On December 18, AT&T announced it had turned on its new 5G mobile network in 12 cities, including San Antonio. Later that week, it released a select number of wireless hotspots in area stores. "This is the first taste of the mobile 5G era," said Andre Fuetsch, president of AT&T Labs and chief technology officer. "Being first, you can expect us to evolve very quickly. It’s early in the 5G journey, and we’re ready to learn fast and continually iterate in the months ahead."