Inseego Supplying Verizon with 5G Mobile Hotspot Next Year
Verizon Wireless plans to offer a mobile hotspot powered by 5G during the first half of 2019. Today, the company showed off the device and revealed that it is being made by Inseego. Inseego was formerly known as Novatel and has made MiFi-branded hotspots for years. The Inseego MiFi 5G NR hotspot includes a touch screen and is powered by the Snapdragon 855 processor and Snapdragon X50 modem. It supports WiFi 6, and includes an ethernet port to assist in various connection scenarios. Inseego hopes to bring the hotspot to market before the end of the first quarter. There's no word on what it will cost.
Oct 30, 2018
Verizon Wireless today announced the Jetpack MiFi 8800L, a mobile hotspot that relies on the most advanced LTE technology to deliver speeds up to 1 Gbps. Verizon says the 8800L is the first Cat 18 LTE hotspot.
Nov 7, 2019
T-Mobile today announced plans to offer three new programs offering 5G service for free to certain groups, or cheaply for everyone else. The company is promising to launch the programs when and if it is allowed to merge with Sprint.
Feb 2, 2018
Sprint will use its 2.5 GHz spectrum holdings to provide the backbone for its planned 5G network, which is on deck to go live during the first half of 2019. The company is already hard at work on what it calls its Next-Gen Network.
May 15, 2018
Samsung is speaking with a number of device makers, including ZTE, about supplying its Exynos mobile application processors. Samsung wants to expand its processor business in a bid to be more competitive with Qualcomm, MediaTek, and others.