Last year, NETGEAR worked with AT&T to help make the carrier the first in the U.S. to offer a mobile 5G device, the NETGEAR Nighthawk® 5G Mobile Hotspot, over a commercial, standards-based mobile 5G network. Our 5G mobile hotspot was released in December, and was available across 12 cities.
After this first taste of the mobile 5G era, 5G+ coverage is now available throughout 19 cities and counting. NETGEAR is now thrilled that AT&T has achieved another 5G milestone late last month, when our Nighthawk 5G Mobile Hotspot hit peak speeds surpassing 2 gigabits per second on AT&T’s live commercial 5G network in Atlanta. This is blazing fast, as a sustained speed like this is equivalent to downloading a two-hour HD movie in 10 seconds.
Strides are continuously being made in the 5G network, and are transforming the future of wireless speeds. AT&T is already working to implement 5G technology in various industries, such as movie studios, construction companies, and architectural design firms.
“We transfer a lot of data. Like, a lot. The 5G hotspot is a great way for us to transfer these files, particularly on site, without bogging down our process,” said Mike Ballerino, director of construction at HCS Inc. General Contractor. “With our two 5G mobile hotspots, we can keep workflows moving smoothly, perfect for when we’re out at a construction site and not in the office. That helps us get our jobs done faster than we could before.”
Congratulations to our team at NETGEAR and our partners at AT&T for another exciting milestone in the 5G journey!