AT&T grows its gigabit LTE-based 5G Evolution

Susan Rambo | April 22, 2018

AT&T grows its gigabit LTE-based 5G Evolution
AT&T announced on Friday that its gigabit LTE-based 5G Evolution is now in 117 additional markets, putting the LTE-based 5G Evolution in a total of 141 markets in the U.S. The carrier also announced that its LTE-AA — LTE-Licensed Assisted Access — market count now totals seven markets, after adding three. AT&T says it will roll the 5G Evolution out to 500 markets later this year. The configuration “can deliver theoretical peak speeds for capable devices of up to 400 megabits per second,” said AT&T in a press release. Later this year, the company will put AT&T standards-based mobile 5G in Waco, Atlanta, and Dallas. Those cities have the gigabit LTE-based 5G Evolution in place now.

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