AT&T Completes Millimeter Wave Mobile 5G Browsing Session with a Commercial Mobile 5G Device

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NETGEAR Nighthawk 5G Mobile Hotspot

AT&T has successfully completed a millimeter wave mobile 5G browsing session with a  3GPP 5G NR standards-based device the NETGEAR Nighthawk® 5G Mobile Hotspot on a mobile 5G network earlier this week.

In September, AT&T had completed first wireless 5G data transfer over millimeter wave connecting to standards-based mobile test equipment in Waco, Texas.

According to the operator, this is the first standards-based mobile 5G device in the world able to access a live millimeter wave 5G network. This standards-based mobile 5G connection was supported by Ericsson equipment and NETGEAR’s device powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X50 5G modem.

The operator remains on track to introduce mobile 5G services in the U.S. on the NETGEAR Nighthawk® 5G Mobile Hotspot. AT&T plans to reach at least 12 cities this year, 19 cities in early 2019 and will announce additional markets individually as it makes mobile 5G network live locally. 

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