AT&T technically launched 5G service in New York City today, but as with its other 5G markets, only business customers and developers will be able to access it. The carrier is selling Samsung’s Galaxy S10 5G for those who want to utilize its millimeter wave-based 5G data speeds. AT&T is calling the launch a “limited introduction” and a “first step” for now, but it boasts that this is the 21st city where the company has launched its network. Despite technically being the first US provider to launch its 5G network last year, AT&T is lagging behind Verizon when it comes to offering a 5G service that regular people can sign up for. Verizon’s 5G network is now available in a total of nine cities, and the company plans to expand to over 30 by the end of the year. However, even Verizon’s network is having difficulties reaching people, thanks to its reliance on the short-range mmWave technology, which means that you can only connect to its … [Read more...] about AT&T’s 5G network comes to NYC, but not for regular customers
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T-Mobile is the fourth and final major US carrier to turn on its 5G network and today, with the help of a Galaxy S10 5G phone provided by Samsung, I'll become one of the first people to try it out. I've just run the first test and guess what -- it's really fast. Today I'm running dozens of speed tests using the Speedtest.net benchmarking app, and downloading apps, movies and TV shows. The goal is to do all of the above on the Galaxy S10 5G and a 4G Galaxy S10 Plus, which will really show the difference between 4G and 5G speeds. I'm starting my four-hour field test in Manhattan's Tompkins Square Park before traveling to other parts of the city to see how 5G fares. Here's a first impression: On the corner of 1st Ave and East 7th, T-Mobile's 5G, at 462 Mbps is more than five times faster than 4G LTE for a download. A little later, in Soho, the speed edged up to 491 Mbps and then 525 Mbps. When I downloaded the movie Wine Country (555MB) from Netflix in Soho, it took roughly 40 … [Read more...] about This is how fast T-Mobile’s 5G network is now
The days of buffering and disconnected video chats will soon be behind us – 5G is coming to the UK. The next stage in mobile technology is set to do away with all the issues of 4G signal, in turn revolutionising our lives. From powering businesses, improving our homes and spearheading advances such as driverless cars. And tech companies are already getting up to 5G speed. Earlier this month, Samsung released its first ever 5G phone, the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G, for sale in South Korea, marking the start of 5G smartphones. But what is 5G and why does it have the capacity to change so much? What is 5G technology? 5G technology is the next generation in mobile networks. Like 3G and 4G before it, 5G is expected to be better and more powerful than what we’re used to. The new technology will use higher frequencies than the likes of 4G, offering more speed and higher bandwidth. If all goes well, 5G could potentially spell the end of Wi-Fi, particularly in public places, as the … [Read more...] about What is 5G? When is it coming to the UK? Everything you need to know
A new generation of mobile and wireless technology is just around the corner. New 5G technology, a major upgrade on current 4G data connections, is set to arrive in the coming months and could launch on network services used by tens of millions of British consumers. But the race to 5G has many concerned that the technology has been over-hyped, at least in its early form. It has led to legal battles and disputes, smartphone makers rushing to launch new handsets and even global security concerns over the equipment used to run the technology. According to those in the smartphone industry, 5G technology, in some form, is likely to arrive this year. “There has been a major acceleration in one year,” says Enrico Salvatori, president of 5G at Qualcomm, a company making 5G microchips for smartphones. But what exactly is 5G and how will it be different from the current network. For those who struggle to get a 3G signal in their local area, will it actually make any difference? … [Read more...] about What is 5G and how it will change your life?
5G is one of those buzzwords that you’ve probably heard a lot about recently and certainly will hear more of in 2019 and beyond. But that doesn’t mean everyone has a clear understanding of what 5G actually is. Even those more familiar with the topic of 5G might not have a full understanding of how 5G works. Here we will look to address those aspects in a clear and easy to digest way. Starting off with one of the more important questions. When is 5G coming? Technically, 5G is here now. You can’t see it, feel it, or use it but companies have been hard at work over the past few years preparing the market (at least in the US) for 5G. That's not to say you can connect to a 5G network today, as you can’t and irrespective of what your AT&T phone might be telling you. This is mostly due to the lack of current 5G-ready devices on the market. 5G at the consumer level primarily comes down to two parts - a network and a device. The big-name carriers in the US have been … [Read more...] about What is 5G?