AT&T Tags Set of Cities for Mobile 5G Rollout

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With higher speeds and lower latency rates, our mobile 5G network will eventually unlock a number of new, exciting experiences for our customers.

AT&T on Wednesday announced three of the 12 USA markets that will be part of its initial rollout of mobile 5G service later this year. The company said it would announce more cities in the coming months.

AT&T has confirmed three of the 12 cities that will receive its standards-based, mobile 5G network by the end of 2018: Atlanta, Dallas and Waco, TX.

The upshot is that although AT&T's initial 5G service won't operate in quite the same way that most wireless customers are used to, it does give AT&T the ability to claim a 5G "first" in a highly competitive wireless market.

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"We're committed to learning how 5G technologies can help transform businesses".

To make this plan a reality, AT&T is opening a new 5G lab in Austin, where it will test the technology. The company didn't list specific areas of the Metroplex that would have access to the network.

The company says that the commercial rollout follows multi-city trials ... AT&T claims that the equipment being rolled out to its LTE network will enable a migration to 5G. The company will add more 5G capable mobile devices and smartphones in early 2019 and beyond.

AT&T will initially offer 5G using the 3GPP standards and mmWave spectrum, but as it's expanded, 5G will be integrated into other spectrum types as well. Eventually the technology will be deployed on additional spectrum bands. Speeds, said to be about 10 times faster than the current 4G or fourth generation networks, will also allow consumers to download movies in seconds.