AT&T to launch ‘standards-based mobile 5G’ by end-2018

21 Feb 2018

AT&T has unveiled plans to introduce ‘standards-based mobile 5G’ in twelve cities, including parts of Dallas, Atlanta and Waco, by the end of 2018. In doing so, AT&T claims to be the only US carrier that has announced concrete plans to deliver 5G technology to its customers in 2018.

Igal Elbaz, AT&T’s Senior Vice President (Wireless Network Architecture and Design), commented: ‘After significantly contributing to the first phase of 5G standards, conducting multi-city trials, and literally transforming our network for the future, we’re planning to be the first carrier to deliver standards-based mobile 5G – and do it much sooner than most people thought possible.’ Additional 5G-capable mobile devices and smartphones will be added to AT&T’s portfolio in early 2019 and beyond, the operator notes.

United States, AT&T Communications