AT&T eyes '5G Evolution' services for 20 metros within 2017

Staff writer
02 May 2017
Daily News

AT&T intends to provide services dubbed ‘5G Evolution’ for its wireless customers with the latest devices in at least 20 major metro areas in the United States by the end of this year.

In select areas of Austin starting today, AT&T wireless customers with a Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8+ can access faster 5G Evolution internet speeds.

“Our 5G Evolution in Austin gives our customers a taste of the future,” said David Christopher, CMO of AT&T Entertainment Group. “With 5G Evolution from AT&T you don’t have to wait to experience endless entertainment possibilities on the next generation network when you have the latest devices.”

Next is Indianapolis, where AT&T is preparing to launch 5G Evolution this summer.

“We’ll announce timing for the additional metros in the months ahead. Said Christopher. “Some of the major metros in our plans include Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Nashville, San Francisco and others.

He said 5G Evolution offers “infinite possibilities” and allows customers to take faster internet speeds with them on the go.

“In Austin, that means it offers twice the speeds of our 4G LTE network, and can be accessed by customers on almost all AT&T data plans with a Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8+ device,” he said. “These faster speeds allow reduced gaming lag and less buffering when watching your favorite shows while on the go.”

By the end of this year, AT&T plans to offer numerous other devices that can take full advantage of the 5G Evolution experience.

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