AT&T goes big with another 28 new 5G markets

The following press release is attributable to AT&T:

AT&T 5G Launches in 28 New Markets, Including the First with Dynamic Spectrum Sharing (DSS) Technology

Consumers in new 5G markets among the first to experience the value of AT&T’s dynamic spectrum sharing (DSS) technology in launch of 5G, building on the nation’s best and also fastest wireless network.

AT&T’s* 5G network is now live for consumers in 28 additional markets across the country and covers 179 million people. With today’s launch, AT&T now offers access to 5G on its best unlimited wireless plans for consumers and businesses in a total of 355 markets in the U.S.2

In parts of some markets, AT&T has enabled dynamic spectrum sharing (DSS) technology which allows carriers to share the same channel between both 4G and 5G users simultaneously, based on demand, creating a seamless experience for customers.  Through DSS, AT&T can deploy 5G faster and more efficiently to help more customers take advantage of 5G technology, sooner. This technology helps create an intelligent and robust network for customers.

“DSS is an important steppingstone on our path to nationwide 5G,” said Igal Elbaz, SVP of wireless and access technology. “We were the first U.S. carrier to deploy this technology in our network, and it’s now playing an important role as we work toward a nationwide 5G footprint this summer.”

The latest 5G markets available this week include:

  • Arkansas: Ouachita County
  • Florida: Melbourne, Miami, Orlando, West Palm Beach
  • Hawaii: Maui County
  • Idaho: Idaho County
  • Illinois: Alton-Granite City
  • Michigan:  Jackson
  • Missouri:  Columbia
  • Minnesota: Chippewa County
  • North Dakota/Minnesota:  Fargo-Moorhead
  • Oregon: Eugene-Springfield
  • Pennsylvania: Crawford County
  • Puerto Rico: Aguadilla, Aibonito Municipality, Arecibo, Mayaguez, Ponce, Rincon Municipality, San Juan
  • Tennessee: Lake County
  • Texas: Austin, Dallas, Navarro County, Victoria, Wilson County
  • Utah: Salt Lake City

What is DSS (Dynamic Spectrum Sharing)?

DSS allows both 5G and 4G/LTE to share the same frequencies making it easier for the company to deliver fast 5G to more cities more quickly. This new technology has been a big part of AT&T’s plans for months and it’s allowed the rapid expansion of 5G throughout the month.

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