DALLAS, Oct. 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* today announced we're making the nation's best network -- according to America's biggest test1 -- even better.
We are naming the next 99 new 5G Evolution markets. This brings, our total number of markets with these technologies to 239 and we plan to offer 5G Evolution in over 400 markets by year's end. In the first half of 2019 we plan to offer nationwide coverage, making 5G Evolution available to over 200 million people.
We've also extended availability of our LTE-LAA technology to now offer a better wireless experience through LTE-LAA wireless technology in parts of 20 cities, coming to at least 24 cities this year. With LTE-LAA, the network technologies have a peak theoretical wireless speed for capable devices of 1 gigabit per second.2
Check out this blog from Kevin Petersen, senior vice president of device and network experiences, to learn where 5G Evolution and LTE-LAA technologies are available, a list of capable devices and more about how these technologies continue to lay the foundation for mobile 5G.
1 Based on GWS OneScore Sept. 2018. Excludes crowd source studies.
2 Actual speeds are lower and will vary. See http://about.att.com/sites/broadband/performance for more information on wireless speeds.
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