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Actual 5G networks for your phone won’t be ready for some time, but AT&T isn’t letting that stop it from trying to cash in on the hype.

Some Android users will soon see a “5GE” icon on their screens, even though their phones are still technically connected to 4G LTE networks. In this case, the “E” is a key distinction — it’s a reference to “5G Evolution,” AT&T’s moniker for its fast, but not actually 5G, network. 

“5G Evolution technologies enables a peak theoretical wireless speed of 400Mbps for capable devices, or an average around 40Mbps based on real-world experiences,” AT&T wrote in a statement.  Read more…

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