AT&T to launch mobile 5G in 12 cities on Friday2018-12-19 18:03 by Daniela
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AT&T plans to launch its long-waited 5G service on December 21. The faster mobile service will initially be available in Atlanta; Charlotte, N.C.; Dallas; Houston; Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Fla.; Louisville, Ky.; Oklahoma City; New Orleans; Raleigh, N.C.; San Antonio; and Waco, Texas.
The network, which is 3GPP standards-based, will additionally go live across Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Nashville, Orlando, San Diego, San Francisco, and San Jose in the first half of 2019.
Across its 19 5G deployments, AT&T selected Samsung and Nokia in addition to Ericsson as its vendors, with the carrier also kitting out its foundry innovation centres in Atlanta, Plano, and Palo Alto with 5G connectivity so that it can focus on developing technologies and use cases across 5G, Internet of Things, smart cities, and VR gaming.
For the service, AT&T is providing a Netgear Nighthawk 5G Mobile Hotspot that uses the carrier's advanced LTE and millimetre-wave (mmWave)-based 5G mobile network. Existing smartphones will be able to connect to the Netgear hotspot.
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