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Like 4G Before it, 5G is Being Hyped

  • 2/18/2019
  • Laura McDonald, Kevin DiLallo & Joe Schmidt

Just as it did with 4G, AT&T has once again jumped the gun and announced that it was deploying 5G (actually, they’re calling it 5G+) in 12 cities, while deploying so-called “5GE” in other cities, only to be challenged by its three major competitors, who claim that AT&T was merely re-branding a faster version of 4G as 5G and misleading the public about the technology.

As exciting as 5G news sounds, it requires some caveats.

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