Linksys and Qualcomm launch first 5G and Wi-Fi 6 hotspot

November 02, 2020 //By Jean-Pierre Joosting
Linksys and Qualcomm launch first 5G and Wi-Fi 6 hotspot
This tiny, lightweight 5G and Wi-Fi 6 mobile hotspot device connects up to 16 devices and boasts a mere 15.5-mm thickness.

Linksys, the connected home division within the Belkin International and Foxconn Interconnect Technology (FIT) entity, has introduced the first 5G and Wi-Fi 6 Mobile Hotspot in Korea with Korea Telecom (KT), the largest Korean mobile carrier and in Hong Kong with CSL.

The Linksys 5G Mobile Hotspot is powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X55 5G Modem-RF System and Qualcomm® FastConnect™ 6800 mobile connectivity system. It harnesses 5G and Wi-Fi 6 for fast and seamless connectivity. The device is the thinnest and lightest 5G mobile hotspot and includes a USB-C port with Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ Technology, ensuring devices are powered up and optimally connected at home or on-the-go.

The Linksys 5G Mobile Hotspot enables a fast and stable network by utilizing the latest Wi-Fi 6 standard and dual-band Wi-Fi (802.11ax) technologies. With USB tethering that supports large-capacity LTE high-speed data, users can stay connected regardless of what environment or situation they are in.

"Mobile hotspots are essential to use fast, seamless wireless networks in a variety of environments, enabling increased connectivity, mobility and productivity across many use cases," said L.C. Wu, chief operating officer, Connected Home Division (Linksys, Wemo, Phyn), Belkin International.

"We're delighted to collaborate with Linksys to deliver a 5G Mobile Hotspot powered by the Snapdragon X55 5G Modem-RF System along with support for our FastConnect 6800," said Gautam Sheoran, senior director, product management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

"Together, 5G and Wi-Fi 6 can better support the remote workforce and bolster overall network connectivity with speed, reliability and flexibility to transform how the world connects," said Gautam Sheoran, senior director, product management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

The tiny 5G mobile hotspot features 15.5-mm thickness and weighs 185g. It connects up to 16 devices and offers a 4000 mAh battery capacity that allows all-day usage.

www.belkin.com

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