Sprint, AT&T settle lawsuit over misleading 5G Evolution status bar icon

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AT&T advertises its enhanced 4G LTE plan as 5G Evolution even though there is nothing 5G about it. Even more misleading, the carrier has a 5G E icon appear on the status bar of compatible phones connected to the network. What AT&T calls 5G Evolution is actually an enhanced 4G LTE network that adds more connections between a cell site and a phone (4 X 4 MIMO) and combines two or more carriers into one larger data channel (carrier aggregation). This allows more data traffic to flow, increasing users’ data speeds.
Back in February, Sprint sued AT&T over the …

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