AT&T announces first three cities to get mobile 5G in 2018

Yordan, 21 February 2018

In the first days of the new year, AT&T announced that 12 markets in the US will receive true mobile 5G in 2018. Today the carrier said that Dallas, Atlanta, and Waco, Texas will be the first three cities to experience true 5G. 9 more cities are expected to be announced in the coming months.

Igal Elbaz, Senior VP of Wireless Network Architecture and Design at AT&T, said the company contributed, conducted trials and “literally transformed the carrier’s network for the future”.

The 5G will be deployed based on 3GPP standards and operating on the mmWave spectrum. Once the system is rolling, AT&T expects transfer speeds to get up to multiple gigabits per second and to lower the latency over existing 4G.

Carriers and smartphone manufacturers are already working on devices that will provide the ultra-fast connection. Two weeks ago, Qualcomm announced that at least 18 OEMs and dozen telecoms, including AT&T, announced plans to commercialize 5G mobile phones by 2019.



Reader comments

  • Ardose
  • 23 Feb 2018
  • kDV

5G stands for: Fifth Gimmick To Charge You More Money For The Internet itself is the problem. It's old, outdated and overloaded. Fix that first and then offer us new, faster connections.

  • Anonymous
  • 22 Feb 2018
  • Y7u

What's the name of your 5G phone?

  • Anonymous
  • 22 Feb 2018
  • dWg

So will they deliver real 4G Speeds , brand as 5G and call it a day?

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