After confirming last month that it plans to launch mobile 5G in 2018, AT&T today teased the first cities that'll get its 5G coverage.
AT&T says that it'll launch mobile 5G in parts of Dallas, Texas; Atlanta, Georgia; and Waco, Texas. That's just three of the 12 cities that'll get mobile 5G this year, and AT&T says it'll reveal more of the lucky cities in the coming months.
The initial 5G rollout will be based on 3GPP standards and will utilize millimeter wave (mmWave) spectrum. AT&T plans to deploy 5G coverage on additional spectrum bands as well.
When it comes to the devices that you'll use to access that mobile 5G network, AT&T has said that the first hardware that it'll offer will be "pucks" that are like mobile hotspots. AT&T plans to launch 5G-enabled smartphones and other devices "in early 2019 and beyond."
While mobile 5G is going to be limited at first when it comes to coverage and device availability, it's still exciting to see that the first 5G network is close to rolling out. Mobile 5G has the potential to bring some interesting uses, and for those that just want raw speed, 5G will offer that as well.