AT&T to deploy 5G evolution networks in two cities

02 February 2017
Austin, TX and Indianapolis, IN will be the first urban areas to get the next-gen newtowrk.

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Anonymous, 04 Feb 2017I think you are the one that was born yesterday, he simply state... moreHe said "you got it wrong bud, it's Nokia and Orange that I am referring to, they are working on 5G networks but they have not claimed that it is already working, unlike AT&T and other US carriers deploying it already like it's already operating".

Now, you just adding nonsense. He never said what you said. Btw, I already told you about how 3G was deployed back then yet you still ranting about how 5G havent reach the working speed. Thats why you are obviously just born yesterday. How many time do I need to tell you 5G initial speed wont be as its expected working speed. Duhh. Go back and read my explanation. You just a baby who dont even understand english. Where my statement contradicting itself? Show me!

  • Anonymous

Julliard, 03 Feb 2017Your misconception of how internet works amused me. 5G capable d... moreI think you are the one that was born yesterday, he simply stated that AT&T deploying 5G is just wrong since 5G is not yet a working speed, that's why we have 4G and 4G LTE, Nokia and Orange is on the way as well as Sprint and Verizon on spearheading the 5G evolution

even your own statement is contradicting itself

  • Jarakal

this is only a gimmick.

Anonymous, 03 Feb 2017in my POV, it's still wrong to call it 5G since as you mentioned... moreYour misconception of how internet works amused me. 5G capable device? Do you need 3G capable laptop to use 3G internet? Do you need 4G capable notebook to use 4G network? How do you think people use internet before smartphone exist? Did you just born yesterday or are you always this ignorant. 5G is not a scam. Saying it a scam is like saying 3G a scam. Did you know when 3G was introduced in 2008 the promised speed was only 1.2Mbps. The real life speed merely 259kbps. I wont expect 5G to give a flawless 1Gbps at its introduction. It takes years before the real promised speed is achieved.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 03 Feb 2017in my POV, it's still wrong to call it 5G since as you mentioned... moreyou got it wrong bud, it's Nokia and Orange that I am referring to, they are working on 5G networks but they have not claimed that it is already working, unlike AT&T and other US carriers deploying it already like it's already operating

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 02 Feb 2017atleast they are not scamming people like AT&T, a lot of the... morein my POV, it's still wrong to call it 5G since as you mentioned that there are no 5G capable devices yet
better call it 4G Evolution, still a scam for me

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 02 Feb 2017meanwhile, Nokia and Orange just started working on 5G; and on ... moreatleast they are not scamming people like AT&T, a lot of their customers barely get 4G, how much more 5G and are there even 5G devices? LOL

  • Anonymous

meanwhile, Nokia and Orange just started working on 5G;
and on the otherhand companies allied since 2013 to make 5G with 1GB/s possible.

  • AnonD-510098

Anonymous, 02 Feb 2017Really? Where did Huawei deploy their 5G network? They did it ... moreYeah you can read about it in the link: http://www.androidauthority.com/huawei-5g-trial-­4-5-ghz-729312/

  • AnonD-275203

AT&T is up to its ol' marketing schemes again in order to combat Verizon's & T-Mobile's LTE-Advanced technology. They're calling it "5G" when in reality the speed still falls in the range of 4G LTE.

By AT&T using the term "5G" people will automatically think they're getting a faster service. This is similar to when they started calling their HSPA+ "4G" (It's faster than 3G but not quite pure 4G LTE).

So as usual, America is playing catch up again with Asian & Middle Eastern countries where real 5G is already being deployed & used.

Quick note to the poster of this news article.
1Gbps is defined as the 4G networks capability. Now, it's true that we never got a real 4G, but LTE instead and maybe that's why ppl think that 1 gigabit/s will be 5G, which is total non-sense.

  • AnonD-196068

Will the advent of 5G finally mean mast sharing so we can get better coverage and\or fewer masts. It's ridiculous that we should need 4 difervent masts for 4 different networks on the same buildings. Radio and TV adopted this decades ago.

  • AnonD-513638

In România 2 out of 4 operators have 300 , 350 Mbps on 4g+ ..What 5G is that..I don't know..And they named it already 5G😂

  • KMB877

Anonymous, 02 Feb 2017Yeah, we are catching up. So? You think technology evolve overni... moreHahaha, I loved this!
:-)

  • Anonymous

Will this be compatible with existing phones? What frequency bands? What is the range? Do they use carrier aggregation? On how many channels?

Is their 5G even based on LTE?

Or is AT&T doing the same thing they did when they had Apple to display a 4G logo whenever HSPDA was available?

  • Anonymous

What's the point - with their ridiculous plans, i'm sure they are using very small capacity of their 4G network. It's like buying a Ferrari and driving with 30 mps (But thinking the Ferrari is not enough and you need an even faster car).

  • AnonD-634681

[deleted post]Thank you

  • AnonD-450518

Is this essentially 4.5G already available in some Asian cities? Do we even have 5G enabled devices?

  • Anonymous

AnonD-510098, 02 Feb 2017Huawei have done this ages ago, everyone else is catching up.Really? Where did Huawei deploy their 5G network? They did it without carrier support?

AnonD-510098, 02 Feb 2017Huawei have done this ages ago, everyone else is catching up.So what? Do you have shares with them or something?