There aren’t a lot of specifics, but AT&T is making it clear to the industry it wants to be the first with a widespread roll out of 5G mobile service. The company just announced AT&T will begin offering 5G service in more than 12 markets by the end of 2018.
“5G will change the way we live, work and enjoy entertainment,” said Melissa Arnoldi, president, AT&T Technology and Operations. “We’re moving quickly to begin deploying mobile 5G this year and start unlocking the future of connectivity for consumers and businesses. With faster speeds and ultra-low latency, 5G will ultimately deliver and enhance experiences like virtual reality, future driverless cars, immersive 4K video and more.”
No word on which cities will be the first to get 5G, but AT&T says network upgrades are ongoing in 23 major metro areas across the country including: Atlanta; Austin; Boston; Bridgeport, Connecticut; Buffalo, New York; Chicago; Fresno; Greenville, South Carolina; Hartford, Connecticut; Houston; Indianapolis; Los Angeles; Louisville; Memphis; Nashville; New Orleans; Oklahoma City; Pittsburgh; San Antonio; San Diego; San Francisco; Tulsa, Oklahoma and Sacramento, California.
AT&T adds it will also start providing business customers with 5G service in select markets as well.
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