Early Adopters in 19 Cities Can Now Access Mobile 5G Only From AT&T
AT&T mobile 5G service is now live in parts of 7 more cities, including Austin, Los Angeles, Nashville, Orlando, San Diego, San Francisco, and San Jose. There are now 19 cities across the nation where AT&T is the only carrier to offer mobile 5G service to businesses and consumers, well ahead of its competition.
“Last December we officially introduced the nation’s first commercial mobile 5G service,” said Andre Fuetsch, president AT&T Labs and chief technology officer. “We spent the early part of this year accelerating and advancing our 5G network with early adopters by our side. And now it’s time to offer this experience to more businesses and consumers in another 7 cities.”
As the company continues to expand its ultra-fast 5G network, it expect that by early 2020 we’ll have the best combination of mobile 5G – providing both the higher speeds available over mmWave spectrum and nationwide coverage available over “sub-6” spectrum.
These network accomplishments are in addition to AT&T offering the best, as well as the fastest wireless network in the nation for existing customers with the latest smartphones.
Insights from 5G Customers
“We transfer a lot of data. Like, a lot. The 5G hotspot is a great way for us to transfer these files, particularly on site, without bogging down our process,” said Mike Ballerino, Director of Construction at HCS Inc. General Contractor. “With our 2 5G mobile hotspots, we can keep workflows moving smoothly, perfect for when we’re out at a construction site and not in the office. That helps us get our jobs done faster than we could before.”
“Architecture is more than just designing buildings for people to live and work in. It’s about finding the right ways to inspire the people in those buildings,” said Erik Schlegel, Director of Technology at RATIO Architects. “Emerging technology continues to play a huge role in our LiveDesignSM process, and we’re at an exciting point in exploring how we can use the 5G hotspot to take collaboration a step further with faster network connectivity.”
Mobile 5G Device Availability
In 2019 AT&T plans to offer at least three 5G mobile devices. “We’re on track to make our next mobile 5G device, the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G smartphone, available this spring. It will give customers the ability to not just ‘have the power of 5G in their hands’, but actually be able to take advantage of the next generation of connectivity.”
Later this year the company will be bringing another Samsung 5G smartphone to stores, giving customers the ability to take advantage of its 5G leadership in both speed and coverage. This smartphone will be able to access both mmWave and sub-6 spectrum.