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AT&T 5G goes live this week
 

 
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The era of 5G mobile networks is quickly approaching, and while there isn't any smartphone out yet sporting the new network connectivity, AT&T says that "select" early adopters will soon be able to jump on AT&T's mobile 5G mmWave service with a mobile hotspot. AT&T's 5G service kicks in on December 21 in some cities, which AT&T says makes it "the first and only company in the US to offer a mobile 5G device over a commercial, standards-based mobile 5G network."

The hotspot hardware is a "Netgear Nighthawk 5G Mobile Hotspot," which Netgear is calling the "first standards-based mobile 5G device in the world." Netgear's 5G hotspot comes in at a pricey $499 and sounds ridiculously overbuilt. Despite being a mobile router/modem that has very little to do computationally, the Nighthawk is packing one of the newest, fastest SoC's on Earth, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC.

This is something we're expecting to see inside all the high-end Android smartphones of 2019, so packing it into a modem that won't run any apps or games seems a little extreme. As a "5G" mmWave device, the Nighthawk 5G comes with Qualcomm's X50 mmWave modem, and, since this modem was developed alongside the Snapdragon 855, it seems like, if you want a mmWave modem right now, you also need Qualcomm's highest-end SoC. That leads to this very overpowered hotspot.

Further Reading
Don’t buy a 5G smartphone—at least, not for a while
This is all using Qualcomm's first-generation 5G hardware, which makes it significantly bigger than the more mature 4G hardware that Qualcomm has been refining for years. We don't have any official specs or size measurements, but the Nighthawk 5G hotspot definitely looks huge—it's a big, bulky black box with a tiny screen in the center. The touchscreen gives you access to a basic OS for things like setting up Wi-Fi, viewing data limits, and reading messages.

As for the network, AT&T is annoyingly muddying the waters with its 5G branding. It's going to start calling its existing 4G LTE network "5G E" where the "E" stands for "evolution." Its real 5G network, the mmWave one, will be called "5G+," referencing the higher frequency of a mmWave network.

If you need a quick mmWave refresher: the current LTE spectrum is pretty packed, so mmWave moves to a higher frequency, which means faster speeds and lower latency. MmWave comes with significantly limiting trade-offs, though, like worse penetration, smaller range, and more susceptibility to weather when compared to LTE. A mmWave signal can be blocked by your hand, a tree, a building, and even rain or fog. The industry's solutions to mmWave's problems are more towers everywhere and significantly more complicated devices with tons of antennas. There's even talk of limiting 5G networks to only cities. LTE is not going away any time soon.

AT&T's December 21 5G launch isn't quite open to the public but will instead be offered to a select group of early adopters. The company says that, "starting next spring," normal customers will be able to buy the Nighthawk 5G for $500 along with a 5G data plan, which will run 15GB of data for $70 a month. On one hand, this is more than the $50 plan AT&T currently offers for an LTE mobile hotspot, but the $50 plan is only for 10GB. If you're going by price per GB, the 5G plan works out to $4.67 per GB, while 4G is $5 per GB.

You will, of course, need to be on the very small list of cities where AT&T's mmWave currently works. The company says its mmWave network is live today in "parts of" 12 cities:

Atlanta, GA
Charlotte, NC
Dallas, TX
Houston, TX
Indianapolis, IN
Jacksonville, FL
Louisville, KY
Oklahoma City, OK
New Orleans, LA
Raleigh, NC
San Antonio, TX
Waco, TX

And in the first half of 2019, AT&T says "parts of" these cities will get mmWave:

Las Vegas, NV
Los Angeles, CA
Nashville, TN
Orlando, FL
San Diego, CA
San Francisco, CA
San Jose, CA

If you're outside the very small 5G coverage area, the good news is that the Nighthawk 5G also receives LTE. AT&T also doesn't mention how fast your faster mobile Internet will actually be.

Cliff Huxtable:

- Netgear's 5G hotspot comes in at a pricey $499

- It's going to start calling its existing 4G LTE network "5G E" where the "E" stands for "evolution."

- Its real 5G network, the mmWave one, will be called "5G+,"

- AT&T's December 21 5G launch isn't quite open to the public but will instead be offered to a select group of early adopters.

- The company says that, "starting next spring," normal customers will be able to buy the Nighthawk 5G for $500 along with a 5G data plan, which will run 15GB of data for $70 a month.


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No NEW YORK, No care!

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 4 months ago '13        #2
eazy253 212 heat pts212
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How dare they leave Seattle out.
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 4 months ago '05        #3
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 Flatbush85 said

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The era of 5G mobile networks is quickly approaching, and while there isn't any smartphone out yet sporting the new network connectivity, AT&T says that "select" early adopters will soon be able to jump on AT&T's mobile 5G mmWave service with a mobile hotspot. AT&T's 5G service kicks in on December 21 in some cities, which AT&T says makes it "the first and only company in the US to offer a mobile 5G device over a commercial, standards-based mobile 5G network."

The hotspot hardware is a "Netgear Nighthawk 5G Mobile Hotspot," which Netgear is calling the "first standards-based mobile 5G device in the world." Netgear's 5G hotspot comes in at a pricey $499 and sounds ridiculously overbuilt. Despite being a mobile router/modem that has very little to do computationally, the Nighthawk is packing one of the newest, fastest SoC's on Earth, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC.

This is something we're expecting to see inside all the high-end Android smartphones of 2019, so packing it into a modem that won't run any apps or games seems a little extreme. As a "5G" mmWave device, the Nighthawk 5G comes with Qualcomm's X50 mmWave modem, and, since this modem was developed alongside the Snapdragon 855, it seems like, if you want a mmWave modem right now, you also need Qualcomm's highest-end SoC. That leads to this very overpowered hotspot.

Further Reading
Don’t buy a 5G smartphone—at least, not for a while
This is all using Qualcomm's first-generation 5G hardware, which makes it significantly bigger than the more mature 4G hardware that Qualcomm has been refining for years. We don't have any official specs or size measurements, but the Nighthawk 5G hotspot definitely looks huge—it's a big, bulky black box with a tiny screen in the center. The touchscreen gives you access to a basic OS for things like setting up Wi-Fi, viewing data limits, and reading messages.

As for the network, AT&T is annoyingly muddying the waters with its 5G branding. It's going to start calling its existing 4G LTE network "5G E" where the "E" stands for "evolution." Its real 5G network, the mmWave one, will be called "5G+," referencing the higher frequency of a mmWave network.

If you need a quick mmWave refresher: the current LTE spectrum is pretty packed, so mmWave moves to a higher frequency, which means faster speeds and lower latency. MmWave comes with significantly limiting trade-offs, though, like worse penetration, smaller range, and more susceptibility to weather when compared to LTE. A mmWave signal can be blocked by your hand, a tree, a building, and even rain or fog. The industry's solutions to mmWave's problems are more towers everywhere and significantly more complicated devices with tons of antennas. There's even talk of limiting 5G networks to only cities. LTE is not going away any time soon.

AT&T's December 21 5G launch isn't quite open to the public but will instead be offered to a select group of early adopters. The company says that, "starting next spring," normal customers will be able to buy the Nighthawk 5G for $500 along with a 5G data plan, which will run 15GB of data for $70 a month. On one hand, this is more than the $50 plan AT&T currently offers for an LTE mobile hotspot, but the $50 plan is only for 10GB. If you're going by price per GB, the 5G plan works out to $4.67 per GB, while 4G is $5 per GB.

You will, of course, need to be on the very small list of cities where AT&T's mmWave currently works. The company says its mmWave network is live today in "parts of" 12 cities:

Atlanta, GA
Charlotte, NC
Dallas, TX
Houston, TX
Indianapolis, IN
Jacksonville, FL
Louisville, KY
Oklahoma City, OK
New Orleans, LA
Raleigh, NC
San Antonio, TX
Waco, TX

And in the first half of 2019, AT&T says "parts of" these cities will get mmWave:

Las Vegas, NV
Los Angeles, CA
Nashville, TN
Orlando, FL
San Diego, CA
San Francisco, CA
San Jose, CA

If you're outside the very small 5G coverage area, the good news is that the Nighthawk 5G also receives LTE. AT&T also doesn't mention how fast your faster mobile Internet will actually be.

Cliff Huxtable:

- Netgear's 5G hotspot comes in at a pricey $499

- It's going to start calling its existing 4G LTE network "5G E" where the "E" stands for "evolution."

- Its real 5G network, the mmWave one, will be called "5G+,"

- AT&T's December 21 5G launch isn't quite open to the public but will instead be offered to a select group of early adopters.

- The company says that, "starting next spring," normal customers will be able to buy the Nighthawk 5G for $500 along with a 5G data plan, which will run 15GB of data for $70 a month.




No NEW YORK, No care!


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NY never gets anything first....its not a place you can guinea pig. New Yorkers/Tristaters are impatient as sh*t can you imagine if they launch some beta sh*t here in the Tri state area and it doesnt work right...motherfu*kers would lose their mind. they gotta get all the bugs out and make it as close to perfect as possible before they roll in NY
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 4 months ago '05        #4
ReDvIaGrA 82 heat pts82
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Lets go! Good read!

 4 months ago '14        #5
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What's the point of 5g if you only get 15gb
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 4 months ago '05        #6
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This ^^^^^^^^^ also why are they focusing on big cities Like New Orleans tons of internet providers especially with N.O being such a big city, your going after the wrong market. This needs to to be available for rural areas places where they cant get fiber, dsl, or cable internet. Imo this is a waste of Tech. Land line and routers are best thing out. Rural area folks stuck to use lil start up company like hughes net, wild blue and other company with sat internet or radio wave internet. If i pac all that sh*t into a car that drives on water im not gone advertise it on land.
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 4 months ago '04        #7
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The biggest bonus of 5G other than lower latency which would be cool for gaming, is being able to move large amounts of data faster, but they only giving mofos 15 gb? Charging $500 for mobile hotspot for a service that aint even going to have the best coverage at first, limiting how "mobile" you can really be, is ridiculous also. They first so they just seeing who they can sucker in lol.

Im honestly good with the 4g LTE speeds I get on Tmo. Ive pulled 100Mbps down and like 40Mbps up. Id say avg is like 40-70Mbps down (where im at though, which is enough to basically do anything including stream 4K.)
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 4 months ago '08        #8
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lol this is crap

Verizon offers 300Mbps (theoretical) and no data cap on their 5G networks for $70, and down to $50 for current vz customers

Waiting for Tmo to pull up
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 4 months ago '06        #9
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This is crazy...5g can really have bad side effects and they just rolling the sh*t out like its nothing
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 4 months ago '05        #10
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 kurtd225 said
This ^^^^^^^^^ also why are they focusing on big cities Like New Orleans tons of internet providers especially with N.O being such a big city, your going after the wrong market. This needs to to be available for rural areas places where they cant get fiber, dsl, or cable internet. Imo this is a waste of Tech. Land line and routers are best thing out. Rural area folks stuck to use lil start up company like hughes net, wild blue and other company with sat internet or radio wave internet. If i pac all that sh*t into a car that drives on water im not gone advertise it on land.
breh most of those rural places dont even have 4g available...its still 3g in the sticks

so how they gonna get them 5g?

 4 months ago '05        #11
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 cbsepts said
breh most of those rural places dont even have 4g available...its still 3g in the sticks

so how they gonna get them 5g?
my point thats what they need to be trying to improve
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 4 months ago '05        #12
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 philly337 said
This is crazy...5g can really have bad side effects and they just rolling the sh*t out like its nothing
Yes 5G is a high frequency wave similar to xrays. This can lead to cancer and has shown to have huge negative impacts on the environment smh yet nobody is saying anything
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 4 months ago '18        #13
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 philly337 said
This is crazy...5g can really have bad side effects and they just rolling the sh*t out like its nothing
5g that bird box sh*t
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 3 months ago '04        #14
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70 dollars for 15gbs? Gtfoh watch high quality YouTube vids sh*t be done in less then a week.

I'll stick to my 12 dollars a month for 30mbps and 300 gbs

 3 months ago '14        #15
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I'll stick to my unlimited xfinity plan.

 3 months ago '12        #16
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I keep saying it. The frequencies from 5G are very high smh. We're talkin up to over 90 GHZ. Cats keep praising this like its some kind of gift smh. Yeah the speeds are faster but at what cost? Cat's gonna need X-ray vests to use the internet smh.

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 daman729 said


I keep saying it. The frequencies from 5G are very high smh. We're talkin up to over 90 GHZ. Cats keep praising this like its some kind of gift smh. Yeah the speeds are faster but at what cost? Cat's gonna need X-ray vests to use the internet smh.


Lol that's what people said about 4g 😂. I think by the time it comes out all that safety sh*t should be ironed out.

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 Greenghost2212 said
Lol that's what people said about 4g ��. I think by the time it comes out all that safety sh*t should be ironed out.
Nah bruh. 5G is a whole other ballgame. 4G has a 50 millisecond delay. 5G has a 1 millisecond delay. 4G networks send out frequencies below 6GHZ. 5G sends out a minimum of about 30 GHZ and can reach as much as 300 GHZ. Let that sink in. We already have enough frequencies flowing around and 4G is just fine. This is potential danger and they know it. I'm not claiming that I know for a fact it will be bad. I'm just sayin thee are risks to this.

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No go in New Orleans, AT&T said LG is holding up the Update

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