Carrier announces it plans to be the first in the U.S. with 5G this year.
After years of development and hype about 5G potential, 2018 is likely going to be the year in which 5G wireless is officially deployed in the U.S And AT&T is predicting that it will be the first U.S. carrier to do so.
AT&T announced on Jan. 4 that it expects to deploy 5G in at least 12 cities across the U.S. by the end of 2018.
“5G will change the way we live, work and enjoy entertainment,” Melissa Arnoldi, president, AT&T Technology and Operations, said in a statement. “We’re moving quickly to begin deploying mobile 5G this year and start unlocking the future of connectivity for consumers and businesses.”
“With faster speeds and ultra-low latency, 5G will ultimately deliver and enhance experiences like virtual reality, future driverless cars, immersive 4K video and more,” Arnoldi added.