https://www.pcmag.com/news/365642/at...ok-uninspiring

AT&T's Netgear Nighthawk 5G hotspot, the first consumer mobile 5G device, has been on the market for about a week now, but it's hard to find any evidence that anyone's using it. One post on Reddit shows a Speedtest result of 194.88Mbps down - impressive, until you see that the Redditor got 187.44Mbps on AT&T's 4G network in the same location.



Otherwise, AT&T's, Netgear's, and Reddit forums are deathly quiet when it comes to any actual 5G users, and Ookla's Speedtest Intelligence database doesn't seem to show any dramatic speed upticks in AT&T's 12 announced 5G cities. The carrier doesn't seem to have shown the 5G device to any journalists, and there are zero hands-ons being shown on YouTube. The company declined to make a unit available to me when I asked, saying they needed to save the relatively small inventory for customers.

That said, we haven't found any evidence that the customers are actually out there in any noticeable number. AT&T's 5G launch appears to mostly be a paper launch, so the company can say it "launched" in 2018.

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