AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) has announced the availability of its 5G+ at Lumen Field to enhance the fan experience. 5G+ is the company’s ultrafast internet delivered through mmWave spectrum that is suitable for high traffic areas. With the move, it means that it is not players only who will put up unprecedented performances in the field.
AT&T brings ultra-fast 5G+ to Lumen Field
Interestingly, the 5G+ network will be accessible to all AT&T users with compatible devices and those with a qualifying plan. Customers can enjoy the increased connectivity and superfast speeds ideal for high-traffic venues such as Lumen Field. 5G+ has been touted to unlock immersive experiences and enable innovation, especially when fans will be allowed in the stadium to celebrate memorable Seattle wins.
Besides fans, first responders of FirstNet such as the Seattle Fire Department will equally access the 5G+ at Lumen Field. First responders will most importantly maintain voice communication via always-on priority and pre-emption on LTE with the in-built FirstNet network determining the best data traffic route that can be LTE spectrum or 5G+. Currently, AT&T 5G+ is available in 38 cities and over 20 venues nationally.
5G+ available to FirstNet first responders
FirstNet is a high-speed broadband communication platform for first responders and the public safety community. The platform has been built in partnership with the federal government and AT&T. AT&T’s approach to 5G+ for public safety is exceptional, and the FirstNetwork offers public safety with dedicated coverage and capacity when required. The advanced capabilities are helpful to law enforcement, EMS, and Fire departments protect communities and save lives.
Karin Garrido, AT&T Pacific States VPGM, said that they are working to take sports and fans’ experience to another level with the launch of AT&T 5G+ in Lumen Field. Garrido said that fans will experience superfastsuperfast speeds as well as in-game enhancements that come with enhanced connectivity. She added that they are looking forward to Seattle sports fans experiencing the game with enhancements associated with AT&T 5G+. However, 5G+ will not be available in every part of Lumen Field.