AT&T Shows Off '5G Evolution' Mobile Hotspot
AT&T today announced the Netgear Nighthawk Mobile Hotspot Router, what it calls the first 5G evolution mobile hotspot. The device supports AT&T's test 5G networks in select markets, such as Austin, Texas, and AT&T's existing LTE 4G network everywhere else. In the 5G test markets, wireless data speeds are capable of reaching twice the download rates of standard LTE. The Nighthawk can connect up to 20 devices to the network via 2.4 GHz / 5 GHz WiFi. The hotspot features a 5,040mAh battery that provides up to 24 hours of LTE surfing. It can also charge mobile devices thanks to a USB-A out port. Other features include password protection, content filtering, scheduling, parental controls, SIM security, USB-C, ethernet, and an LCD display for gleaning key data points. The Netgear Nighthawk Mobile Hotspot Router goes on sale October 27. AT&T is offering it for $50 when purchased with a two-year agreement.
Boost Mobile's Latest Hotspot Costs $50
Boost Mobile today debuted the Netgear Fuse, a mobile hotspot that can provide up to 10 hours of web surfing for up to 10 devices via WiFi. The hotspot has a 2,500mAh battery and a 1.77-inch display, which provides device status info.
Latest Verizon Jetpack Boasts 24-Hour Battery Life
Verizon Wireless today announced the Jetpack AC791L, a mobile hotspot that runs all day and supports up to 15 connected devices. The Jetpack AC791L, made by Netgear, is a traditional hotspot that features a full-color LCD screen and includes LTE Advanced functionality.
AT&T Debuts Rugged Mobile Hotspot
AT&T today announced the Unite Explore, a mobile hotspot that's been ruggedized to withstand abuse. The hotspot has earned the mil-spec 810G and IR65 ratings for protection against shock, temperature extremes, vibration, water, and dust.
Alcatel Linkzone Mobile Hotspot Now Available from T-Mobile
Alcatel today announced the Linkzone, a mobile hotspot for T-Mobile. The Linkzone connects to T-Mobile's LTE 4G network and can provide WiFi-based access to up to 15 other mobile devices, such as laptops and tablets.