Sunday, July 5, 2020

AT&T Launches 5G in Puerto Rico, other markets

By on June 29, 2020

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(Screen capture of https://www.att.com)

SAN JUAN – AT&T has launched its 5G network in 28 new U.S. markets, and now covers more than 179 million people. AT&T now offers the next generation technology for cellular networks on certain unlimited wireless plans for consumers and businesses in 355 U.S. markets.

The technology requires a compatible device and plan for 5G and 5G+ connections.

In parts of some markets, AT&T has enabled dynamic spectrum sharing (DSS) technology, which the company explained “allows carriers to share the same channel between both 4G and 5G users simultaneously, based on demand, creating a seamless experience for customers,” and helping the company deploy 5G faster and more efficiently, while creating a more resilient network.

“DSS is an important steppingstone on our path to nationwide 5G,” Igal Elbaz, the senior vice president of wireless and access technology, said in the release. “We were the first U.S. carrier to deploy this technology in our network, and it’s now playing an important role as we work toward a nationwide 5G footprint this summer.”

The latest AT&T 5G markets available this week include:

Arkansas

1.  Ouachita County

Florida

1.  Melbourne
2.  Miami
3.  Orlando
4.  West Palm Beach

Hawaii

1.  Maui County

Idaho

1.  Idaho County

Illinois

1.  Alton-Granite City

Michigan

1.  Jackson

Missouri

1.  Columbia

Minnesota

1.  Chippewa County

North Dakota/Minnesota

1.  Fargo-Moorhead

Oregon

1.  Eugene-Springfield

Pennsylvania

1.  Crawford County

Puerto Rico

1.  Aguadilla
2.  Aibonito Municipality
3.  Arecibo
4.  Mayaguez
5.  Ponce
6.  Rincon Municipality
7.  San Juan

Tennessee

1.  Lake County

Texas

1.  Austin
2.  Dallas
3.  Navarro County
4.  Victoria
5.  Wilson County

Utah

1.  Salt Lake City

AT&T says its “solutions serve nearly 3 million global businesses – nearly all of the Fortune 1000.”