AT&T switched on its millimetre wave (mmWave) 5G network in parts of New York City yesterday (6 August), initially targeting business customers and developers. New York City becomes AT&T’s 21st 5G-supported city. Going forward, the telco says it will launch 5G using sub-6GHz frequencies in the coming months, with a view to offering nationwide 5G in the first half of 2020.
Amy Kramer, president, AT&T New York, commented: ‘As a densely-populated, global business and entertainment hub, New York City stands to benefit greatly from having access to 5G, and we’ve been eager to introduce the service here. While our initial availability in NYC is a limited introduction at launch, we’re committed to working closely with the City to extend coverage to more neighbourhoods throughout the five boroughs.’