Wed. Aug 10th, 2022
AT&T is expanding its 5G network. This will help with the company's wireless and fiber subscribers.

AT&T is expanding its 5G network. This will help with the company’s wireless and fiber subscribers.

AT&T gained customers in the second quarter as the telecommunications giant worked to upgrade its network to better compete with Verizon and T-Mobile.

The Dallas-based company revealed Thursday with its second-quarter earnings that it has already covered 70 million people with its C-band flavor of 5G. The company previously said that it planned to cover 70 million to 75 million people with the mid-band spectrum, which it spent $27 billion acquiring last year, by the end of 2022 but it moved off that target earlier this year. Instead, it said in January that it planned to cover 200 million people with its various midland spectrum positions by the end of 2023.

In addition to the C-band purchase, AT&T shelled out more than $9 billion to acquire an additional 3.45GHz mid-band spectrum in a recent FCC auction. That adds to its increasing cache of mid-band radio airwaves, which is coveted for its mix of wider coverage and higher speeds. Both bands can work together and are marketed by the carrier as “5G Plus.”

AT&T is expanding its 5G network. This will help with the company's wireless and fiber subscribers.

On Thursday AT&T said it is six months ahead of schedule on mid-band 5G deployment and now expects to cover nearly 100 million people by the end of the year with this flavor.

The carrier is hoping that the upgrades to its network will continue to keep customers tied to its services. During the second quarter, it said that it added 813,000 net postpaid subscribers. Postpaid users, or those who pay their phone bill at the end of the…

Read the full article on www.cnet.com

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