Mobile Devices

AT&T expands 5G coverage to include dynamic spectrum sharing

30 June 2020

AT&T has expanded its 5G network to 28 additional markets and is now covering 355 markets in the U.S. with 5G.

For the first time in some markets, AT&T has enabled dynamic spectrum sharing (DSS) technology that allows carriers to share the same channel between both 4G and 5G simultaneously.

AT&T said that using DSS allows the company to deploy 5G faster and more efficiently. The company could potentially serve 160 million people, assuming all of these people have 5G phones and are AT&T subscribers.

AT&T has been aggressive with its rollout of 5G networks in 2020 with 13 cites being introduced in the early part of the year and another 22 cities that received 5G in March. It then made a huge leap in deployments with 90 markets going live in April. Earlier this month, the company turned on its 5G network in 137 markets.

The new markets include: Ouachita County, Arkansas; Melbourne, Miami, Orlando and West Palm Beach, Florida; Maui County, Hawaii; Idaho County, Idaho; Alton-Granite City, Illinois; Jackson, Michigan; Columbia, Missouri; Chippewa County, Minnesota; Fargo-Moorhead, North Dakota; Eugene-Springfield, Oregon; Crawford County, Pennsylvania; Aguadilla, Aibonito Municipality, Arecibo, Mayaguez, Ponce, Rincon Municipality and San Juan, Puerto Rico; Lake County, Tennessee; Austin, Dallas, Navarro County, Victoria and Wilson County, Texas; and Salt Lake City, Utah.

To contact the author of this article, email PBrown@globalspec.com


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