Although it has been announced that the first 5G networks will start operating in 2019, AT & T has ahead of its competition and the North American operator has announced that by the end of this year will launch in several cities in the United States the first network 5G commercial in the world.
During the last few years several companies have tested the 5G network in some North American and European locations, however, these networks are not open to the public, so if AT & T plans are made it would be the first company in the world to launch this network for your customers.
The news is picked up by Fast Company, who mentions that it was the telecommunications company itself that announced its intention to deploy the 5G network by the end of 2018; however, another of the most important companies in the country such as Verizon could be do the same this year.
For its part, Sprint and T-Mobile have commented that their 5G networks will start working next year in the United States, while in other countries it will take more time to arrive.
It is important to mention that the 5G network will only be available in some areas of the United States, and it will expand throughout 2019, however, the company has not made clear which will be the first cities to have 5G coverage.
To enjoy this technology we must also have a compatible phone, which is expected for this year, and the first of them could be the new Galaxy S9, however, it is likely to be until 2019 when the first ones are presented. smartphones with this technology.
What happens with the 5G network in Mexico?
There is a high probability that Mexico is one of the first countries where AT & T deploys the 5G network, in fact the company has been working for some time to launch this network in the country, which will be focused on the Internet of Things and not only on the large connection speeds that mobile devices can reach.
On different occasions we have asked the company what is the next step in the evolution of its networks in Mexico, and they have always told us that the next technology that they will deploy in the country will be the 5G network, and even though there is no date Specific to this, it is likely that in early 2019 this network will start operating in some areas of the country.