The road to 5G connectivity has widened as AT&T announced a new acquisition that will help get the telecom company on its way to gigabit-speed wireless service.
AT&T revealed plans today to purchase Straight Path Communications, a company with an extensive background in millimeter wave spectrum licenses covering the entire US, not just its top 40 markets.
According to AT&T, Straight Path’s bandwidth portfolio, in addition to the wireless giant’s acquisition of FiberTower earlier this year, will result in a 5G-capable infrastructure with up to 10 gigabits-per-second uploads and 20Gbps downloads.
5G for all
Mobile device manufacturers are also all over 5G, with Qualcomm already planning and ZTE showing off a 5G-ready, not-really-smartphone early in the game at .