Ultra Convenient International Connectivity with the ZyXEL WAH7706

New Lightweight LTE Router from ZyXEL Makes Staying Online while Travelling a Breeze

Sep. 30, 2015 – Hsinchu, Taiwan – Staying connected while travelling internationally just became a lot easier with the launch of the ZyXEL WAH7706 portable LTE router.

ZyXEL is a global leader in broadband networking technology, providing a comprehensive portfolio of wired and wireless network solutions for telecommunications service providers, small- to medium-sized businesses, and home users.

LTE Portable Router

The lightweight (125g including battery) WAH7706 offers one of the best international coverage footprints on the market; supporting 2G, 3G, 4G (LTE CAT6), and dual-band Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11ac) mobile communication. With the WAH7706, a user can also ensure fellow travelers enjoy fast Wi-Fi connectivity too – as it is also a personal hotspot able to support 32 Wi-Fi devices simultaneously.

The WAH7706’s multi-band support (covering LTE bands 3, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38) and its focus on the most supported LTE bands means the WAH7706 delivers extended coverage in the majority of countries around the world. It also means that frequent travelers can easily stay connected wirelessly in whatever mobile services operate in the country they are in.

While travelling, data speeds can be a huge issue for consumers. The WAH7706 LTE portable router blasts away slow bitrates as it supports carrier aggregation, the ability to utilize more than one carrier spectrum from differing frequency bands to increase overall transmission bandwidth, which delivers vastly superior data speeds of up to 300Mbps throughput. Its “plug and play” design means that users can connect to the internet, via LTE, in a fast and easy fashion with no technical configuration required.

Battery life can always be a problem when travelling. The ZyXEL WAH7706 LTE portable router provides greater power efficiency, supporting 2.4/ 5 GHz dual band fast switch Wi-Fi, with a power saving mode. As its power consumption is low, the WAH7706 features a lower operating temperature, which also helps to boost its operating lifetime. Moreover, it has a changeable 2800mAh lithium polymer battery that provides up to 10 hours of uptime*. If one battery runs low, simply replace it with another to maintain connectivity.

“LTE markets are expanding quickly, but the majority of base station coverage is yet to be completed,” says Wayne Hwang, Vice President of ZyXEL Gateway Business Unit. “Compound that with the wealth of LTE frequency bands in operation all over the world and it can be very challenging for travelers to connect to the internet.”

“With the WAH7706 we wanted to provide international travelers with a lightweight, long battery life, easy-to-use and super-fast portable LTE router which could provide connectivity in whatever part of the world they are in. Its multi-band design means that the WAH7706 does just that and is the clear choice for travelers looking to stay online.” Hwang added.

*Battery uptime will vary based on operating conditions, number of clients connected and other factors. Maximum battery capacity decreases with time and use.

ZyXEL Communications Corp.  
Founded in 1989, with over a quarter-century of innovations, ZyXEL Communications Corp. is a world-class networking company providing comprehensive and reliable Internet solutions. Delivering cutting-edge communications innovations to more than 400,000 businesses and 100 million consumers worldwide, today ZyXEL is one of the few companies in the world capable of offering complete networking solutions on broadband access, commercial networking, and home connectivity for Telcos, business, and home users. With a strong local presence in 150 markets around the world, ZyXEL is the ideal partner to deliver tailor-made solutions to meet customers’ local needs.