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AT&T CEO Knocks Verizon’s New 5G Service as ‘Nonstandard’

Scott Moritz
AT&T CEO Knocks Verizon’s New 5G Service as ‘Nonstandard’

As the race to fifth-generation wireless technology heats up, so do the claims about technological superiority. A day after Verizon Communications Inc. announced that it will be the first carrier out of the gate to launch 5G wireless in the U.S., AT&T Inc. Chief Executive Officer Randall Stephenson said he’s curious to see how the service will be greeted by consumers. “I think even Verizon is wondering how this will be received,” Stephenson said in an interview after his appearance at the Goldman Sachs Communacopia conference in New York Wednesday.