AT&T's 5G Evolution service is expanding in a big way.
AT&T announced today that its 5G Evolution is now live in 99 new markets, bringing the total number of markets with 5G Evolution to 239. AT&T plans to grow that number to beyond 400 by the end of 2018 and have nationwide coverage in the first half of 2019.
Some of the markets included in today's 5G Evolution expansion include Birmingham, AL; Redding, CA; Denver-Boulder, CO; Springfield, MA; Kansas City, MO; Charlotte, NC; and Madison, WI. You can find the full list of AT&T 5G Evolution markets in the image below.
As a reminder, AT&T's 5G Evolution service is not true 5G. It utilizes 4G LTE network technologies like 4x4 MIMO, 256 QAM, and carrier aggregation to give you faster download speeds on compatible devices. Some of the phones that support 5G Evolution include the Galaxy S8 and S8+, Galaxy S9 and S9+, Galaxy Note 9 and Note 8, LG V30 and V35, and Moto Z2 Force Edition.
Also of note is that AT&T says that it's LTE-LAA coverage is now live in parts of 20 cities, with plans to grow that number to 24 cities in 2018. LTE-LAA uses unlicensed 5GHz spectrum along with LTE to offer faster data speeds. The aforementioned devices that offer 5G Evolution support also offer LTE-LAA support.