AT&T Expands 5G Network to 90 New Markets
AT&T today launched 5G in 90 new cities and counties, nearly doubling the company's number of 5G markets. The launches are in sub-6 GHz bands, the same bands used for 4G, and therefore offering coverage similar to 4G. While sub-6 5G offers good coverage, it is not as fast as the mmWave 5G that AT&T offers as "5G+" in limited densely-populated areas. Today's launch includes Chicago, Seattle, Tacoma, New Orleans, Sacramento, Colorado Springs, Tampa, Pensacola, Sarasota, Fort Wayne, South Bend, Billings, Portsmouth, Lubbock, Waco, Wheeling, and Madison.
Jul 23, 2018
Qualcomm today announced new antennas that will bring mmWave and sub-6 GHz 5G to mobile devices such as smartphones. The QTM052 mmWave module and QPM5xx sub-6 GHz RF module are compact enough that they are suitable for phones.
Nov 22, 2019
AT&T is launching 5G for consumers in the coming weeks, and has detailed its launch plans for both sub-6 GHz (low-band) and mmWave launches in the coming year. The company promises "nationwide" 5G in the first half of 2020.
Jun 25, 2019
In a surprise move, T-Mobile is launching its first 5G phone and a limited 5G network ahead of schedule. The 5G network is currently only using mmWave spectrum (both 28 GHz and 39 GHz), which offers high speeds but limited coverage.
Feb 11, 2020
Samsung today announced its new flagship phones for 2020: the Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, and Galaxy S20 Ultra. In the US, all three models support 5G and are powered by Qualcomm's newest top-end Snapdragon 865 chipset paired with 12 GB of LPDDR5 RAM.