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January 9, 2019

5G wireless claims, but no real network

  • Phones capable of connecting to 5G aren't coming for months, and there won't be a national 5G network until 2020 or 2021.
  • By MAE ANDERSON
    AP Technology Writer

    NEW YORK — 5G E? 5G Plus? 5G Ultrawideband? Will the real 5G please stand up?

    AT&T has drawn ridicule by relabeling the network used by some of its phones as “5G E” to signal that the next-generation wireless network is here. Problem is, phones capable of connecting to 5G aren't coming for another few months, and a national 5G network won't be deployed until 2020 or 2021.


     
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