AT&T announces plans to start rolling out a true 5G network by the end of 2018

AT&T has announced plans to roll out a true 5G network in a dozen markets in accordance with the 3GPP’s recently released 5G NR (new radio) guidelines by the end of 2018.

It’s nice to see that AT&T is actually working on a real 5G network, given the company’s announcement of its so-called “5G Evolution” network last year, which largely consisted of the AT&T rebranding existing LTE technologies that competitors had already adopted.

AT&T HASN’T OFFERED TOO MANY DETAILS
AT&T hasn’t offered too many details, beyond the fact that its network will be based on the newly accepted industry standard for 5. So things like the speeds AT&T will be offering, when this year to expect the roll out, what devices will work with it, or even what the 12 markets will be are all still unclear.

In addition to its true 5G network, AT&T has also said that it will continue to work on expanding its LTE and 5G Evolution networks (a name that it seems the company will be apparently continue to use, which probably won’t be confusing at all to consumers) over the course of 2018.

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