AT&T extends 5G to Las Vegas; Verizon adds Denver, Providence to 5G footprint

28 Jun 2019

AT&T Mobility has launched its millimetre wave (mmWave)-powered 5G network in Las Vegas, taking its total number of partially covered cities to 20. Prior to Las Vegas, AT&T launched its 5G service in twelve cities in December 2018, adding a further seven locations in April this year. Customers can access the 5G network using a Galaxy S10 5G smartphone, in conjunction with a AT&T Business Unlimited Preferred plan. Stephanie Tyler, AT&T Nevada state president, commented: ‘Being the first to Las Vegas, and the first to 20 cities across the US, is a testament to AT&T’s commitment to our future. This next generation wireless network will be game-changing as we explore the many opportunities and experiences it will bring.’

Also in the US, Verizon Wireless officially turned on its ‘5G Ultra Wideband Network’ in select areas of Denver on 27 June, and will launch the service in Providence on 1 July. The network went live in April 2019, in parts of Minneapolis and Chicago. The mobile giant currently offers four 5G-enabled smartphones: the LG V50 ThinQ 5G, the moto z3 and z4 combined with the 5G moto mod, or the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G. This, it claims, represents the most 5G devices available on any 5G network.

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