Quectel Released LTE Cat20 Module EM20 at CES 2019

As one of the global leading supplier of cellular and GNSS modules, Quectel Wireless will release its most advanced LTE module on Category 20. The new LTE cellular module is named EM20, which are bound to bring a brand-new connectivity experience for years to come and it targets at the high-level of wireless connection and 5G commercialization starting in 2019.

 

According to the specifications of the Quectel EM20, we can see the EM20 could achieve download speed up to 2.0Gbit/s and upload speed up to 150Mbps, which is optimized specially for Laptop, PC and high-speed industrial IoT applications. Designed in M.2 form factor and measuring 42.0×30.0×2.3mm, this high-speed module is compatible with Quectel’s broad portfolio of LTE-Advanced products including Cat 12 module EM12 and future 5G module, allowing for smooth migration between different categories and to next-generation connectivity.

Quectel EM20 highlight Specifications

Besides the high speed connection for peak download speed up to 2Gbit/s, based on Qualcomm’s SDX24 chipset and fully compliant with 3GPP R13 specification, Quectel EM20 supports cutting-edge LTE wireless technologies such as up to 7 Carrier Aggregation (CA), 4×4 MIMO technology, 256-QAM as well as LAA (LTE Assistant Access) and CBRS (Citizen Broadband Radio System).

 

As the high-level LTE wireless module, the new Quectel LTE module supports FDD LTE frequency bands of B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B7/B8/B12/B13/ B14/B17/B18/B19/B20/B25/B26/B28/B29/B30/B66 and TDD LTE bands of B38/39/B40/B41/B42/B43/B46(LAA)/B48(CBRS). This ensures that IoT devices with Quectel EM20 module inside can operate on networks of nearly all the mainstream carriers worldwide.

 

In addition, Quectel EM20 features Qualcomm® IZat™ location technology Gen8C Lite (GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo and QZSS). The integrated GNSS greatly simplifies product design, and provides quicker, more accurate and more dependable positioning capability.

 

Thanks for Quectel’s proven success stories in high speed wireless module industry, and global spectrum availability, EM20 is going to be an ideal choice for ultra-high-speed Laptop, PC, Router, Industrial Gateway, In-Vehicle Video Surveillance System, Cloud-based 4K IP-Camera and many more similar applications, which indeed require very high throughput and preferably low latency.

 

Quectel EM20 Price and Buy

Since Quectel Wireless just debut of EM20, we can’t get the EM20 price currently. But we believe once it’s available in the market for large volume, the price would be down. However, if you need only samples now, it would be hard to buy now. You have to wait for few months to see this real product.

Huawei LTE Advanced Devices List

As the dominating network equipment supplier, Huawei cooperated with many network carriers worldwide and as the important part, Huawei also presented thousands of consumer end-terminals to enjoy high-speed surfing, in which includes 4G WiFi routers, LTE mobile hotspots, LTE cell phones, and LTE CPEs. Currently, the LTE networks are evolved to LTE advanced and consequently, the LTE advanced devices are becoming the mainstream for users. Since Huawei LTE advanced devices are very popular but many customers are not quite familiar with Huawei products, we summaries Huawei LTE advanced devices in below the table for you to check and compare. Hope you will find the useful information and get the satisfied LTE advanced devices:

 

Model Name Type Category Max speed Price/USD Specifications & Buy
E5175 4G Router Cat 6 300 Mbit/s 289.00 Huawei E5175 specs
E5186 4G Router Cat 6 300 Mbit/s 229.00 Huawei E5186 specs
B520 4G Router Cat 6 300 Mbit/s (2CA) 259.00 Huawei B520 specs
B525 4G Router Cat 6 300 Mbit/s 259.00 Huawei B525 specs
B528s-23a 4G Router Cat 6 300 Mbit/s (2CA) 229.00 Huawei B528 specs
B529s-23a 4G Router Cat 6 300 Mbit/s (2CA) 299.00 Huawei B529 specs
ME919 LTE module Cat 6 300 Mbit/s (2CA) 189.00 Huawei ME919 specs
E5785 Mobile Hotspot Cat 6 300 Mbit/s (2CA) 179.00 Huawei E5785 specs
E5786 Mobile Hotspot Cat 6 300 Mbit/s (2CA) 179.00 Huawei E5786 specs
E5885 Mobile Hotspot Cat 6 300 Mbit/s (2CA) 249.00 Huawei E5885 specs
Honor 6 / 6 Plus Smartphone Cat 6 300 Mbit/s (2CA) 439.00 Huawei Honor 6 specs
Ascend Mate7 Smartphone Cat 6 300 Mbit/s (2CA) 499.00 Huawei Mate 7 specs
MediaPad X2 Tablet Cat 6 300 Mbit/s (2CA) 369.00 Huawei MediaPad X2 specs
P8/P8 max Smartphone Cat 6 300 Mbit/s (2CA) 369.00 Huawei P8 specs
Honor 7 Smartphone Cat 6 300 Mbit/s (2CA) 489.00 Huawei Honor 7 specs
Honor 8/ V8 Smartphone Cat 6 300 Mbit/s (2CA) 449.00 Huawei Honor V8 specs
Honor 8 Pro Smartphone Cat 12 600 Mbit/s (3CA) 329.00 Honor 8x Max specs
Honor 9 Smartphone Cat 12 600 Mbit/s (3CA) 489.00 Honor 9 specs
Honor 9 Lite Smartphone Cat 6 300 Mbit/s (2CA) 429.00 Honor 9 Lite specs
Honor Magic/ P10 Lite Smartphone Cat 6 300 Mbit/s (2CA) 429.00 Honor Magic specs
Mate S / Mate 8 Smartphone Cat 6 300 Mbit/s (2CA) 529.00 Huawei Mate 8 specs
P9/P9 Plus Smartphone Cat 6 300 Mbit/s (2CA) 589.00 Huawei P9 specs
MediaPad M3 8.4 Tablet Cat 6 300 Mbit/s (2CA) 419.00 Huawei MediaPad M3 specs
Nova Smartphone Cat 6 300 Mbit/s (2CA) 449.00 Huawei Nova specs
Nova 2 plus Smartphone Cat 6 300 Mbit/s (2CA) 589.00 Huawei Nova 2 plus specs
Nova 2 Smartphone Cat 6 300 Mbit/s (2CA) 529.00 Huawei Nova 2 specs
Mate 10 Pro Smartphone Cat 6 300 Mbit/s (2CA) 629.00 Huawei Mate 10 specs
P smart Smartphone Cat 6 300 Mbit/s (2CA) 359.00 Huawei P Smart specs
P20 Lite / nova 3e Smartphone Cat 6 300 Mbit/s (2CA) 359.00 Huawei Nova 3e specs
E5383 4G Router Cat 6 300 Mbit/s (2CA) 399.00 Huawei E5383 specs
B5338 4G Router Cat 9 450 Mbit/s (3CA) 499.00 Huawei B5338 specs
eA280 4G Router Cat 9 450 Mbit/s (3CA) 699.00 Huawei eA280 specs
eA380 4G Router Cat 12 600 Mbit/s (3CA) 599.00 Huawei eA380 specs
B2368 4G Router Cat 12 600 Mbit/s (2CA)(4×4 MIMO) 699.00 Huawei B2368 specs
B2338 4G Router Cat 12 600 Mbit/s (3CA) 699.00 Huawei B2338 specs
Mate 9 / 9 Pro / 9 Porsche Smartphone Cat 12 600 Mbit/s (3CA) 479.00 Huawei Mate 9 specs
P10/ P10 Plus Smartphone Cat 12 600 Mbit/s (3CA) 479.00 Huawei P10 specs
Nova 2s Smartphone Cat 12 600 Mbit/s (3CA) 449.00 Huawei Nova 2S specs
Mate 20 Smartphone Cat 12 600 Mbit/s (3CA) 959.00 Huawei Mate 20 specs
Huawei nova 3i Smartphone Cat 12 220 Mbit/s (TDD only, 2CA) 399.00 Huawei Nova 3i specs
Mate10 Smartphone Cat 16 1024 Mbit/s (3CA) 629.00 Huawei Mate 10 specs
P20/ P20 Pro Smartphone Cat 16 1024 Mbit/s (3CA) 639.00 Huawei P20 specs
Honor 10 / Honor Play Smartphone Cat 16 1024 Mbit/s (3CA) 459.00 Honor 10 specs
Huawei nova 3 Smartphone Cat 16 1024 Mbit/s (3CA) 529.00 Huawei Nova 3 specs
Honor View 10 / V10 Smartphone Cat 18 1200 Mbit/s (3CA) 579.00 Honor V10 specs
Mate 10 Pro / 10 Porsche Smartphone Cat 18 1200 Mbit/s (3CA) 659.00 Huawei Mate 10 Pro specs
B612 4G Router Cat 6 300 Mbit/s (2CA) 199.00 Huawei B612 specs
B715 4G Router Cat 9 450 Mbit/s (3CA) 399.00 Huawei B715 specs
B618 4G Router Cat 11 600 Mbit/s (2CA) 449.00 Huawei B618 specs
E5788 Mobile Hotspot Cat 16 1024 Mbit/s (3CA) 499.00 Huawei E5788 specs
B818 5G Router Cat 19 1650 Mbit/s (6CA) 799.00 Huawei B818 specs
Mate 20 Pro / 20 Porsche Smartphone Cat 21 1732 Mbit/s (6CA) 959.00 Huawei Mate 20 Pro specs

 

Telit Presents LM940 Module for 600 Mbit/s Connectivity

As the specialist of radio connectivity modules and publisher of software and service platforms for the Internet of Things (IoT) market, Telit unveiled the first Mini PCIe module LM940, which is the first card in the world to support LTE download speed to 600Mbps. The Telit LM940 module offers full Mini PCI Express format (50.95 x 30 x 2.8 mm) capable of supporting LTE-Advanced Category 11 (Cat-11) technology. The Telit LM940 specifications are very similar to the current hot LTE-advanced pro module Sierra Wireless AirPrime EM7565.

The LM940, which is expected to be approved by several mobile operators in the fourth quarter of 2018, is capable of operating in the temperature range of -40 ° C to + 85 ° C and achieves this through support the carrier aggregation technology (three in this case) and 256QAM modulation. Telit LM940 is based on Qualcomm’s LTE Snapdragon X12 Modem as well as a satellite positioning receiver and is also capable of transmitting 75 Mbit/s in the upstream channel.

“The LM940 module will be of particular interest to OEMs in the 4G cellular router and gateway market, which demand ever higher bandwidths to satisfy applications such as digital signage and automotive infotainment,” commented Sam Lucero, the analyst at IHS Research, “We anticipate the sale of more than six million cellular IoT gateways by 2021, compared to nearly two million in 2016, for a market that will be worth slightly more than $ 1.6 billion that year. “

Telit LM960 LTE-A Cat18 Module Review

Telit introduced the LTE-A Cat-18 module LM960, capable of supporting speeds up to 1.2 Gbit/s in the downlink and 150 Mbps in the uplink. Such speeds are necessary, for example, when streaming video from the scene in high resolution or for distributing the Internet in an emergency situation from a mobile platform.

The Telit LM960 module is assembled in a PCI Express Mini Card (mPCIe) format. Telit calls it the first Cat-18 mPCIe module. It will be purchased by FirstNet operator for use in various devices used by emergency workers, in particular, in mobile and portable wireless routers installed in ambulances and other special vehicles.

The LM960 module supports both in-band and in-band carrier aggregation (up to 5) to achieve 1.2 Gbit/s throughput in the downlink with a 4×4 Mimo mode and 256-QAM modulation (up to 5). 150 Gbit/s in the uplink). Telit’s product can also operate in up to 23 different LTE bands (16 LTE FDD and 7 LTE TDD bands) including Band 14 (700 MHz), used in the United States for public safety, as well as 3.5 GHz CBRS Citizen Band Radio Service) bands and LAA 5 GHz (LTE-License Assisted Access), the latter allowing to improve performance in particular buildings in addition to the “traditional” cellular service.

The Telit LTE Module also supports several satellite positioning technologies, including GPS. In addition to supporting band 14, the LM960 operates in all other frequency bands that FirstNet uses to provide connectivity to the systems used by the emergency services. The LM960 is capable of operating in a temperature range of -40 ° C to + 85 ° C and also incorporates a four-constellation geolocation satellite subsystem (GNSS) and two SIM cards.

 

Telit LM960 Specs and Features

The LM960 module is based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon X20 LTE Modem chip and below is the general specs for reference:

  • Aggregation up to 5 frequency bands
  • Up to 150 Mbit/s UL 64QAM and UL aggregation support
  • LTE FDD Bands: B1, B25 (B2), B3, B66 (B4), B26 (B5), B7, B8, B12 (17), B13, B14, B20, B28, B29 (DL) ), B71
  • LTE TDD Bands: B38, B39, B40, B41, B42, B46 (DL), B48
  • 3G ranges: B1, B2, B4, B5, B8
  • Satellite Systems: GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, Beidou
  • USB 3.0
Feature Sub Feature Telit LM960
Rel 12 Release 12 compliance Yes
4×4 MIMO 4×4 MIMO on 2 contiguous carrier + 2×2 MIMO on 3rd carrier Yes
3DL CA Inter-band with 4×4 MIMO on one of 3 bands
4×4 MIMO on 2 bands in 2xCA Configuration
LTE CA 4x DLCA(80MHz aggregated BW; Cat16) Yes
3.5GHz B42 4×4 MIMO Deployments in Japan Yes
LTE-U LTE-U(eCAST) Yes
LAA(60MHz) Achieves 1Gbps with LAA Yes
Data IC Interference cancellation for LTE Data Yes
LAA Enhancements * More than 1 Lincensed carrier with LAA Yes
* Support for Wi-Fi measurements reporting in LAA
* 5xCA 4+2+2+2+2 scenario
Cat16+ 1.2Gbps Yes
12 Layers Support for 12 layers(Also 4×4 MIMO with 3xDLCA) Yes
5xCA 5x Carrier Aggregation Yes
New Bands 600MHz, CBRS(B48 with CA) Yes

 

 

The ruggedized LM960 module is derived from the Cat-11 compatible LM940 and the two cards are interchangeable, says Telit, which offers developers the ability to launch new equipment (routers, gateways, etc.) built on designs already using the Telit LM940, or to create product families with different performance levels (the LM960 for the high-end, the LM940 for the mid-range).

 

Telit LM960 Price and Buy

Since Telit LM960 is not available in the market for volume and just in the range of testing. The Telit LM960 price is high and there is only few online stores who can supply the samples time to time. We 4GLTEMALL.com could supply the Telit LM960 samples but not stably. If you want to buy the Telit LM960, you must pre-order first to get it.

 

Inseego Launches 5G NR-Compatible Mobile Wi-Fi Router for Verizon

Inseego in the United States has released a mobile wireless LAN router compatible with the 5th generation mobile communication system (5G). It is a mobile wireless LAN router for Cellco Partnership which is a US mobile operator (MNO) that operates as Verizon Wireless.

The 5G communication method corresponds to the NR method prescribed to satisfy the requirement of 5G in 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) of the standardization organization.

 

As with this device, the idea is that 5G signals come in and it is converted into Wi-Fi for other people to use. The focus here is Wi-Fi, with the device being 802.11ax-ready (Wi-Fi 6 ready) although the unit also has an Ethernet RJ-45 port (unclear what standard) to connect to a network if needed as well as a Type-C connection for direct tethering. This is the small business device designed to help several employees access the internet. There is also a small LCD display.

Inside the device is similar to the Netgear Nighthawk 5G mobile hotspot, with a Snapdragon X50 modem, an S855 SoC, and a built in battery. This time we were told there is a 4400 mAh battery, and the goal is to supply a full day’s worth of battery. The company said that they have 10 hours right now, but still have a good amount of optimization to do. On speed, the goal is to support 2 Gbps of mmWave 5G connectivity with sub-10 millisecond latency.

Cellco Partnership began offering 5G service as Verizon 5G Home in some cities in the United States on October 1, 2018, but Verizon 5G Home is for fixed communications, and it is a proprietary 5GTF system which Cellco Partnership led the development is adopted.

 

In the plan to start 5G service for mobile communication in the first half of 2019, 5G service for mobile communication is compliant with NR method, and in the future, it is a policy to replace the 5GTF method of Verizon 5G Home with NR method.

Mobile wireless LAN router corresponding to 5G developed by Inseego was decided to be released by Cellco Partnership in 2019.

 

 

The newest MiFi device is exclusive to Verizon and will be available to Verizon customers nationwide in 2019. Inseego also plans to offer its MiFi 5G NR hotspot device to customers of various global carriers next year, though the company hasn’t yet announced which specific ones.

How fast are we talking about here? According to Inseego, leading up to this week, the MiFi 5G NR “consistently” hit speeds of more than 2Gbps, along with sub-10 milliseconds latency in multiple component carrier aggregations (CA), as part of a real-world trial.

Huawei Mate 20 VS Mate 20 PRO VS Mate 20 X

Huawei Mate 20 Series Main Difference

Model Mate 20  Mate 20 Pro Mate 20 X
Colors Midnight Blue, Twilight, Black Emerald Green, Midnight Blue, Twilight, Pink Gold, Black Midnight Blue, Phantom Silver
Storage * 6GB RAM + 64GB ROM
* 6GB RAM + 128GB ROM
* 6GB RAM + 128GB ROM
* 8GB RAM + 128GB ROM
* 8GB RAM + 256GB ROM
* 6GB RAM + 128GB ROM
* 8GB RAM + 256GB ROM
CPU HiSilicon Kirin 980 HiSilicon Kirin 980 HiSilicon Kirin 980
Unlock mode Fingerprint(rear-mounted) Face ID + Fingerprint(under display) Fingerprint(rear-mounted)
Front Camera 24MP 24MP 24MP
Rear Camera 12MP + 16MP + 8MP 40MP + 20MP + 8MP 40MP + 20MP + 8MP
Battery 4000mAh 4200mAh 5000mAh
SIM Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
Water Proof IP53 dust and splash protection IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 2m for 30 mins) IP53 dust and splash protection
OS Android 9.0 (Pie), EMUI 9.0 Android 9.0 (Pie), EMUI 9.0 Android 9.0 (Pie), EMUI 9.0
Display 6.53 inches 6.39 inches 7.2 inches
Screen IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen AMOLED capacitive touchscreen AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
PPI 381 538 346
Resolution 1080 x 2244 pixels 1440 x 3120 pixels 1080 x 2244 pixels
Dimensions 158.2 x 77.2 x 8.3 mm 157.8 x 72.3 x 8.6 mm 174.6 x 85.4 x 8.2 mm

China Three Network Providers Get 5G License for Test

A few days ago, Chinese three major network providers (China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom) gained the 5G frequency band license for the national-wide test. China Telecom has obtained 5G test frequency resources with a total bandwidth of 100MHz from 3400MHz to 3500MHz; China Mobile has obtained 5G test frequency resources in the 2515MHz-2675MHz and 4800MHz-4900MHz frequency bands, in which the 2515-2575MHz, 2635-2675MHz and 4800-4900MHz frequency bands are new frequency bands. The 2575-2635MHz frequency band is the re-cultivation of China Mobile’s existing TD-LTE (4G) frequency band; China Unicom has obtained 5G test frequency resources with a total bandwidth of 3MHz from 3500MHz to 3600MHz.

 

Network Carrier 5G Frequency Band
China Mobile 2515MHz-2675MHz(N41), 4800MHz-4900MHz(N79)
China Unicom 3500MHz-3600MHz
China Telecom 3400MHz-3500MHz

This is the final test before the 5G in China will be commercially launched in 2019. As planned, the 5G will be launched for commercial trial in June 2019 and after application test, 5G network will expand the coverage more widely in larger scale at the end of 2019. And in 2020, 5G will become common and the cell phone will have 5 telecommunication modes.

 

Huawei 5G Router for mmWave and C-band Released

At the Global Mobile Broadband Forum, Huawei announced the first modem routers (“CPE”) for the new 5G cellular standard. The company has two devices in preparation, one for the C band (frequency range between 3.5 and 5 gigahertz) and one for the millimeter wave range between 26 and 28 gigahertz. Although the two 5G routers still have some drawbacks such as an enormous energy consumption to fight, yet it is likely to be the first commercially available 5G devices.

Huawei 5G router for C-band feature

Compared to a current LTE router like Huawei B618 , the Huawei 5G router for use in the C-band between 3.5 and about 5 GHz is quite large and heavy, but the first 5G devices are safe to handle.

According to the manufacturer, the Huawei 5G router should be equipped with two RJ45 Gigabit LAN ports and WLAN 802.11ac (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz). The 5G C-Band Router is backward compatible with the 4G LTE standard and comes with a 2T4R antenna configuration, which means: data can be received on four antennas while sent via two antennas.

 

Huawei 5G router for mmWave feature

The Huawei 5G router for the millimeter-wave frequency range between 26 and 28 gigahertz is visually hardly distinguishable from the sister model for the C-band. But there is one important difference: millimeter waves can hardly or never enter buildings, so a line of sight to the 5G transmitter is required. This is done by an outdoor unit (ODU) integrated with the entire modem technology.

The indoor unit (IDU) features all the connections and the WLAN technology. The indoor and outdoor units are connected via LAN cable, the power supply of the outdoor unit is realized via Power over Ethernet (PoE).

 

 

High energy consumption from the Huawei 5G router

As can be seen on the data sheets shown above, both Huawei 5G devices have an enormous power consumption, at least under load. The C-band model consumes up to 120 watts, while the mmWave model even up to 146 watts. So when the 5G router working, the power consumption is more like a gaming notebook rather than a router. For comparison: common LTE routers such as the Huawei B715 LTE router consume up to 12 watts during heavy load, ie one-tenth of them.

However, Huawei emphasizes that only the first generation of the 5G modem will have such high energy consumption. It is also likely that commercially available 5G routers will have a newer chipset and thus lower power consumption.

 

Huawei and Three UK Release 5G Router for Home

It’s said that the 5G networks would be launched in many countries and areas, so as the next generation of 5G mobile phones. As an important application, 5G router would be also an important part for 5G connection and surfing. The UK provider Three released its first 5G home access point from the Chinese network equipment supplier Huawei. Three UK owns 100 megahertz of radio spectrum in the range around 3.7 GHz and expands its 5G net with this spectrum. Huawei can provide both the network technology and the appropriate terminals for 5G.

 

5G can be used for a variety of purposes, but fast Internet for the home is probably the first application that will be introduced over a large area. With the 100 MHz wide spectrum that Three UK has available for 5G, it is theoretically possible to achieve up to 2 gigabits per second – which is about twice as fast as the currently most powerful LTE connections. What is more interesting than the top speed is the average speed, which should be at 1 gigabit per second. Compared to LTE, that’s a big step forward. A 5G connector can not only easily replace a VDSL supervising connection, but even achieves speeds previously only possible with fiber optic connectors.

 

Although Huawei already presented the first 5G router in 2017, it is now being used in practical use for the first time. It is the 5G router model for the so-called C-band, ie the frequency range between 3.4 and 3.8 gigahertz. Externally, the router is inconspicuous therefore and does not differ from an ordinary 4G LTE router. The router would certainly not win a design prize, but the technology dominates.

 

The Huawei 5G C-Band Home Router can also use LTE in addition to 5G, as shown in the datasheet below. Wi-Fi is supported at 2.4 and 5 gigahertz. There are two Gigabit LAN ports on the back, plus some LEDs and a SIM card slot. Whether or not eSIM is supported, Huawei didn’t tell. The power consumption is up to 120 watts – 10 times as much as a normal LTE router!

 

 

Even the 5G available in near future, you cannot buy the Huawei 5G router, presumably, the 5G router will only be available via some specific providers in some countries. But we suppose there will be more and more 5G modem routers available as time goes.

Netgear Nighthawk M5 – World’s First 5G Mobile Hotspot Released

Recently, the US mobile operator AT&T launched the first mobile 5G hotspot which comes from the Netgear. The 5G device is named Netgear Nighthawk M5 Fusion, which receives and transmits data via an integrated 5G modem and then forwards the Internet connection via LAN and WLAN to other devices. The new hotspot includes a Qualcomm X50 modem, the first consumer 5G modem. 5G is supported in the millimeter-wave range by 26 GHz, in this frequency range, the provider AT&T launches the 5G expansion in the US. Whether the range between 3.5 and 3.7 GHz is supported by the modem, which is used in many other regions of the world for the launch of 5G, is currently not known.

AT&T didn’t confirm other specs for the Nighthawk M5 Fusion (we got the name from an image title on AT&T’s press site), but we think it also has a Qualcomm X20 modem for gigabit-plus speeds on LTE.

 

The announcement by Netgear and AT&T was made in late October 2018 as part of a 5G test in Waco, Texas. The 5G network technology gets from Ericsson. AT&T plans to launch the 5G network in at least 12 US cities by the end of 2018, and by early 2019, 5G will be available in 19 US cities.

 

The Nighthawk M5 Fusion looks like Netgear existing Nighthawk M1, and the revealed product image of the new Netgear Nighthawk M5 5G hotspot shows the Nighthawk M5 in cuboid design and with a large display on the front. There are no other technical details yet, so it is unclear how long the battery life will be in 5G operation and what connections the device offers. Neither AT&T nor Netgear have provided information on the maximum speed.

 

The M5 Fusion model from the Nighthawk series will probably be among the world’s first commercially available 5G router and it’s also should be the first Netgear 5G Router & ATT 5G Router. It’s said it would be available in 2018 for the launch of the AT&T 5G network in the US. Details of the technical equipment were not released yet, but the Nighthawk M5 should be the successor of the Netgear Nighthawk M1. We will keep updating the news and detail specifications about Nighthawk M5.