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Saturday, April 21, 2018

AT&T Launches 5G Evolution in 117 New Markets


AT&T announced on Friday that it has launched its 5G Evolution technology in 117 new markets.
Despite its name, 5G Evolution isn’t technically true 5G service. But as AT&T points out, the technology is basically laying out the foundation for actual 5G networks — which the telecom firm hopes to launch in 12 cities by the end of the year.
“These technologies serve as the runway to 5G by boosting the existing LTE network and priming it for the future of connectivity,” AT&T CTO Andre Fuetsch wrote in a blog post.
Basically, the 5G Evolution leverages AT&T’s upgraded infrastructure to bring faster speeds to other markets. That infrastructure will also be ready to support real 5G when the new standard is ready to be deployed.
And even though it’s not true 5G, AT&T’s 5G Evolution is still an upgrade over existing network technology. The pseudo-5G technology can support speeds up to two times faster than standard LTE — with theoretical peak speeds clocking in at 400 megabits per second, the company wrote.
Currently, AT&T has launched the technology in a total of 141 markets — it’s currently available in major metropolitan areas like Atlanta, Chicago, Memphis, Nashville and San Diego.
It plans to bump that up to over 500 markets by this year, including in Baltimore, Seattle, Las Vegas, New York City, Detroit, and Washington D.C.
The telecom giant also announced new markets for LTE-LAA, a faster type of LTE service that takes advantage of unlicensed spectrum. LTE-LAA, which supports theoretical peak speeds up to 1 gigabit per second, is now available in Boston, Sacramento and McAllen, Texas. Those three new markets will be part of 24 total that AT&T plans to roll out LTE-LAA in by the end of 2018.
True 5G networks are largely expected to revolutionize the way we compute, paving the way for advanced technologies like improved driverless car systems and artificial intelligence. Other telecom firms have announced their own plans to roll out 5G networks within the next couple of years.
You can view the complete list of markets that 5G Evolution is available in below.
Alabama
Anniston
Tuscaloosa
Alaska
Anchorage
Arkansas
Cleburne
Fayetteville
Fort Smith
Garland
Little Rock
Pine Bluff
California
Alpine
Chico
El Dorado
Fresno
Kings
Los Angeles
Madera
Modesto
Mono
Oxnard-Ventura
Sacramento
Salinas-Seaside-Monterey
San Diego
San Francisco
San Jose
Santa Cruz
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
Sierra
Stockton
Tehama
Vallejo-Fairfield-Napa
Visalia-Tulare-Porterville
Yuba City
Connecticut
Bridgeport
Hartford
Florida
Collier
Fort Pierce
Hardee
Melbourne
Miami
Orlando
Pensacola
Putnam
Sarasota
West Palm Beach
Georgia
Atlanta
Chattooga
Dawson
Hawaii
Hawaii
Illinois
Aurora
Chicago
Joliet
Indiana
Anderson
Bloomington
Evansville
Indianapolis
Kokomo
Miami
Muncie
Terre Haute
Warren
Kansas
Brown
Lawrence
Trego
Wichita
Kentucky
Lexington
Louisville
Madison
Mason
Trimble
Union
Louisiana
Alexandria
Baton Rouge
Beauregard
Claiborne
De Soto
Houma
Iberville
Lafayette
Lake Charles
Monroe
New Orleans
St. James
Plaquemines
West Feliciana
Massachusetts
Boston
Minnesota
Minneapolis
Mississippi
Benton
Claiborne
Leake
Jackson
Missouri
St. Joseph
Nevada
Reno
Storey
Ohio
Columbus
Oklahoma
Lawton
Oklahoma City
Seminole
Tulsa
Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh
Puerto Rico
Adjuntas
Aguadilla
Culebra
San Juan-Caguas
South Carolina
Columbia
Greenville
Tennessee
Hamblen
Knoxville
Maury
Memphis
Nashville
Texas
Abilene
Amarillo
Atascosa
Beaumont
Brownsville-Harlingen
Burleson
Chambers
Cherokee
Corpus Christi
Dallas
Edwards
El Paso
Galveston
Houston, TX
Killeen
Laredo
Longview-Marshall
Lubbock
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission
Midland
Newton
Odessa
Reeves
San Antonio
Sherman-Dension
Tyler
Victoria
Waco
Wilson
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