About a year ago, AT&T was able to achieve nationwide coverage by investing in 5G technology. In doing so, the company was able to accelerate deployment to bring 5G on top of the already available LTE to a wider range of customers.
Now the company has announced that it’s proud to cover more than 250 million users across the country — a goal that was meant to be achieved 6 months from now.
Fulfilling their March commitment, AT&T will be rolling out its AT&T 5G+ service in more locations including stadiums, airports, and cities. Currently, there are 38 cities that have access to their network’s 5G technology. AT&T’s goal is to increase this to 40 cities and 40 venues by the end of 2021.
Additionally, AT&T has also completed the first-ever successful C-band field test call. AT&T recently acquired 80MHz of the C-band spectrum which they have been working on since.
The successful C-band calls signify the first 5G connection using this spectrum. The company’s current plan for C-band is to cover 70-75 million by the end of 2022 and 200 million by 2023.