AT&T Will Start Its Mobile 5G Network In The US On December 21
2018 has not yet come to a close and the 5G race is already on! Despite 4G not strengthening its roots in most of the countries, many smartphone manufacturers and telecom companies are jumping on to the next big thing in connectivity. AT&T, one of America’s leading telecom operators, is starting its 5G mobile network this week and this marks the start of a new era.
The service will start on the 21st of December and the 5G network will be made public in 12 cities across the US. These include a ‘first batch’ of cities which are Atlanta, Charlotte, Raleigh, Dallas, Houston, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Louisville, Oklahoma City, New Orleans, San Antonio and Waco, Texas. The first batch title indicates that the rollout will spread to more cities soon. Additionally, AT&T has announced that it will have two Samsung 5G phones next as well, with the first one launching in the early parts of 2019. The company also has offers lined up for early adopters of the latest technology. They are offering free hotspot and data for select consumers and users for at least 90 days.
5G connectivity will not just limit itself to phones. It will result in opportunities such as self-driving cars, better gaming and a potential replacement to home broadband. However, it is more important for companies to develop proper infrastructure for the same. The presence of 5G infrastructure and 5G capable phones will propel the technology forward.
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At the same time, the chances of getting 5G in India soon look very slim. Despite the world moving forward, we still struggle to get proper 4G coverage in most cities of India. Being one of the world’s largest smartphone markets, it is high time that India catches up with the pace at which the rest of the world is moving forward.