In late December last year, AT&T announced that it was starting to put "5GE" indicators on some of its phones in areas where subscribers are using its upgraded LTE network. The speeds on the upgraded network are faster than regular LTE, but it's still not true 5G.
Not being too keen about this trickery, Sprint's decided to issue a lawsuit against AT&T.
Per part of the lawsuit:
Sprint goes on to say that, in a survey it conducted, 54% of respondents said they thought AT&T's 5GE was the same or better as real 5G. Additionally, 43% of people say that they believed the phones AT&T currently offers will be capable of 5G. If you've been following 5G developments, you'll know that neither of those things are true.
AT&T has since responded to Sprint's lawsuit, and it reads in its entirety as follows:
This move from Sprint is a lot more intense than responses we've seen from T-Mobile and Verizon, and it'll certainly be fascinating to see where things go from here.
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LTE-A is more accurate, and I hope AT&T loses.
Don't know why they don't just keep it simple like in the UK and just call it 3G, 4G and 5G. LTE-A is 4G+
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