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Last week’s decision by the 3GPP standards body to accelerate some elements in the 5G New Radio (NR) timeline means AT&T will be able to launch standards-based mobile 5G services starting as early as late 2018.

That’s a year ahead of the anticipated time frame before the decision to accelerate the standards, according to Andre Fuetsch, president, AT&T Labs and CTO, in a blog post. Last week at a 3GPP RAN Plenary meeting in Croatia, more than 40 signatories voted to accelerate the non-stand-alone implementation of 5G NR, saying it paved the way for enabling large-scale trials and deployments based on the specification starting in 2019 instead of 2020. Read More

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