'Fake 5G' feud falters as Sprint, AT&T settle suit over 'misleading' label

www.theregister.co.uk | 4/23/2019 | Staff
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US network operators Sprint and AT&T remain coy about the details of a 5G ceasefire they have just agreed.

According to a report, the two have settled their feud over labelling faster LTE as "5G E", but the terms of the settlement have not been made public. We requested corroboration and details, but did not hear back.


So. To the question we really wanted answering: How real is 5G?

Sprint confirmed the settlement to the Dallas Business Journal – but it remains to be seen whether AT&T will continue using the label.

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AT&T painted its 4G upgrade as "5G E", or "5G Evolution", prompting Sprint to file a lawsuit in January, calling it "blatantly misleading".

Earlier this month the head of a European 5G consortium described US and Korean 5G launches as fakery: "LTE with new shoes."

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AT&T is already rolling out its genuine 5G...
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