ZTE Canada announced that its Connect-Hub 5G home internet gateway CPE device is now available to customers on the Telus network. The Connect-Hub 5G is offered in two variations – an Indoor Unit and Outdoor Unit – with the latter designed to boost weak signals to improve data throughput to the indoor Wi-Fi router. The Indoor and Outdoor Units support 4G LTE, 5G NSA and 5G SA modes, with automatic selection of the strongest network signal. The Indoor Unit supports up to 30 simultaneous Wi-Fi connections and features an antenna with a 360-degree dual-band Wi-Fi coverage area.
Dwayne Benefield, Telus Senior VP, Connected Home & Entertainment, commented: ‘Wireless 5G will provide next level speed and connectivity for our wireless high speed internet customer segments, especially those in rural areas. Telus selected the Connect-Hub 5G for its ability to deliver reliable high speed internet with a simple install for our customers. It supports all our current spectrum bands, in particular our newly acquired 3500MHz, ensuring customers will be able to reliably stream, conference and game at higher speeds than ever before.’
Telus has this month launched ‘5G Smart Hub’ fixed wireless services with internet speeds of up to 100Mbps, initially for residents in Leduc (Alberta) and Terrace (British Columbia, BC), with plans to expand coverage to 60 rural communities across BC and Alberta by the end of the year. TeleGeography notes that Telus has previously utilised its 4G LTE network to offer selected rural communities its Smart Hub fixed modem services with up-to-25Mbps data speeds, serving over 100,000 rural households in BC, Alberta and east Quebec.