Public safety officials already use Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEAs) to help warn residents of approaching danger and to alert the public to missing children. And now with advances in wireless technology, the existing WEA system can also be used to share life-saving information before, during, and after a crisis.
AT&T is helping to further modernize its public safety technology and move to a Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) network. AT&T ESInet™ is a new solution that provides IP-based call routing services to 9-1-1 agencies. It will help local governments all over the country improve 9-1-1 reliability, enhance emergency responsiveness, and improve disaster recovery.
In 1968, calling for help meant using a conventional wireline phone to contact an operator or dialing a seven-digit local telephone number. Today, calling for police, fire, or medical assistance is both easier for customers and, from a technology perspective, much more complex.
AT&T is working to make AI accessible to everyone. Through collaboration with Tech Mahindra, we are building an open source AI platform, Acumos, hosted by The Linux Foundation that makes it easy to build, share, and deploy AI applications. AI is becoming a vital tool for businesses in almost every industry, and there’s no time to waste in establishing a common platform for everyone to use and evolve.
The Internet plays a vital role in the social and economic fabric of our nation. It is a critical platform for ensuring freedom of expression and is a cornerstone of our 21st century global economy.
AT&T is proud of our commitment to an open internet and we stand by our enforceable commitments to make sure the internet will continue to work for everyone.
5G will transform the way you work, play, and enjoy entertainment, and we expect to be the first U.S. company to introduce mobile 5G service in a dozen markets by late 2018.
We expect 5G will offer businesses so much more than just faster speeds. 5G will unlock experiences of the future like Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality. Not only will 5G modernize businesses, it will disrupt entire industries.
The 5th Generation of mobile networks — 5G — will be a software-defined, data-powered network with blazing fast internet speeds. 5G technology will help us connect more devices faster, enable lower latency uses, increase battery life, and handle more data — like surging video growth on mobile networks.
AT&T is in a unique position to support next-generation applications quickly and efficiently thanks to our Software-Defined Network, Big Data and Open Source network approach, combined with our broadband build-out commitment to millions of locations throughout the United States.
AT&T is conducting a 5G network trial in Austin, Texas with the help of Ericsson’s 28 GHz millimeter wave infrastructure and Intel’s Mobile Test Platform. Trials like this help us better understand 5G mobility impacts and latency issues, as well as help to develop the knowledge base, experience, and industry interaction to improve standards and accelerate equipment availability.
AT&T is field testing 10 gigabit per second symmetrical passive optical network technology. We call this XGS-PON, and this new technology can deliver up to 10Gbps on the downlink of a broadband connection. As customers are requiring faster internet speeds because of bandwidth-heavy applications like virtual and augmented reality, XGS-PON helps networks handle the bandwidth from these cutting-edge technologies.
Before ECOMP & ONAP, ordering, designing, and building new network services could take months or over a year. After ECOMP & ONAP, the process for designing, configuring, and building new network services could be reduced to minutes.