Here’s a bit of surprising news, should it end up coming to light. AT&T announced today that it intends to launch a true 5G network before the end of 2018. If successful, it would make “Ma Bell” the first U.S. company to do so.

The expected launch will happen in a dozen markets – although we’re not sure which locales will be in the mix.

It will likely be a few years before we see 5G available wide-scale, but it’s nice to see forward progress just the same.

Keep readin’ for the full presser.

AT&T 5G Network Launch