AT&T plans to begin introducing mobile 5G to customers in a dozen cities this year, and has added Charlotte, Raleigh and Oklahoma City as the next three identified cities for buildout.
These cities will join previously announced cities of Dallas, Atlanta, and Waco. The company is launching with a mix of big and mid-sized cities.
“No company in the world is better at building networks than AT&T. It’s why we’re building America’s first mobile 5G network as well as FirstNet, the country’s nationwide public safety broadband platform dedicated to first responders,” said Melissa Arnoldi, president, AT&T Technology & Operations.
“We’re on track to launch the first mobile 5G services and deliver the first device to customers this year. 5G will be more than just a better network. Especially after our trial learnings with large enterprises, small-and-medium sized businesses and residential locations the past two years, we believe 5G will ultimately create a world of new economic opportunity, greater mobility, and smarter connectivity for individuals, businesses and society as a whole,” added Arnoldi.
Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles said, “Access to 5G technology can make a genuine difference in the lives of families and help assure that Charlotte continues to be such a great place to live, work and play.”
Raleigh mayor Nancy Mcfarland said, “Being on the forefront of technology, like AT&T’s mobile 5G, is a great for both residents and business.”
Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt said, “This 5G deployment in OKC will help our residents and businesses take advantage of future technologies and opportunities.”
Also, LTE-LAA launched for AT&T in parts of 8 new markets today – Austin, Dallas, Houston, Little Rock, San Antonio, San Jose, Tampa, and Tuscaloosa, Alabama, bringing us to a total of 15 markets. We previously launched LTE-LAA in parts of Boston, Chicago, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, McAllen, San Francisco, and Sacramento. With LTE-LAA, the network has peak theoretical wireless speeds reaching up to 1 gigabit per second on capable devices.