21 May 2019 – In tight cooperation with leading module technology vendor Quectel, we have committed to a very aggressive launch schedule, having outdoor 5G C-Band sample units ready for customer sampling during August 2019. This is Zyxel’s phase one 5G rollout, with C-Band Sub 6GHz frequency support. Next 5G phase two rollout will include both indoor and outdoor 5G products supporting C-band and mmWave support.
The benefits of 5G
5G is an extremely hot topic as it is predicted to replace fixed line internet with powerful mobile connections – but at the core of all the fuzz, 5G is all about speed and improved latency. Strong mobile connections with rapid data transfers and much shorter latency. Where 4G connections have a 50-100 millisecond latency, 5G will take us all below 1 millisecond in ideal conditions.
With the great improvement in performance, spectrum efficiency and latency compared to current LTE standards, Zyxel 5G products have the potential to provide a vastly improved and responsive connectivity experience between outdoor devices and the 5G network, opening up the possibilities of an entirely new generation of high-speed Fixed Wireless Access.
5G technology partners
Zyxel’s 5G products are built on Qualcomm’s leading Snapdragon x55 chipset in conjunction with Quectel module technology. We start releasing our 5G product portfolio with weather hardened outdoor units, ready to be easily mounted on the outside of buildings or poles, yielding the best possible conditions for 5G FWA connectivity.
Fixed Wireless Access – 5G’s first real world application
Fixed Wireless – using wireless to replace wired DSL/Fiber internet – is one of the first use cases most Mobile Carriers, MVNO’s and Service Providers are attempting with 5G. To achieve the full benefits of 5G speeds and latency, an outdoor 5G unit is the best way to achieve this, which is Zyxel’s 5G launch strategy, as the mid-band 5G frequencies does not penetrate houses and windows as efficiently as low-band LTE frequencies.
Phase one of Zyxel’s 5G rollout will support the C-band spectrum and will begin during summer 2019. Phase two will take advantage of the high-band mmWave spectrum estimated to be ready in late 2020, early 2021, producing blazing speeds comparable to 10G fixed fiber connections.
Come see us at the MVNO World Congress in Amsterdam
Visit Zyxel at MVNOs World Congress in Amsterdam to get a first-hand look at our impressive LTE/ 5G product portfolio. We will be in booth 52 between 21-24 May and hope to see you there! You can also contact your local partner or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Quectel Wireless Solutions
Quectel is the leading global supplier of 5G, LTE-A, LTE, LPWA, AI based Smart Module, GSM/GPRS, UMTS/HSPA(+) and GNSS modules. As a professional IoT technology developer and cellular module supplier, Quectel is able to provide one-stop service for IoT cellular modules. Quectel products have been widely applied in IoT/M2M fields including smart payment, telematics and transport, smart energy, smart city, security, wireless gateway, industry, healthcare, agriculture and environment monitoring. Quectel estimates that globally more than 100 million devices have at least one Quectel module inside and as called, have been Accelerated by Quectel. For more information, please visit www.quectel.com
About Zyxel Communications
Zyxel Communications delivers technological innovations and has connected the world to the Internet for more than 30 years. Whether it’s a matter of establishing access through fixed or mobile broadband solutions, at Zyxel we offer a comprehensive and flexible portfolio of products that’s right for worldwide leading Service Providers and their subscribers.
Zyxel is a global force in the communications market with an unrivalled international presence that includes:
- 150 markets served
- Strong local presence throughout five continents
- 1,000,000 businesses and homes working smarter with Zyxel solutions 100 million devices creating global connections