There are devices now with specs suitable for 5G connectivity. In this race in the industry, to provide the best services before anyone else, the carrier AT&T hopes to be the first to provide a 5G enabled device. It announced specs of upcoming 5G devices saying it will be available in 12 cities in the initial stages. According to a report, this launch will take place in late 2018. It is still not clear which devices will be the first to adopt the faster connectivity service. However, the news of the arrival of 5G services has encouraged the manufacturing and production of hardware need for it.
AT&T would Launch 5G in 12 Cities
5G will probably provide higher internet speeds and very low response times as compared to 4G LTE. It is also expected to support the use of autonomous cars. AT&T did not really reveal the 12 cities where there will be 5G coverage, and not even the range of the network is announced. However, this high-speed 5G service only works on 5G enabled devices.
The time period decided by the company sits somewhere in the late 2018s. Another carrier Verizon communications incorporated is also launching similar services in three to five said months. Analysts are saying that 5G services are a huge opportunity for the carriers to go over the broadband connection. Besides both of them, another carrier T-mobile plans to provide 5G services by the year 2020.
Introduction of this new service will be an important movement towards a true to life experience. Now we will be able to stream 4K videos on our phones via mobile network and not only by wifi. Streaming VR videos with this connection will provide a much richer experience.
Mr Andre Fuetsch, the president of AT&T Labs and chief technology officer, said in an interview,“Any implementation we do here will start off very controlled.”.