Wondering when 5G service will be coming to your city? On July 19th, AT&T announced three more cities where the company plans to launch a 5G network by the end of 2018. According to CNBC, these are Oklahoma City, Charlotte, NC, and Raleigh, NC. Previously, AT&T had promised the same to Atlanta, Dallas, and Waco, Texas.
AT&T Chief Technology Officer Andre Feutsch said Oklahoma City, Charlotte, and Raleigh were chosen “based on where the company already held spectrum, or airwaves that carry data, and were open to AT&T installing the necessary infrastructure.”
“We worked with the cities that embraced the technology,” Fuetsch has stated in an interview.
AT&T has also said it will be introducing six more cities to this program. Although the promise AT&T has made is to deliver 5G to the original six cities, and perhaps six more, by the end of the year, the company has declined to disclose a more specific date or month.
In order to help consumers adjust to 5G networks in late 2018 and early 2019 – when 5G-enabled smartphones aren’t likely to be available until 2019 – AT&T plans on introducing “a puck-shaped device to allow users to access the 5G network with their current phones.”
Source: AT&T reveals three more cities for 5G launch by end of year
Published: July 20, 2018