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Wireless Companies Put Their Big 5G Gambles on Display at CES

  • AT&T soups up 4G network and will rebrand it ‘5G Evolution’
  • Verizon is delivering faster wireless speeds for home service
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Wireless Carriers Ready to Double Down on 5G

Fifth-generation wireless technology may one day handle sci-fi tasks like guiding driverless cars, but today’s consumers are more concerned with making their phones work faster -- and that’s not lost on mobile carriers headed to CES in Las Vegas.

In coming weeks, AT&T Inc. will introduce an interim “5G E” service that promises 50 percent faster internet speeds in many places. Verizon Communications Inc. was out first in September with a 5G home service, pitching ultra-high-definition TV and speeds up to 20 times faster.