AT&T Communications CEO: 5G is the Yes you can network

January 14, 2019


Last week, AT&T pushed a new indicator to devices connected to its LTE-Advanced network, which drew significant criticism from competitors, the media, analysts and other industry stakeholders. AT&T has branded its LTE-Advanced network as “5G Evolution,” and offers the enhanced service in more than 400 markets. Now, when customers with certain Android devices connect, their smartphone display shows “5Ge.”

In a keynote presentation last during CES in Las Vegas, Nevada, AT&T Communications CEO John Donovan defended the move, essentially calling the backlash sour grapes, calling rival operators “frustrated” and saying AT&T now occupies “beachfront real estate” in competitors’ heads.

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