In December of 2018, AT&T became the first and only company in the U.S. to offer a mobile 5G device over a commercial, standards-based mobile 5G network.
In October 2018, we successfully completed the world’s first millimeter wave mobile 5G browsing session with a standards-based device on our mobile 5G network.
5G will ultimately unlock use cases that are dependent on faster speed, wide coverage, and low latency. Think of this as the next frontier in untethering, giving you the ability to take the ultra-fast experience you have in your home or business with you virtually anywhere.
2018 will be the year you can experience mobile 5G from AT&T. We’re working on an aggressive schedule to help ensure customers can enjoy mobile 5G when we launch the network this year. We will add more 5G capable mobile devices and smartphones in early 2019 and beyond.
AT&T plans to be the first to mobile 5G in the United States. To power our new network this year and beyond, we’re building our towers and small cells in a radically new way.
5G will transform the way you work, play, and enjoy entertainment, and we expect to be the first U.S. company to introduce mobile 5G service in a dozen markets by late 2018.
We expect 5G will offer businesses so much more than just faster speeds. 5G will unlock experiences of the future like Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality. Not only will 5G modernize businesses, it will disrupt entire industries.
The 5th Generation of mobile networks — 5G — will be a software-defined, data-powered network with blazing fast internet speeds. 5G technology will help us connect more devices faster, enable lower latency uses, increase battery life, and handle more data — like surging video growth on mobile networks.
AT&T is in a unique position to support next-generation applications quickly and efficiently thanks to our Software-Defined Network, Big Data and Open Source network approach, combined with our broadband build-out commitment to millions of locations throughout the United States.