Such milestone is only a marketing opportunity until customers can actually buy 5G-enabled smartphones/other mobile devices, or can access networks with sufficient coverage. According to the official press release, there are now no less than 19 cities across the USA where AT&T is the only carrier that provides mobile 5G service to both businesses and consumers. It has already launched the Netgear Nighthawk 5G hotspot, even if that is not widely available yet.
AT&T claims it's the only carrier offering 5G to businesses and consumers in the 19 cities where it has launched. But before you get excited - no, AT&T still doesn't have a phone you can use on its 5G network.
Among these lucky few are Austin, Los Angeles, Nashville, Orlando, San Diego, San Francisco, and San Jose.
The first catch is that AT&T's 5G coverage isn't that impressive just yet, with connections tending to get spotty depending on where the user is. Three more 5G devices will be available "later this year". Thankfully, AT&T has one - the Netgear 5G hotspot. 5G E is simple a rebranding of AT&T LTE Advanced Pro network, which most recent smartphone could connect to. AT&T said at the time that its early 5G deployments would be small and limited, indicating that only some parts of the cities mentioned would be covered by the 5G mobile network, and that device availability would be limited.
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