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.
Jan 13, 2017
Verizon Wireless this week announced the MiFi 7730L Jetpack, a global mobile hotspot that provides wireless access to WiFi devices in the U.S. and around the world.
Sep 23, 2016
Novatel Wireless today announced plans to divest its mobile broadband business. The company has agreed to sell its MiFi branded hotspots and USB modem product lines to Hong Kong-based TCL Industries Holdings for $50 million in cash.
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.