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AT&T announces arrival of super-fast 5G+ service in Tampa

AT&T announces arrival of super-fast 5G+ service in Tampa

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AT&T 5G+ is bringing faster speeds and greater connectivity to its customers who are spending time in popular parts of the Tampa Bay area including Tampa International Airport.

AT&T 5G+ is the company’s name for 5G service delivered using millimeter wave spectrum, which is ideal for high-traffic areas.

For the company’s customers who have a compatible device and a qualifying plan, AT&T 5G+ will unlock immersive experiences – especially when larger public gatherings are permitted once again.

Those who live, work and play in the Channel District, attend big games at Raymond James Stadium or fly into or out of Tampa International Airport will now have access to the super-fast speeds and increased connectivity that are ideal for popular areas like these.

JR Luna, VPGM, AT&T Florida, said: “What AT&T 5G+ will bring to parts of Tampa is really incredible. The increased speeds are impressive, but what’s even more remarkable are the innovations that will come along with the network’s lower latency and increased capacity. I’m excited for our customers in the Tampa Bay area to experience what AT&T 5G+ will enable and I can’t wait for more parts of the city to come online.”

AT&T is bringing 5G+ to U.S. airports

The effects of COVID-19 left a huge impact on the travel industry with a heavy decline in national and international travel among Americans. Although things have slowed down, AT&T is working behind the scenes to enhance customer travel experiences with the widespread deployment of 5G+ in airports across the country.

The multi-year effort will cover major gate and concession spaces at select U.S. airports, where travelers and airport employees have the greatest need when accessing mobile applications and entertainment with a 5G+ capable device.

AT&T 5G+ lands at Tampa International Airport

AT&T has launched 5G+ at TPA (Tampa International Airport) providing coverage from the moment passengers with a current unlimited plan turn on their phones at the airplane boarding gates, to the moment they leave the airport.

“This is a tremendous enhancement for our passengers and guests,” said Marcus Session, TPA’s VP of Information Technology Services. “With the future increase of airport traffic, it is important that our wireless networks are enhanced to support the connected traveler.

“Having this kind of connectivity will help improve the passenger experience and create a positive impression for everyone who uses it.”

How travelers can benefit from 5G+ in airports

A stronger network means no more worrying about hit-or-miss Wi-Fi connections in airports. Travelers can stay connected to the people they love, be more productive working or stay entertained watching their favorite movies or shows.

Customers with a capable device and qualifying plan will be able to download an entire season of a favorite show before a flight to stay entertained throughout their journey.

The investment has enabled AT&T to have the Fastest Nationwide 5G Network and with 5G+ coverage coming to participating U.S airports, AT&T will deliver greater connectivity for travelers in the U.S. and help provide a more seamless travel experience.

In addition, fast and reliable connectivity in airports can also help improve operational efficiency for airlines, other tenants and airport operations.

“We strive to exceed our customers’ expectations with technology that will enhance their day-to-day lives,” said Jay Cary, VP – 5G Product & Innovation Postpaid Wireless Products. “As Americans gain confidence traveling again, we’re proud to bring AT&T 5G+ to its first airport, with more to come nationwide.

“Providing our 5G+ network in airports across the country will help enhance experiences of securely access demanding business applications, streaming and downloading movies and games, and help with logistics such as in-airport navigation, checking flight updates and more.”

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