AT&T has become the first operator to launch the service for 5G networks in the United States, surpassing large operators such as Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile. As promised at the beginning of the year, telephone operator AT&T has announced the official launch of the 5G network before the end of 2018.
The AT&T network would be the first network in the US, based on 3GPP standards, as well as a mobile network, although until now not all devices are prepared for this technology.
According to the report, since there are currently no mobile devices with 5G support, this mobile network will work with the Netgear Nighthawk 5G mobile access point, a portable device that creates its own Wi-Fi network, so you can link phones, Laptops, and tablets to the 5G network and navigate faster.
This is the first test of the mobile 5G era.
AT&T plans the mobile hotspot and data would be free for 90 days for “selected businesses and consumers.” Afterward, the company will charge the hotspot at a price of USD 499 in advance, while the 15GB data plan will cost USD 70 per month.
Being the first, you can expect us to evolve very quickly. We are starting the 5G journey and we are ready to learn quickly and continuously iterate in the coming months. – Andre Fuetsch, CTO, AT & T
The fifth generation of mobile phone technologies, 5G will be available in the cities of Atlanta, Charlotte, NC., Dallas, Houston, Indianapolis, Jacksonville; Louisville, Oklahoma City; New Orleans; Raleigh, NC, San Antonio, and Waco, Texas as of this week. However, it is expected that by 2020 AT& will extend the service in parts of Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Nashville, Orlando, San Diego, San Francisco and San Jose, California.