AT&T has declared that the carrier will unveil the US’ first 5G mobile network tomorrow that is December 21, in 12 cities. The company is looking forward to increase the network to an extra seven cities in the initial six months of the next year. The mmWave high-band spectrum-based service is the first 5G network to follow the new 3GPP NR criteria.
Tomorrow, the company will also roll out its 5G mobile hotspot device, the sole device that works with the network for now, to shortlist consumers and businesses for free for three months. The device is likely to be launched for the general availability in the spring, for $499, and there will be an extra charge of $70 for 30-days long15GB data plan.
With this launch, AT&T will become one of the most powerful players in the US race to mobile 5G. The company has been eying this goal for long. The carrier will leave Sprint and Verizon behind, as both are plan to introduce mobile 5G networks in some limited markets only that too next year. Whereas, T-Mobile is looking forward to roll out its countrywide 5G network in the US in the year after next.
By rolling out the 5G service before other competitors, AT&T’s can easily grab early adopters. AT&T’s network is going to be live and will run real-world connections for some months before its first set of 5G smartphones will enter the US market in the first part of 2019. Once those smartphones will hit the market, there are high chances that the AT&T’s network will grab all the attention, due to its availability in 19 US markets. It will reach a wider audience and span a broader area for mmWave 5G as compared to the other carriers operating in the industry. With the upcoming releases and roll outs, AT&T is going to get an upper hand in capturing the consumers in the US, who have been looking forward to experience 5G for some time now.
The mobile 5G network’s launch will mark a pivotal step in attracting audiences toward the novel and cutting-edge technologies. The 5G network will revolutionize the connected world, owing to its ability to transfer data about 10 times quicker than the existing 4G transmission.
The highly advanced technology will completely transform the tech industry. It can connect and support various IoT-connected devices. This technology can optimize AR and VR experiences, and will make way for quicker and more reliable mobile video.