By Monica Alleven
AT&T, which last year revealed plans to use the 3.5 GHz band for fixed wireless services in 2019, is continuing to evaluate the band, applying for a six-month Special Temporary Authority (STA) to conduct tests in parts of Ohio and Tennessee. The company is affording plenty of time for planning; the application seeks an April 15 start date, ending Oct. 15, 2019.
“Applicant will conduct testing to evaluate network and product performance prior to production under expected use conditions in an actual performance environment,” the application states. “Applicant’s testing and the expected experimental equipment would support potential fixed wireless applications, including video and data transmissions.”