AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) extended the 5G coverage to the ordinary and business users across the US. It’s recently expanded its 5G coverage to markets such as Minneapolis, Minnesota; Jacksonville, Florida; Little Rock, Arkansas; and Houston, Texas.
DSS rollout in northern Texas
AT&T initially deployed it’s DSS (Dynamic Spectrum Sharing Technology) in northern Texas. In December 2019, the company introduced a low band version of 5G on the refarmed 4G spectrum. It helps to extend the coverage beyond the mmWave range. The DSS technology allows the sharing of a block of spectrum with other network technologies. In this, the channels can be shared simultaneously between 4G and 5G users.
Igal Elbaz, SVP (Wireless Technology), said DSS is part of its intelligent network. It will play an important role in the wide-scale adoption of 5G. According to AT&T, DSS technology seamlessly works with many vendors to create a robust and intelligent network for its customers.
Introduces 5G In additional markets
AT&T unveiled its latest technology – 5G in 28 additional regions extending the coverage to 179 million people in the US. Embracing DSS, the company yearns to provide improved experiences for the businesses that can engage the customers in several innovative ways.
5G access to unlimited wireless plans
AT&T will provide 5G access to ordinary consumers, who choose unlimited starter wireless plans, and businesses that employ starter and unlimited web-only plans. The users can enjoy a blend of finest speeds and coverage with the launch of 5G in mmWave and sub-6 spectrum bands.
5G capable devices
The customers of AT&T need to select 5G compatible handsets to enjoy high-speed network coverage and speed. Those having Samsung Galaxy S20+ can activate 5G service on August 21, 2020, to enjoy cricket. Other 5G compatible handsets in the market include LG V60 ThinQ 5G, Samsung Galaxy S20 series, Samsung Galaxy Note10+ 5G, and LG VELVET 5G.
The wireless network of AT&T provides coverage to over 99% of the citizens in the US. AT&T has the largest fiber network in the US. In North America, it connects several IoT devices compared to other service providers. The company invested over $135 billion in the past 5-years in the wireline and wireless networks.