US telecoms giant AT&T has announced that it will hold an event on December 21 where it will officially launch the Netgear Nighthawk 5G Mobile Hotspot. This will make AT&T be the first company in the US to present “a mobile 5G device over a commercial, standards-based mobile 5G network.”
The Netgear Nighthawk 5G Mobile Hotspot has earlier been unveiled. The modem uses the carrier’s advanced LTE and 5G Millimeter wave signals from AT&T’s 5G+ network. It is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon X50 5G modem. The Nighthawk 5G Mobile Hotspot will transmit a 5G signal over Wi-Fi to connected mobile devices. Presently, AT&T will provide its 5G service in Atlanta, Charlotte, N.C., Dallas, Houston, Indianapolis, Louisville, Ky., Oklahoma City, Jacksonville, Florida, New Orleans, Raleigh, San Antonio and Waco, Texas.
In a few days, AT&T will begin to offer certain consumers and businesses a free trial of both the Nighthawk 5G Mobile Hotspot and its 5G+ service at a space of 90 days. In the first six months of 2019, the services will be extended to Las Vegas, Nashville, Orlando, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco and San Jose, California. The 5G Mobile Hotspot will be sold for $499 by the carrier in the spring and also, 15GB of 5G data would be given for $70 per month with no contract.