AT&T Set to Introduce 5G Mobile Services in More US Cities this Year

AT&T is planning to introduce 5G for mobile customers in atleast a dozen cities in the US, by the end of this year. The telecom giant recently added Charlotte and Raleigh, N.C. and Oklahoma City as the next three identified cities for its build-out. These cities will join the previously announced cities of Dallas, Atlanta, and Waco. They are deliberately launching with a mix of big and mid-sized cities.

The company is building America’s first mobile 5G network as well as FirstNet, the country’s nationwide public safety broadband platform dedicated to first responders. They are on track to launch the first mobile 5G services and deliver the first device to customers this year. 5G will be more than just a better network. Especially after trial learnings with large enterprises, small-and-medium sized businesses and residential locations the past two years, the company believes 5G will ultimately create a world of new economic opportunity, greater mobility, and smarter connectivity for individuals, businesses and society as a whole.

AT&T’s foundational 5G Evolution technology is now live in more than 140 markets, reaching at least 400+ markets this year. 5G Evolution markets are locations where the company has deployed the latest technologies that enable peak theoretical wireless speeds of at least 400 megabits per second on capable devices.

Also, LTE-LAA was launched for AT&T in parts of 8 new markets – Austin, Dallas, Houston, Little Rock, San Antonio, San Jose, Tampa, and Tuscaloosa, Alabama, bringing us to a total of 15 markets. They previously launched LTE-LAA in parts of Boston, Chicago, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, McAllen, San Francisco, and Sacramento. With LTE-LAA, the network has peak theoretical wireless speeds reaching up to 1 gigabit per second on capable devices.

Standing firm with the global wireless industry, when 3GPP agreed on the first set of 5G standards, AT&T has been conducting 5G trials in South Bend, Indiana; Waco, Texas; Austin, Texas; and Kalamazoo, Michigan.