In an interview with CNET’s Daily Charge podcast, AT&T CEO Jeff McElfresh discussed the network’s 5G rollout, including their plans to make 5G more accessible by offering more devices. “You should not assume that 5G is an exclusive capability for the most expensive handsets, and found only in the most expensive rate plans,” he said. AT&T plans to launch 15 devices with 5G capabilities this year.
McElfresh also discussed how AT&T may focus on serving business users, possibly by reserving access to AT&T’s fastest 5G network on the millimeter wave spectrum strictly for higher end plans. But he also noted that AT&T will “definitely be reactive to the way the market responds,” making changes to their offerings as 5G continues to develop.