AT&T 5G network first in the US to surpass 2 Gigabit wireless speeds
Via AT&T News Room
Apr 27, 2019
By: Gordon Mansfield, VP Converged Access and Device Technology
Pushing limits is exactly what a 5G world is all about. Today, another mobile 5G speed milestone was achieved when we hit peak speeds surpassing 2 gigabits per second on our live, commercial 5G network in Atlanta using the NETGEAR® Nighthawk 5G Mobile Hotspot. We’re the first carrier in the U.S. to reach this speed, and just like last month’s record smashing through the 1 gigabit mark, this also was outside the lab in the real world.
Sustained speeds like this would be equivalent to downloading a 2-hour HD movie in 10 seconds –blazing fast in any environment. Of course, reaching 5G’s ultimate potential is a journey and these milestones represent just part of the exciting moments in building a 5G world. It started commercially with our 2018 launch as the first carrier to make mobile 5G a reality in the U.S. and we continue leading the race in revolutionizing how we live, work and play.
We’re all about finding ways to unleash the full potential of 5G, including celebrating the exciting milestones along the journey.
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