United States Federal Communications Commission announced on July 14, the "spectrum development programme" (Spectrum Frontiers), boldly entering new areas of spectrum, and for 5G to open a lot of study on millimeter-wave spectrum. Meanwhile, the operators of all sizes 5G tests and trials in 2016. Samsung Electronics in 2016, was announced at the Mobile World Congress at thousands of megabytes per second, which is the company with Verizon in the United States carriers combined bath Newt Gingrich, New Jersey headquarters of data obtained in the tests, test content including live streaming 360 degree virtual reality content.
Compare with Verizon, AT&T has taken a less radical approach, but AT&T also conducted several 5G tests, including in combination with Ericsson, allegedly made for speeds up to 14 Gbps test. This summer, Sprint in Santa Clara, California and Philadelphia also 73 GHz and 15 GHz millimeter-wave system demo. T-mobile has also been tested, the company's Chief Executive Neville Ray is called the boring case, and other operations was lashing out. In addition, the U.S. Cellular and Ericsson joint 5G tests were conducted in Madison, Wisconsin, its overall peak speeds of 9 Gbps, a mile away at a rate of 1.5 Gbps.
Meanwhile, AT&T and Verizon is also committed to its network from hardware-driven system to a software-defined networking and network virtualization through software-driven systems to provide cost efficient and flexible architecture to increase revenue. Sprint and t-mobile announced its plans the lack of enthusiasm, but operators around the world is expected to be in the process of developing 5G are increasingly using software-defined networking and networking virtualization technologies.