AT&T is the first in the U.S. to launch of a commercial standard-based mobile 5G hotspot device
AT&T is the first in the U.S. to announce the launch of a commercial standard-based mobile 5G network on 21st December 2018. 5G hotspots will be deployed in the dense urban areas of 12 cities : Atlanta, Charlotte, N.C., Dallas, Houston, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, Fla., Louisville, Ky., Oklahoma City, New Orleans, Raleigh, N.C., San Antonio and Waco, Texas.
The service will extend in parts of 7 other cities in 2019: Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Nashville, Orlando, San Diego, San Francisco and San Jose, Calif.
The NETGEAR Nighthawk 5G Mobile Hotspot device will run on AT&T’s 5G+ network over mmWave spectrum. Customers outside of 5G+ network coverage will be able to use the device to access the best performing network in the country as well as AT&T’s 5G Evolution networks (equipped with 256 QAM, 4×4 MIMO, and Multiple LTE Carrier Aggregation) available in 385 markets.
The Nighthawk hotspot device will be available to customers for $499 upfront and a monthly $70 payment for 15GB of data. This device requires an AT&T data plan compatible with 5G.