Early this year, Sprint brought legal charges against AT&T over its flagrant misleading 5G E network. Now, the two carrier service providers have settled the lawsuit. Sprint was not happy with AT&T’s fake 5G branding, as it stated that the latter was fooling customers into assuming that their 4G LTE network was a full-fledged 5G network. The competitors must have achieved a settlement that’s acceptable to both of the carriers. The settlement has been reached after a couple of months of filing the case.
A spokesperson of AT&T stated that they would continue to use 5G E in its marketing material. Basically, from early this year AT&T started to display ‘5G E’ logo in some upgraded LTE networks. However, the phones couldn’t connect to 5G networks and T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon ridiculed the move. Even the new logo was criticized by Sprint, as their CTO stated that it was deceptive.
A month later, Sprint filed a lawsuit against AT&T for making untruthful advertising, quoting a survey where over half of participants stated incorrectly that AT&Ts 5G E network of having the comparable speed to real 5G. Sprint found it hard to digest as they were months away from launching their own 5G network. AT&T shielded itself from the charges, stating that it clearly differentiated the term from normal 5G and that customers deserve to know that they are getting improved speeds.
Both companies declined to talk about the agreement beyond stating that it was amicable; hence, the terms of the agreement are not yet known.