AT&T announced on Tuesday the first three cities where 5G service would be available. They are Atlanta, Dallas and Waco.
The other cities would be named in the coming months.
“We’re working on an aggressive schedule to help ensure customers can enjoy mobile 5G when we launch the network this year. We will add more 5G capable mobile devices and smartphones in early 2019 and beyond,” the company said.
Back in January, AT&T said in a press release that it expects to the first U.S. mobile carrier to introduce mobile 5G service in 12 cities later this year.
Compliant with Industry Standards
“AT&T 5G services will be based on industry standards for 5G. To make this happen, we were one of the key drivers for standards acceleration last year.”
Aside from AT&T, Verizon will also roll out 5G service before the end of the year, Mashable reported.
TechCrunch said AT&T’s 5G service would be based on standards set by the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) “and will operate on the millimeter wave, or mmWave, spectrum.”
5G wireless reportedly reaches peak speeds of several gigabits a second and has lower latency than existing 4G wireless networks, TechCrunch added.
AT&T is a founding member of 3GPP, an international body that sets standards for mobile broadband.
Meanwhile, AT&T said that aside from offering mobile 5G to consumers this year, AT&T plans “to trial 5G technology with businesses of all sizes across industries to help them to transform business operations and create more engaging experiences for their customers.”
AT&T has announced the three cities of the 12 where 5G service would be offered.
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