CES 2019: What The Country's Biggest Carriers Brought To The Table
AT&T To Harness 5G To Connect Hospitals, Light Up Sports Arenas
AT&T took to CES 2019 to show off some of its 5G use cases, which include boosting attendee and patient experience in hospital settings and stadiums.
Specifically, the Dallas-based carrier is partnered with Chicago-based Rush University Medical Center and the Rush System for Health to create the so-called "hospital of the future.” The system of hospitals and healthcare providers are using AT&T's 5G network to manage cellular traffic over local and wide-area networks. The carrier said it will be investigating the use of 5G for mobile connectivity for therapy, hospital operations, and patient experience this year.
AT&T also revealed plans to light up AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, with its 5G network during the first half of 2019. The carrier's 5G network is now live in parts of 12 U.S. cities, and its set to go live in seven more, including Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Nashville, Orlando, San Diego, San Francisco, and San Jose during the first half of the year.