Tag: AT&T

AT&T expects 5G plans to use broadband-like speed tiers by 2022

Unlike competitors Verizon and T-Mobile, AT&T hasn’t been shy about pushing the pricing envelope for 5G services, and the company is already anticipating a new pricing model over the next few years. During a Q1 2019 earnings call today, AT&T executives offered precious little insight into their 5G plans, except to predict that 5G services […]

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Sprint’s 5G E lawsuit tarred AT&T, but didn’t help consumers

In recent years, bad behavior has increasingly gone unpunished, so it probably won’t shock anyone that wireless carrier Sprint has given up its fight with AT&T over “5G Evolution” — an allegedly deceptive mismarketing of late-stage 4G service as “5G E.” The branding infuriated competitors and allegedly confused prospective customers, but after a settlement with […]

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A Game of Thrones Magic Leap hands-on — Winter is coming to AR

Experimental technology has become a part of the marketing campaign for the final season of A Game of Thrones. I checked out the Magic Leap One augmented reality and HTC Vive Focus virtual reality installations for A Game of Thrones at the AT&T store on Powell Street in San Francisco. I tried out Magic Leap’s […]

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AT&T expands 5G+ network to California, Austin, Nashville, and Orlando

AT&T has just expanded the footprint of its bona-fide 5G network, known as 5G+, to seven additional cities. The new 5G spots include some of California’s most populous areas — Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, and San Jose — plus the tourist destination Orlando, Florida, the city of Nashville, Tennessee, and Austin, Texas. This […]

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From U.S. to South Korea, early mobile 5G is only inconsistently fast

It may be only a day — or three, or 105 — into the mobile 5G experience, but there’s already a consensus between early U.S. and South Korean 5G smartphone adopters: When 5G works, it’s mighty fast, but users shouldn’t actually expect it to work consistently quite yet. On a positive note, testers in both […]

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South Korea rushes 5G launch to beat Verizon, claims first subscribers

Although Verizon appeared yesterday to have beaten three South Korean cellular carriers in the race to commercialize mobile 5G, last-minute maneuvering in two time zones means it could come down to a photo finish. In a late night press release, SK Telecom says it activated 5G service for six Korean celebrities at 11 p.m. Wednesday […]

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AT&T: Our 5G network is ready for 2880×1600 VR and 5ms latency games

AT&T’s 5G network may have launched last year, but as of now, all it’s offering potential customers is a chunky 5G hotspot — a situation it’s rapidly preparing to change. In partnership with 5G networking device maker Ericsson, AT&T announced today that it has developed new 5G and edge streaming solutions for virtual reality and games […]

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AT&T’s CEO Claims HBO Will Get Viewer Data From Apple TV Channels

At its ‘Show Time’ event on Monday, Apple announced a new Channels feature for its TV app. The feature allows one to directly subscribe to third-party streaming services from within the TV app directly. Since Apple always takes a privacy-focused approach, it was believed that the company would not be sharing any kind of data […]

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New Study Shows AT&T’s ‘5G E’ Isn’t All That Great Compared to What Other Carriers Offer

AT&T officially welcomed what it calls “5G Evolution”, which is showcased with a “5G E” label on some smartphones, not too long ago. And it immediately led many to call out nonsense. The big blue wireless network describes 5G E as “our first step on the road to 5G. We’re starting by enabling faster speeds […]

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Opensignal: AT&T’s 5G E falls short of T-Mobile and Verizon 4G speeds

AT&T’s “5G Evolution” cellular service isn’t just controversial and arguably misleading, it’s also slower than the 4G speeds offered by rivals T-Mobile and Verizon, according to a new report today from OpenSignal. Over a one-month period spanning January 28 through February 26, OpenSignal compared the average performance of “5G E capable” phones and “all others” […]

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