AT&T expects 5G to bring back carrier-locked smartphones

AT&T expects 5G to bring back carrier-locked smartphones



5G networks are expected to bring a whole host of benefits such as faster speeds and much higher network capacities. But according to AT&T’s VP of radio networks and device, Gordon Mansfield, some unfortunate setbacks will also arrive.

For years now, US consumers have become accustomed to owning carrier-transferable 4G LTE smartphones – this removes the need to purchase a new device every time you switch carriers. But with the next-generation technology, this liberty may be taken away from consumers. As expected, not all carriers will be relying on the same frequency bands initially …

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