The Race to 5G: Standards

Follow the latest news about 5G standards and the companies that care about them

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Follow along as IEEE Spectrum summarizes the most interesting news and developments related to 5G standards through the 5G Tech Tracker.

  • AT&T Promises Mobile 5G in 2018

    4 January 2018

    AT&T announced it would have 5G ready for mobile phones in a dozen U.S. markets this year. And added that they expect to be the first U.S. carrier to deploy it. AT&T and Verizon have so far played it safe with fixed wireless networks, on which signals travel between two stationary points. Getting signals to follow people around is much harder. AT&T tipped its hat to the standards body 3GPP for issuing the first 5G New Radio specification in December 2017, which manufacturers can now use to develop hardware and devices.

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