AT&T Set to Launch 5G

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AT&T, the telecoms giant, revealed its plans to roll out 5G in the United States this year.

The said move would make it the first operator from across the pond to launch the mobile 5G and follows the finalisation of international wireless standards in December.

AT&T said that 5G would finally become a reality for businesses and consumers in 12 locations by late this year.

Advancing ahead with ultrafast mobile technology in the United States is likely to frustrate some onlookers in the United Kingdom, frustrated by a legal challenge that could kick the 5G roll-out of Britain into the next decade.

Last month, Three mobile said that it would challenge a High Court ruling, which sided with Ofcom, the UK mobile regulator, on the way that it auctioned off the mobile spectrum to operators.

The said move was criticised by regulators, rivals, and sector experts. Ofcom said that the challenge of Three was “not in the interests of the UK.” Some experts said that the plans of Britain to be a 5G early adopter would be affected.

Three says that planned caps on major players including Vodafone and the BT-owned EE in upcoming spectrum auctions do not go far enough and it insists that its actions will not hold the 5G adoption in Britain.

Melissa Arnold, the AT&T technology, and operations president, stated: “5G will change the way we live, work and enjoy entertainment.

“We’re moving quickly to begin deploying mobile 5G this year and start unlocking the future of connectivity for consumers and businesses. With faster speeds and ultra-low latency [delays in delivering data], 5G will ultimately deliver and enhance experiences like virtual reality, future driverless cars, immersive 4K video and more.”