Prepping for the 5G World

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AT&T's Tom Keathley discusses the carrier's evolving plans for developing, testing and deploying 5G wireless services over the next few years.

If Tom Keathley has his way, AT&T will lead the charge into the 5G market, accelerating the development of industry tech specifications and beating Verizon and other carriers to the next-gen wireless frontier. 

Keathley, senior vice president of wireless network architecture and design at AT&T, is spearheading the company's design and development of its 5G network and services. Based in Atlanta, he spends much of his time working with teams across the country in Austin, TX, Middletown, NJ and San Ramon CA, overseeing the various fixed-wireless and mobile technical trials and pilots that the company is conducting to prepare services for prime-time by the end of the decade.   

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