AUSTIN, Texas, April 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* today announced 5G Evolution plans to pave the way to the next generation of faster speeds for its wireless customers with the latest devices in over 20 major metro areas by the end of this year. We continue to lay the foundation for our evolution to 5G while the 5G standards are being finalized.
In select areas of Austin starting today, AT&T wireless customers with a Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8+ can access faster 5G Evolution internet speeds.
"Our 5G Evolution in Austin gives our customers a taste of the future," said David Christopher, chief marketing officer, AT&T Entertainment Group. "With 5G Evolution from AT&T you don't have to wait to experience endless entertainment possibilities on the next generation network when you have the latest devices."
Next up, Indianapolis. We're preparing to launch 5G Evolution there this summer. We'll announce timing for the additional metros in the months ahead. Some of the major metros in our plans include Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Nashville, San Francisco and others.
Our 5G Evolution offers infinite possibilities and allows you to take faster internet speeds with you on the go. In Austin, that means it offers twice the speeds of our 4G LTE network,1 and can be accessed by customers on almost all AT&T data plans with a Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8+ device. These faster speeds allow reduced gaming lag and less buffering when watching your favorite shows while on the go.
By the end of this year, we plan to offer numerous other devices that can take full advantage of our 5G Evolution experience.
Today we offer entertainment your way on the nation's best data network.2 And provide TV, Internet and wireless with reliability that exceeds 99%.3
Customers can expect to see their data speeds increase as we continue to invest in our wireless network by adding small cells and using advanced 5G Evolution achieved through upgrades like carrier aggregation, 4x4 MIMO, 256 QAM and more.
1 Claim based on AT&T standard 4G LTE v. 5G Evolution average download speeds. Avail. in select areas only. Req's capable device.
2 Claim based on the Nielsen Certified Data Network Score. Score includes data reported by wireless consumers in the Nielsen Mobile Insights survey, network measurements from Nielsen Mobile Performance and Nielsen Drive Test Benchmarks for Q3+Q4 2016 across 121 markets.
3 Wireless reliability based on third party data. DIRECTV signal reliability based on nationwide study of representative cities.
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