AT&T Conducts World’s First mm-Wave Mobile 5G Browsing Session on a 5G Mobile Device

AT&T has developed the world’s first mmWave mobile 5G hotspot with a standards-based device on a mobile 5G network. This 3GPP 5G NR standards based mobile 5G connection uses AT&T's mobile network based on Ericsson equipment and a NETGEAR device which has been developed using the Qualcomm Snapdragon X50 5G modem.

In the 35 years since AT&T launched the first commercial mobile phone service, the list of firsts continues to grow. In September, the company made the world's first wireless 5G data transfer over millimeter wave connecting to standards-based mobile test equipment in Waco, Texas. The first 5G browsing session also took place in Waco, Texas - using the NETGEAR Nighthawk 5G Mobile Hotspot. This is the first standards-based mobile 5G device in the world able to access a live millimeter wave 5G network.

The company remains on track to be the first to introduce mobile 5G services in the U.S. on the NETGEAR Nighthawk 5G Mobile Hotspot. It plans to reach at least 12 cities this year, 19 cities in early 2019 and will announce additional markets individually as it makes its mobile 5G network live locally. AT&T is building mobile 5G network on top of the best network in the United States.