AT&T adding 5G to FirstNet public safety network

Ross Wilkers | Washington Technology | April 2, 2021

AT&T is incorporating 5G connectivity and tower-to-core encryption into the FirstNet public safety communications network to gain more capability for delivering low latency and enabling new applications. With these updates, AT&T said Thursday that FirstNet will have greater ability to support use cases such as transmitting patient data from an ambulance to a hospital and quickly send other large files that require high bandwidth.

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