AT is hoping the hype for 5G will drive consumers to buy its new mobile hotspot router, despite being nothing to do with 5G.
What the router will offer, however, is faster speeds and more reliability.
In that respect it’s a stepping point towards what 5G should offer, but it’s more of a 4.75G (4.5G is reserved for LTE-Advanced) than anything to do with 5G.
"Only AT lets you get fast download speeds with the first 5G Evolution capable mobile hotspot router," said Jeff Howard, vice president, Device and Network Services Marketing, AT "The NETGEAR Nighthawk Mobile Hotspot Router provides upgraded mobile Wi-Fi experience and advanced security features, so almost everything you do from home can now be done on-the-go."
As mentioned, the router is manufactured by Netgear and carries their high-end Nighthawk branding which indicates this should be a serious piece of kit.
The router will allow up to 20 devices to connect to it and features a 5,040mAh battery which should last the day; should you wish to take it on your travels.