AirGig

AirGig

A wireless network from AT&T that uses electric power lines as a guide to relay millimeter wave wireless signals between transceivers mounted on top of the poles. The wires are not the medium; rather, they act as a pathway for the wireless transmission. Base stations are expected to deliver 1 Gbps access to the Internet for customers in the vicinity. In 2017, trials began at the Power-Southern Company in Georgia as well as outside the U.S.
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"AT&T has a project called AirGig that sits atop electrical power lines to deliver high-speed signals pole to pole, but it's still in the testing phase.
AT&T launched an international trial of its unique Project AirGig technology and has also just launched a second trial in the U.S.
AirGig technology embodies over a decade of research by AT&T Labs and more than 300 patents and patent applications.
Project AirGig is part of our ongoing effort to accelerate internet connections to a gig or more through both wired and wireless solutions, said Andre Fuetsch, president, AT&T Labs and Chief Technology Officer.
Called Project AirGig, the wireless technology consists of using traditional power lines to deliver ultra-fast wireless connectivity to a home or handheld device using a special transmitter.
"Project AirGig has tremendous potential to transform internet access globally 6 well beyond our current broadband footprint and not just in the United States," said John Donovan, AT&T's chief strategy officer and group president, in a (http://about.att.com/newsroom/att_to_test_delivering_multi_gigabit_wireless_internet_speeds_using_power_lines.html) statement .
"Project AirGig delivers this last-mile access without any new fiber-to-the-home and it is flexible enough to be configured with small cells or distributed antenna systems," writes AT&T.
The company is also working on AirGig, a first-of-its-kind system that would deliver high-speed internet via a device attached to utility poles.
Were even inventing brand new technologies, like Project AirGig, to help extend the reach of 5G networks.
AT&T unveiled today Project AirGig, a transformative technology from AT&T Labs that could one day deliver low-cost, multi-gigabit wireless internet speeds using power lines.
Project AirGig has tremendous potential to transform internet access globally well beyond our current broadband footprint and not just in the United States, said John Donovan, chief strategy officer and group president, Technology and Operations, AT&T.
We think Project AirGig is unlike anything thats out there.