On Thursday, the 7th of February, the Sprint Corp. had filed a legal lawsuit against AT&T, accusing them of misleading consumers to let them believe that they had been using a fifth-generation network or 5G wireless network when the development of 5G network has still been in progress.
Although the AT&T users are still in 4G networks, the AT&T customers had been watching “5G E” logo over their mobile devices in over 400 markets. According to the legal lawsuit filed by the Sprint Corp., AT&T had been calling their progress as a 5G evolution, despite the 5G network has still been in a developmental phase and in no condition to be used publicly.
For the AT&T customers, the smartphones running on both Apple’s iOS, Android devices, are showing “5G E”, even when the phones are not equipped to support the 5G networks. 5G networks could provide data speed up to 50 to 100 folds faster than a customer in a 4G network, although the AT&T appeared to have made a fool out of their customers, since a majority (54 percent) of AT&T customers believe that they have been in a 5G network, or in a network that is even better than 5G.
As a response to the legal lawsuit, the AT&T said, “We will fight this lawsuit while continuing to deploy 5G Evolution in addition to standards-based mobile 5G. Customers want and deserve to know when they are getting better speeds. ”