AT&T expects to complete 80% of FirstNet next year, as well as nationwide 5G on spectrum below 6 GHz

AT&T expects to complete 80% of its contracted FirstNet deployment for 700 MHz Band 14 spectrum next fall, and the FirstNet effort is helping the carrier realize its 5G vision on sub-6 GHz spectrum, a company official said last week.

SOURCE: Urgent Communications

DATE: June 5, 2019

“FirstNet is a huge opportunity for us, and—quite frankly—it’s also a mission,” Scott Mair, AT&T’s president of operations, said during a session at the Cowen and Company Technology, Media and Telecom Conference. “I say that it’s a mission, because it’s like nothing I’ve ever seen inside of AT&T. When we’re serving first responders who are taking care of people at their most critical time of need, it has a higher level of importance.”

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