Less than a year ago Vodafone launched a new router for its customers. A device that came with a home installation connected to 5G Home. And now, less than a year later, You now have the second version of your device ready.
Vodafone has announced the second generation of your GigaCube router. Designed for those geographical areas that cannot be reached by traditional FTTH fiber connection or through HFC cable, the objective is to offer access to a high connection speed.
Internet anywhere without fiber
The second generation of the GigaCube router is capable of offering a 5G Home FWA connection in areas where its fiber does not reachI can also use it as a portable router that I can take anywhere, and thus always have an Internet connection.
The previous model was an option with which to provide an internet connection to homes and that It was going to be an evolution of the solutions 4G at home. In this case it is a commitment to FWA 5G wireless connections.
This device is designed to offer speeds of up to 1 Gbps, theoretically rivaling fiber, but using 5G connectivity. And just like a cell phone, you can take it anywhere.
To use it, it will be necessary that the address or place where you want to install the service is a area where FWA-compatible 5G exists (Fixed Wireless Access). That is, in areas of cities where there is fiber deployment that provides the 5G antennas with sufficient flow to avoid bottlenecks or saturation.
This is important, because not all cities with 5G can contract service, not all areas of a city with 5G will be compatible with FWA at the moment. It will be functional in areas where fiber deployment has occurred in which the 5G antennas have sufficient flow to avoid network saturation.
The model used is a Zte MC888 Ultra. It has an interior design that, although it continues to offer a cylindrical shape, has some small aesthetic touches. Inside is a Snapdragon
As for connections, it is a dual-band router that has two Ethernet LAN ports, one with up to 2.5 Gbps which can also act as a WAN and connect it to a fiber ONT such as backup. It supports WiFi 6 and also incorporates an RJ11 port to connect a conventional landline and use the telephone line that includes calls to landlines and mobiles.
Besides, can be used as a traditional router that is used at home, but also transported anywhere and even used on the street. This model can be taken to a second residence with the requirement that the main home be the place where we usually connect. Once the main one is confirmed, it can be used anywhere there is 4G or 5G coverage.
Vodafone Home 5G is available with a one-year term and a rate of 30.50 euros per month, an amount to which 5 euros must be added per month for 36 months to pay for the router, a period after which the router is already the property of the client. In the event that the customer decides to end their 5G Home contract before 36 months, they must pay the rest of the outstanding monthly payments for the router until full payment.
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