First in the U.S. to Mobile 5G – What’s Next? Defining AT&T’s Network Path in 2019 and Beyond

Plans for Nationwide 5G Evolution Coverage by Spring 2019,

Nationwide Mobile 5G Coverage by Early 2020

Potential 5G Uses Through Expanded Magic Leap Agreement

Covered Over 40% of FirstNet Coverage Targets

 Software-Control of Core AT&T Network Functions at 65%


AT&T* is the first U.S. carrier to introduce a standards-based, mobile 5G network and device. We’re the tip of the spear, driving the 3GPP standards body and leading the world on how 5G will be deployed.

“We delivered on one of the most ambitious goals in our industry by being the first in the U.S. with live commercial mobile 5G,” said Jeff McElfresh, president, AT&T Technology Operations. “2018 was a year of rapid R&D, testing and deployment as our people rolled out 5G within months of the final 3GPP standard being set—going from an 18 month cycle to same-year deployment. And now we’re going to begin making this 5G vision come to life further for businesses and consumers.”

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