AT&T rolls out 5G in Las Vegas for its business customers

The telecom carriers are nowadays in a race to launch 5G in as many markets as possible. Just a few days ago we reported T-Mobile launching its 5G network in select locations across 6 cities, and now AT&T, which has already been offering 5G Evolution (a better 4G?) service in many cities, has announced the launch of its 5G network in the “areas of Las Vegas. At the moment, only business customers of AT&T can use the service because they’re the only ones whom company sells its 5G devices. We still don’t know anything regarding when will those devices be made available to regular customers.

It’s also weird that nothing has been disclosed about those “areas” of Las Vegas where the service has gone live. T-Mobile had provided detailed map of the coverage, complete with information regarding network strength, but AT&T has done no such thing. The only thing we know with certainty is that with this latest launch the company is now offering the service in 20 cities.

AT&T 5G – Bandwidth

5G millimeter wave

Coming to the specifications of AT&T’s 5G network, it’s based on the same mmWave standard which has been pushed by Verizon. What this means is that you can have a huge improvement in download speeds, but you must be outdoors and in direct line-of-sight (i.e. in front of a tower) to get the maximum speed. If you can do that, you can enjoy spectacular download speeds. Otherwise, if you’re indoors, the improvement may not be too much. The concept is very similar to a Wi-Fi hotspot.

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It is certainly an exciting time for consumers and It will be interesting to see which cities will get it next as time goes by.

Source: AT&T

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