AT&T says it will continue using the 5G Evolution branding for its enhanced 4G network going forward as well. As of yet, the company has not said which markets it will launch mobile 5G in but it is expected that normal metropolitan areas will get it first. The U.S-based carriers including AT&T & Verizon have mentioned offering the 5G services to their consumers by 2019. With faster speeds and ultra-low latency, Arnoldi added, 5G will ultimately deliver and enhance experiences like virtual reality, future driverless cars, immersive 4K video and more. The company hopes to be US carrier to provide 5G connectivity options for consumers.
It hasn’t listed the markets where mobile 5G will be offered, substantially less the phone or phones the administration will chip away at or the exact speeds buyers can expect, though something in abundance of 1GB appears to be likely. The company has rolled out the confusingly named “5G Evolution” markets over the past year – cities with the infrastructure for higher wireless speeds, but isn’t actually 5G.
AT&T has had 5G trials across the country, including some in Austin and Waco.
The 5G service that AT&T is introducing by the end of this year is different from its so-called 5G Evolution network from last year.
Standards for faster connectivity In a news post today, AT&T said its work during 2017 to develop 5G standards has enabled it to accelerate its deployment plans.
This isn’t a marketing stunt like the one AT&T pulled a year ago with its ‘5G Evolution’ nomenclature; the company now intends to launch true mobile 5G, according to PCMag’s Lead Mobile Analyst Sascha Segan. Like AT&T, all three companies have yet to provide more concrete details about their plans.
The trials also included T-Mobile, Verizon, and Sprint, along with Australian mobile carrier Telstra; Japanese carrier NTT DoCoMo; Korean carrier SK Telecom; and European carriers Vodafone and Orange.
Currently, the firm has not specified what devices will use the technology and did not give out specific speeds that consumers can expect from the service.
Obviously Apple is working on future iPhones ready for 5G network.
In other IoT-network news form the company, AT&T also deployed a nationwide low-power wide-area LTE-M network in the U.S.in 2017, in addition to making Mexico’s first LTE-M network fully operational, creating the first North American LTE-M footprint.