retailer, car wash owner, hospital, manufacturer, public safety entity or a bank, we expect 5G will eventually change the customer experience and provide new economic opportunities for your business. It was a natural choice for AT&T to name Indy as one of the twelve introductory 5G cities,“ Soards continued.
The 5G hype has been fever pitch for some time, and now the picture is coming into focus. The next few years will prove interesting to see how quickly networks can catch up. AT&T is keeping an eye on connectivity, are you?
Edited by Maurice Nagle