AT&T is lighting up 5G in parts of New York City today.
The newly available service starts in limited areas initially, delivering additional capacity and lower latency over 5G millimeter wave (what we call 5G+) beginning with business customers and developers.
“As a densely-populated, global business and entertainment hub, New York City stands to benefit greatly from having access to 5G, and we’ve been eager to introduce the service here,” said Amy Kramer, president, AT&T New York. “While our initial availability in NYC is a limited introduction at launch, we’re committed to working closely with the City to extend coverage to more neighborhoods throughout the five boroughs.”
Kramer added, “While we are pleased to take the first step today in NYC, we maintain that the City is in critical need of a strategy that allows wireless carriers to add capacity where it’s most needed – particularly in densely populated and trafficked areas – in order for 5G to reach its full potential for our customers.”
In addition to our plans to provide 5G across NYC, we previously announced the upcoming opening of a WarnerMedia Innovation Lab in early 2020. The 20,000 square foot facility will be located in Chelsea and will serve as an incubator for exploring and developing new entertainment experiences.
With today’s news, NYC becomes AT&T’s 21st city with 5G+. We will also introduce 5G broadly over sub-6GHz in the coming months, with plans to offer nationwide 5G in the first half of 2020. Providing 5G over multiple spectrum bands will enable our customers to benefit from the ultra-fast speeds of 5G millimeter wave as well as the broader coverage ranges of 5G sub-6.
Select customers in NYC can access our 5G+ network today using the Galaxy S10 5G on our AT&T Business Unlimited Preferred plan. Go to att.com/5GNews to learn more about how we are unlocking new experiences on 5G.
AT&T has invested nearly $1.4 billion in our New York wireless and wired networks during 2016-2018. These investments boost reliability, coverage, speed and overall performance for residents and businesses. We’ve also improved critical services that support Public Safety and first responders using the FirstNet communications platform. In 2018, AT&T made more than 4,800 wireless network upgrades across New York State.