AT&T says that 5G E is different from its normal 4G network because it uses 256 QAM, 4x4 MIMO, and three-way carrier aggregation. Besides the 5G hotspot, AT&T plans to offer two Samsung 5G phones this year. Only to find out that 5G E isn't really a really network - just 4G LTE.
Still, Verizon's 5G home Internet seems like a real upgrade over Verizon 4G; Verizon's early 5G uses 28GHz spectrum instead of the low-band spectrum used for 4G, and Verizon says its 5G home Internet can hit speeds of almost 1Gbps.
Several rival mobile network providers didn't hesitate to call out AT&T for the deceptive adjustment. 5G Evolution technologies enable a peak theoretical wireless speed of at least 400Mbps for capable devices.
The results suggest it'll be tough for AT&T and T-Mobile's planned merger partner Sprint to hit their current estimates for subscriber growth in a mature wireless market that has seen little new-customer growth overall.
"They're entitled to call their product whatever they want", Leigh said.
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USA telecommunications giant AT&T has been criticized by its rivals for misleading consumers into believing that its upgraded 4G service is 5G.
Even though real 5G isn't ready for smartphones yet, Donovan gloated that "everyone within the industry who competes with us didn't like the fact that the night before last, overnight the top of your phone now shows a 5G E".
"The potential to over-hype and under-deliver on the 5G promise is a temptation that the wireless industry must resist", Verizon chief technology officer Kyle Malady wrote in the ad. Malady also said Verizon wouldn't "call our 4G network a 5G network if customers don't experience a performance or capability upgrade that only 5G can deliver". It took to Twitter to post a video showing someone putting a sticky note over an iPhone's LTE logo to relabel it "9G" with the caption "didn't realize it was this easy". The 5G network initially went live in parts of 12 cities, and is expected to launch in another seven cities in the first half of 2019.
Not to be left out, Sprint also chimed in and took shots at AT&T.