AT&T to Deploy 5G at AT&T Stadium as Mobile Data Use Grows

2019-01-10 15:25:50 | Source:Telecompaper

US football fans used nearly 9 TB of data during the college football championship weekend, according to numbers from AT&T. With 36.6 TB, College Station in Texas used the most data during the season, followed by Columbus in Ohio, with 35.8 TB. For one game, the most mobile usage was clocked on 24 November at College Station, when people used nearly 7 TB of data. In general, from the games played at more than 100 pro and college stadiums, customers used over 560 TB of total mobile data during the 2018 regular season, up 85 percent boost from the 2017 season.

AT&T also announced plans to light up 5G at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Deployment will take place in the coming months. The AT&T Stadium opened in 2009.

AT&T said it is working with the Chicago-based Rush University Medical Center and the Rush System for Health to bring about the first standards-based 5G enabled hospital to the US. The carrier said 5G will not only up speeds and lower latency, but also support new services. AT&T is providing the hospital with Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC), a cloud-based IT service environment at the edge of the network based on 5G, and other advanced network related technologies as they become available. These will enable Rush to manage its cellular traffic over both its local network and its wide area network. 

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