AT&T Exec: 5G Network Sharing Is a Terrible Idea

| September 9, 2016

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LAS VEGAS —A top AT&T network executive scoffed at the idea that operators in the U.S. should consider sharing some of their 5G network infrastructure with each other in order to deploy the next-generation of network technology more quickly. “I think it’s a terrible idea,” said Tom Keathley, SVP of wireless network architecture and design at AT&T. “It’s not that it’s impossible. But the desire to do it from an operator perspective is not good. We would lose control,” he said.

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