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 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.

Samsung SFG-D0100 5G Home Router Pass through FCC Approval

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) of the United States has recently completed compatibility testing of the first 5G router, which will be used by customers using the wireless Internet connection. The Samsung router with the designation SFG-D0100 will be available in the offer of the American operator Verizon. This equipment works in the 5G mmWave 28 GHz millimeter. The 5G terminal “SFG-D0100” made by Samsung Electronics (Samsung Electronics) passed the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on April 30, 2018. FCC ID is A3LSFG-D0100.

The frequency of the mobile network is certified at 27.50 to 28.35 GHz. Radio waves from the 28 GHz millimeter range have the same strong propagation suppression. This means that the range of the base station is small. However, engineers working on 5G solved this problem using beamforming technologies. This means that both the base station and the client’s device can form, by means of the antenna system, a directional antenna radiation pattern aimed at the direction chosen by the system. The Samsung 5G router uses for this purpose 2 antenna systems, of which each of them consists of 32 small antennas. Each system radiates on a different polarity, so data transmission takes place in 2 × 2 MIMO mode. On the other hand, the very high frequency allows us to occupy the 800 MHz wide channel (here we aggregate 8 blocks of 100 MHz each). Samsung SFG-D0100 is the model number of the unreleased terminal.

It is customer premises Equipment (customer premises equipment: hereinafter referred to as CPE) for indoor use. It corresponds to the millimeter wave (mm Wave) of the 28 GHz band which is considered as the leading candidate frequency band of the fifth generation mobile communication system (5G) from the frequency certified by FCC.

 

 

In the United States, Verizon Wireless plans to commercialize 5G for Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) in 2018, and Samsung Electronics has decided to deliver communication equipment to Verizon Wireless in 2018.

The SFG-D0100 is likely to be a 5G indoor CPE provided by Verizon Wireless’ 5G. In FCC, labels and terminal diagrams are released. From the label we know to manufacture in South Korea (South Korea), China, Vietnam factory.

 

Huawei 5G Router

More and more countries are starting the 5G trial since 2018, even though 5G commercial networks have not yet been launched, many people are keen to know the latest new 5G routers and some network carriers want to get 5G routers for network test purpose. Huawei, as the 5G standard maker and the top network equipment vendor for worldwide network providers and end-users, is, of course, dominating the 5G trend. Based on the success on 4G Router, Huawei 5G router is also attracting many potential users.

Huawei had presented the world’s first 5G chipset to the public since the beginning of 2018 at MWC and based on this 5G platform, Huawei released two new 5G CPEs: Huawei 5G CPE mmWave and 5G CPE sub6GHz. Just like the Huawei 4G Routers, the two Huawei 5G Routers also support difference 5G frequency bands. Actually, Huawei also released a new Huawei 5G Router named Huawei B818 on official site. Here now we can’t tell which one is the best 5G router because the details specifications about the three Huawei 5G routers are very limited. We list the general specs of the three Huawei 5G routers as below.

  1. Huawei B818 5G Router

* LTE Category 19 CPE

* Chipset: Hisilicon Balong 765

* LTE Download Speed to 2Gbit/s

* Supports all sub-6 GHz

* 8 x 8 MIMO

 

Check more details about Huawei B818 Router 5G: https://www.4gltemall.com/huawei-b818-lte-cat19-gigabit-cpe.html

 

 

  1. Huawei 5G Router mmWave

* World’s first 3GPP Commercial CPE

* Chipset: Huawei Balong 5G01

* Peak rate 2Gbps

* Supports mmWave multi-frequency

* 4G/5G dual connectivity

* Supports Power Over Ethernet(POE)

Check more details about Huawei 5G Router mmWave: https://www.4gltemall.com/huawei-5g-cpe-mmwave.html

 

 

  1. Huawei 5G Router sub6GHz

* World’s first 3GPP Commercial CPE

* Peak rate 2Gbps

* Supports Sub6GHz multi-frequency

* 4G/5G Dual connectivity

Check more details about Huawei Router 5G sub6GHz: https://www.4gltemall.com/huawei-5g-cpe-sub6ghz.html

 

 

We suppose there will be more Huawei 5G routers available as time goes and we will keep updating the list for your reference about the latest 5G routers and 5G development news.