Tuesday July 16, 2019

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#AT&T Uses NY as Network Lab

NY is a real time laboratory for AT&T engineers. Randall Stephenson, CEO of AT&T, said the city has a high concentration of very sophisticated mobile data users. Stephenson, speaking at a breakfast sponsored by the Association for a Better New York earlier this week, said high traffic and the vertical geography of users living in apartment buildings translates into greater engineering challenges.

According to VentureBeat, AT&T has redesigned networks for hi-rise cities. Future networks will use Distributed Antenna systems, installed directly inside buildings for better connectivity. Using NY as a living example, the telecom is employing similar systems in China and India. AT&T plans to spend $14 billion building out its network over the next three years.