Mocked and now sued — AT&T taken to court by Sprint over misleading 5GE indicator

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AT&T Communications CEO John Donovan won’t be smiling now — while T-Mobile and Verizon calling out AT&T’s “5GE” antics may have amused him, news of the federal lawsuit filed by Sprint against the company likely will not. In a strongly-worded complaint filed with the Southern District of New York, Sprint is looking to get AT&T to stop referring to its 4G LTE Advanced network by the misleading term 5G Evolution, or any other similar name with the words 5G in it.

Sprint’s reasoning for the lawsuit is pretty straightforward — with actual 5G on the horizon, AT&T rebranding its 4G LTE Advanced network (which other carriers also offer) and changing the indicator on people’s phones to show 5GE (with the letter E de-emphasized) “violates federal and state laws governing false advertising and deceptive acts and practices.” It also undermines billions of dollars being pumped into infrastructure and network upgrades to be the first to mass deploy 5G across the country — something Sprint thinks it has a good shot at achieving.

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