AT&T exec defends fake 5G logo, despite other carriers slamming move

AT&T is pretending like 5G is already here – and misleading users

Verizon, With Its Own Non-Standards 5G, Warns Industry to be...

In an interview with Tom's Guide, AT&T's Senior Vice President for Wireless Technology, Igal Elbaz, stated that the carrier isn't trying to mislead its customers. AT&T calls it "building a narrative".

"Every company is guilty of building a narrative of how you want the world to work, and I love the fact that we broke our industry's narrative two days ago, and so they're frustrated and they're going to do what they do", Donovan said.

However, the move has been widely mocked by AT&T's rivals who have no plans to follow suit, while critics will argue consumers will be confused and misled. Now that 5G E icon has begun rolling out, and T-Mobile chose to poke fun at it. However, it also still means people using "5G Evolution" devices will need to purchase a newer smartphone in order to experience true 5G speeds.

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Quite frankly, T-Mobile and Verizon are right. OpenSignal measurements past year found that AT&T's average 4G speed nationwide was 15Mbps, behind T-Mobile's 21.6Mbps and Verizon's 20.6Mbps. In response to AT&T's antics, Verizon took out full-page ads in The Wall Street ... In it, Kyle Malady, Verizon's chief technical officer, writes, "We're calling on the broad wireless industry to commit to labeling something 5G only if new device hardware is connecting to the network using new radio technology to deliver new capabilities".

The company added a total of 1.2 million retail postpaid customers in the quarter, Verizon said at the Citi 2019 Global TMT West investor conference. Verizon is anxious that some will "over-hype and under-deliver" as temptation slides in for the awesomeness that is the future of 5G.

Don't think you've got 5G cellular service just because of that that 5GE logo on the top of your phones. In light of this, real 5G can't arrive fast enough.

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