AT&T is launching new hotspot with mmWave and sub-6 5G this Friday

AT&T today announced that it's launching a new 5G hotspot in partnership with Netgear, which will launch this coming Friday, September 18. Called the Nighthawk 5G Mobile Hotspot Pro, it will be an AT&T exclusive and it supports the carrier's nationwide 5G network - the low-band spectrum - as well its mmWave 5G network - what AT&T calls 5G+ - which is available in "parts of" 35 cities in the United States. 5G support is enabled by the Qualcomm Snapdragon X55 modem.

Aside from that, the hotspot also leverages Wi-Fi 6, so it should at least be a safe bet in terms of future-proofing. It supports up to 32 connected devices at once, and it has a 5,040mAh battery, though AT&T doesn't specify how long that will last one a charge. It also has a touch screen, which should make it easier to set up the hotspot.

For first responders, the hotspot is also FirstNet Ready, meaning that for public safety agencies, they can be used access to the FirstNet network. This gives first responders access to LTE Band 14, a dedicated portion of the spectrum for first responders.

The Nighthawk 5G Mobile Hotspot Pro will cost $509.99 when it launches this Friday. It can also be had for $17 per month on a 30-month plan.

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