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AT&T now provides 5G mobile coverage in no less than 19 US cities

AT&T brings 5G mobile connectivity to seven more cities, brings total to 19 in the US
AT&T brings 5G mobile connectivity to seven more US cities
With the addition of parts of Austin, Los Angeles, Nashville, Orlando, San Diego, San Francisco, and San Jose, AT&T is now the only US carrier to provide 5G mobile coverage in 19 cities in the US. Last month, AT&T became the first US carrier to surpass 1 Gigabit mobile speeds on a live 5G connection.

Although other carriers have already started to introduce 5G mobile connections in various areas of the US, AT&T is taking this matter very seriously and is planning to have "the best combination of mobile 5G – providing both the higher speeds available over mmWave spectrum and nationwide coverage available over “sub-6” spectrum" by early 2020.

However, until 2020 arrives, AT&T is moving on and continues to expand its existing 5G mobile coverage. Earlier this week, its mobile 5G service went live in parts of seven more cities: Austin, Los Angeles, Nashville, Orlando, San Diego, San Francisco, and San Jose. According to the official press release, there are now no less than 19 cities across the US where AT&T is the only carrier that provides mobile 5G service to both businesses and consumers.

In December 2018, AT&T became the first company in the US to deliver both a live mobile 5G network and a commercially available 5G device. Last month, the carrier also was the first to break the 1 Gigabit barrier on a live 5G mobile connection. By the end of the year, AT&T is planning to offer at least three 5G mobile devices and the first one should be the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G. Later this year, another 5G handset by Samsung will be added to AT&T's portfolio as well — most likely the 5G variant of the upcoming Galaxy Fold.

Are you one of AT&T's mobile 5G customers? What can you tell us about your experience with the service so far?

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Codrut Nistor, 2019-04-10 (Update: 2019-04-10)
Codrut Nistor
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Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.