5G will be the next major trend in mobile. 2019 is also expected to be the year that we start seeing carriers begin rolling out 5G networks, and also for smartphones to start supporting it as well. In fact some think that 5G is such a major upgrade that it has been suggested that companies might start to choose to adopt 5G over WiFi in their factories.
Whether or not 5G can replace our broadband internet remains to be seen, but D-Link wants to give users the options if they choose to accept it. The company has recently taken the wraps off a new router in the form of the DWR-2010 5G NR, where its main selling point would be its ability to support 5G. All users will need is a SIM card and a data plan with 5G, and a power outlet and they should be good to go.
In a way you could think of this router as a more advanced 5G hotspot where it will be able to broadcast 5G signals throughout your home. It will also support VoLTE and will also be compatible with the company’s WiFi Mesh system which should help with coverage and areas in your home that might have dead spots.
D-Link claims that the router will be able to deliver speeds as fast as 3Gbps, which is apparently 40 times faster than the average fixed broadband speed in the US. Of course your mileage may vary, but basically it promises to be fast. No word on pricing of the router just yet, but it is expected to be released in the second half of the year, which we imagine would be just nice as carriers should have begun the rollout of coverage by then.