AT&T brings low-band 5G service to 28 additional US markets

published 30.06.2020 12:24

by Shawn Knight from techspot.com

In brief: ATT launched its low-band 5G wireless service in 28 additional US markets this week, pushing the total number of markets served to 355.

With the additional markets, some form of ATT’s 5G service now covers 179 million consumers and businesses across the country.

Worth highlighting is the fact that we are talking about ATT’s low-band 5G wireless service which differs greatly from the ultra-fast high-band network that utilizes millimeter wave tech, or what most people typically think of when hearing the term “5G.”

In testing ATT’s 850MHz 5G service several months back, Opensignal obtained an average download speed of just 59.3 Mbps which isn’t much faster than 4G LTE.

ATT said it has seen peak download speeds of over 2 Gbps with its 5G+ mmWave service.