ZTE Canada has launched its new Connect-Hub 5G internet gateway, available through Telus, which provides simple and high-speed home Internet, without the need for wires.
The Connect-Hub 5G is offered in two variations: an Indoor Unit and Outdoor Unit. The Indoor Unit can be placed on a flat surface inside the home and relocated as needed; while the Outdoor Unit optimizes connectivity, giving weaker signal areas a boost to improve indoor Wi-Fi. It features added protection to withstand the elements including an IP65 dust and waterproof rating, 6KV lightning protection, and the ability to withstand a wide range of temperatures and 5% to 95% humidity.
The Connect-Hub 5G Indoor and Outdoor Units support 4G LTE, 5G SA and NSA modes, as well as Sub-6GHz and mm Wave. Advanced antenna technology and algorithms independently select the strongest network signal. An omnidirectional antenna creates a 360-degree dual-band Wi-Fi coverage area. The Indoor Unit supports up to 30 simultaneous Wi-Fi connections.
The Connect-Hub 5G replaces your home Internet modem and router, providing high-speed Internet and connecting all your devices in one easy-to-use hub. It also provides advanced security including WPA and WPA2 Wi-Fi security, VPN, DMZ, and IP filtering.
The Connect-Hub 5G Indoor Unit tackles heat dispensation without noisy fans. The chimney venting design dispels heat while the silent, built-in radiator and thermal phase change material work together to keep things cool, says ZTE.
Easy to install without a technician, real-time network signals allow you to choose the best location and an app guided Wi-Fi configuration guides you along the way.
ZTE has partnered with 200-plus operators to ship 400 million Customer Premises Equipment (CPE) products to more than 100 countries and regions. ZTE’s Wi-Fi 6 CPEs have been deployed with several operators across Asia, Europe, Latin America, and now North America.
“Phones are just one category of devices that we enable with connectivity,” says Samuel Sun, President of ZTE North America. “ZTE is also a world-leading provider of Customer Premises Equipment, from TVs to computers, almost every device now connects to the Internet. Most homes and businesses are connected by wired Internet, often with a single choice of providers. By partnering with Telus, we are bringing the first 5G CPE to Canada, and making home Internet more affordable and accessible.”
“Wireless 5G will provide next level speed and connectivity for our wireless high-speed Internet customer segments, especially those in rural areas,” adds Dwayne Benefield, Telus’ Senior Vice President, Connected Home & Entertainment at Telus. “Telus selected the Connect-Hub 5G for its ability to deliver reliable high-speed Internet with a simple install for our customers. It supports all our current spectrum bands, in particular our newly acquired 3,500 MHz, ensuring customers will be able to reliably stream, conference and game at higher speeds than ever before.”