Apple is virtually launching its new iPhone 12 and analysts say it can tap into 5G that theoretically operates 10 to 20 times faster than current 4G wireless networks. But considering current 5G US networks that mostly use low-bank wireless spectrum, the speeds will not materialise for most people. On average, customers of AT&T Inc and Verizon – the two major US telecom operators – see only a small bump up from 4G speeds on 5G phones.
AT&T, despite its constant efforts, has to drop ‘5G evolution’ titled branding as Better Business Bureau concluded it to mislead the customers. In 2018, when 5G network was pre-existing in many markets, the company deceived customers by offering a minor speed-boosted 4G network in the name of 5G evolution. The firm, however, doesn’t agree with the allegations but has decided to calmly comply with the orders.