AT&T launches 5G service in Phoenix

Technology | 6 Jan |

AT&T has launched its 5G+ service in parts of Phoenix, the company announced Friday.

“We are proud to introduce 5G+ to Phoenix,” said Toni M. Broberg, president of AT&T Arizona. “This next generation wireless network will be game-changing as we explore the many opportunities and experiences it will bring. This technology will advance businesses and their customers as they become increasingly mobile and more connected.” 

5G is not only about how fast phones can transfer data, but also about how quickly they can process and respond to data, called “lag time” or “latency.” 

AT&T has two types of 5G: 5G+, which launched in parts of Phoenix, is provided over high band spectrum and offers extra speed and capacity to serve high-traffic areas. In comparison, 5G is provided over low band spectrum and offers broader coverage. AT&T expects to offer 5G service to consumers nationwide in the first half of 2020.

Currently, business customers can access 5G+ using the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G and the NETGEAR Nighthawk 5G Hotspot Router. For more information, see AT&T’s blog post.

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