After months of talking about its 5G rollout plans, AT&T is finally close to making those plans a reality. As part of a conference call to discuss its latest earnings report, the carrier said its mobile 5G network would go live in parts of the promised 12 cities “within the next few weeks.” Provided the company isn’t being generous with its definition of “few,” that suggests service will go live sometime in November. It had promised service by the end of 2018, but it sounds like the company isn’t quite waiting until the last minute.
Again, most of the initial cities are in the southern US, such as Atlanta, Houston, New Orleans, Oklahoma City and AT&T’s home turf of Dallas. Seven more cities are coming by early 2019, including Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Orlando.