One of the major use cases driving 5G development and deployment is the need for high-speed Internet connectivity in locations where it is impossible (or expensive) to cover the last mile via cables. Both carriers and hardware makers, in turn, are looking to capitalize on this by offering service contracts and high-end 5G mobile hotspots. TCL, the company behind Alcatel and BlackBerry smartphones, is prepping a rather interesting device: a 5G Mi-Fi, a 5G hotspot with a USB Type-C interface. The Alcatel "5G USB Device" (which will likely go by other names when distributed by the carriers) supports download speeds of up to 2 Gbps (using 4x4 MIMO) and upload speeds of up to 1 Gbps (using 2x2 MIMO). The hotspot is based on MediaTek’s...
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