AT&T Launches 5G for Business in Las Vegas

AT&T has added Las Vegas to its growing list of mobile 5G deployments.

The operator said it has millimeter wave 5G available in parts of Las Vegas right now. The company has limited areas of 20 other US cities where it is already offering 5G to business customers, and a few select developers.

AT&T is selling the 256GB Samsung S10 5G handset for $999.99 for potential business users. It can be used with the Business Unlimited Preferred plan for $90 a month.

"Currently, AT&T offers the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G and the NETGEAR Nighthawk 5G Mobile Hotspot to business customers and the Galaxy S10 5G is available to select developers, for use on our 5G+ network," writes an AT&T spokesperson, in response to an email from Light Reading. "These early adopters will help identify and build the experiences that will make 5G impactful for our consumers. As the ecosystem evolves and the network becomes more widely available, we'll introduce new 5G experiences and devices to consumers."

Why this matters
It's been a busy week for 5G millimeter wave and other high-band spectrum rollouts in the US. In addition to AT&T, T-Mobile has rolled six initial markets on millimeter wave spectrum. Meanwhile, Verizon has rolled out the high-band 5G in Denver and Providence.

T-Mobile, however, has said it will roll out 600MHz 5G "nationwide" this year. AT&T has also said it will roll out nationwide 5G -- probably on its 700MHz frequency -- in 2020.

Sprint is using its 2.5GHz mid-band spectrum for 5G. Although Sprint will combine this with T-Mobile's 600MHz and millimeter wave holdings if the two firms are permitted to complete the announced $26.5 billion merger.

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— Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, Light Reading

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