ZyXEL Unveils First LTE Cat.6 HomeSpot Router at MWC 2016

Bringing 4G LTE-A connectivity and plug-and-play mobility to home networks

January 27, 2016 – Hsinchu, Taiwan - ZyXEL is showcasing its new range of powerful LTE products at Mobile World Congress 2016, which includes the LTE4506 – the industry’s first LTE category 6 HomeSpot router that also supports 802.11ac. 

Forming part of ZyXEL’s mobile access solution, the 4G LTE-A 802.11ac Wi-Fi HomeSpot Router enables users to connect with a variety of mobile broadband services all over the world, thanks to its latest carrier aggregation technology compatible with LTE, DC-HSPA+/ HSPA/ UMTS and EDGE/ GPRS/ GSM. The LTE4506 is the only device in the mobile home router category with LTE category 6 compliance and the carrier aggregation technology delivers downlink data rates of up to 300Mbps – twice that of category 4. 
With the latest 11ac Wi-Fi technology, the LTE4506 provides dual-band (2.4GHz + 5GHz) Wi-Fi services that are capable of securely supporting up to 32 simultaneous users. To share Wi-Fi more conveniently, a one touch button for users to turn on the Wi-Fi sharing function is provided. Other features include a micro USB connector for flexible charging and a gigabit LAN port for non-wireless devices. 

“An ideal companion for any family holiday or even small business users, the LTE 4506 delivers faster downloads and higher data rates from the 4G network. The device also enables service providers to deliver higher network capacity to customers and they can offer new apps and services that rely on higher data rates, such as mobile video streaming and gaming,” said Wayne Hwang, Vice President of ZyXEL’s Service Provider SBU. 

Also being showcased at MWC 2016 is ZyXEL’s LTE 7410 outdoor 4G router, LTE 7460 multi-mode router and WAH7706 portable LTE router; an end-to-end LTE portfolio that provides fast wireless connectivity for a range of different user scenarios.

“With 79 million 4G subscriptions in Europe in 2015 , and 802.11ac booming, demand for 24/7 mobile broadband and multi-device connectivity is growing exponentially,” said Hwang. “This will explode further as we see the introduction of more smart devices and the Internet of Things becomes a reality in 2016, with Statista estimating 4G subscriptions to reach 267 million by 2020.” 

At MWC 2016, ZyXEL will also showcase its Connected Home solution, Small Cell solution, and In-Building Coverage solution. ZyXEL will demonstrate how its best-of-breed solutions can alleviate the pressure on the modern mobile operator’s network by simplifying the integration of multiple users and scenarios, mobilizing in-home connectivity in the cloud and maximizing mobile broadband coverage and capacity.
ZyXEL is exhibiting at Mobile World Congress at Barcelona, Fira Gran Via, Booth 5G10, Hall 5. For more information, please visit MWC.zyxel.com.

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.