We caught up with ZyXEL in the Renaissance Hotel where they were showing the world’s first fixed LTE router for the home.
The router will enable operators to offer high-speed Internet service to the home via cellular networks with data rates up to 50Mbps throughput. The device is ideal for operators looking to provide service in rural or other traditionally under-served markets where new wireline deployments are cost-prohibitive.
The router includes broadband Internet connectivity, two VoIP ports, home networking via a four-port, 11n wireless switch, and a USB port (to share devices, such as printers and storage).
There were several other LTE/4G products on the floor including products from LG and Samsung. In addition, Sprint, Verizon and AT&T have all announced network upgrades to support these systems. This is a big trend to watch for in 2010 and you can bet that next year at the show LTE/4G will be a hot topic.