AT&T the biggest US operator listed a new list that shows that “old 5G equipment” will not support its newer 3.45Ghz mid-band 5G.
To recall, AT&T spent more than $9 billion on the 3.45Ghz spectrum now the company is promised that the older devices will support the new band, it will be limited to new 2022 devices.
Jim Greer, assistant vice president of enterprise communications at AT&T, shared a list of supported devices that will have a new frequency band.
- Samsung Galaxy S22
- Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus
- Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra
- Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4
- Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4
- iPhone 14
- iPhone 14 Plus
- iPhone 14 Pro
- iPhone 14 Pro Max
- Netgear Nighthawk M6 and Nighthawk M6 Pro Hotspot.
As per the CNET report, while 5G smartphone users will be able to use AT&T’s 5G network, they will not be able to take advantage of the band because “the carrier plans to use both Incompatible users will not be able to experience it.”
Chris Sambar, executive vice president of AT&T Networks, previously said that while not every cell site can use both 3.45GHz and C-band, “most” will use both.